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Old 02-17-2014, 12:42 AM   #1
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I'm wondering if this would work. If I get a water fountain pump like one out of a cat dish, and ran a hose up around the shanke would that keep it cooler then a fan blowing up on it. Been thinking about it for a while. I would have a plastic container containing the glycol and the pump on the chilling panel on the back, and just circulate it

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Old 02-17-2014, 12:56 AM   #2
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:47 AM   #3
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I use a pond pump and a half glycol, half water solution to chill my 25 ft lines. I need a separate fridge to cool my glycol, won't work in my beer fridge.

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Make sure its a closed loop. If there is an air gap you will end up with condensation all over the freezer.

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Ya I was gonna seal it off with hit glue or silicone. There is no freezer in this online a cooling plate down the entire back of the bar fridge. I might be able to get some books riveted to the container to keep it on top of the cooling panel so I won't have far to go. That way I can use less glycol

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I'm going to be building one of these soon. I'm going to use a sump pump to push the glycol/water mixture out. I'll have the pump in an ice chest reservoir. The only part I haven't solved yet is the cooling: not sure if I want to adapt a AC unit, an old mini fridge, aquarium chiller or a hydroponic chiller (readily available in my neck of the woods).

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I've been considering using the top freezer portion of my kegerator as the cooling portion of a glycol system.

I was thinking about having a tote full if glycol/water solution with a submersible pond pump in the tote hooked up to a temp controller. I would also have the inlet and outlet lines going though the side of the freezer. Obviously I would seal the lines in and out of the freezer to limit as much cold air leakage as possible.

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