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Old 01-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Any thoughts on optimum length for a cfc I have llimited space and budget

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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What's your water temperature run?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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Planning on using a prechiller for water so around 40-45 degrees

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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I'm at 20' on around 50* ground water and cools fine. I pinched the hose about every 5' with a zip tie to make the water turbulent. Don't know if it did anything, but it works well.

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:40 PM   #5
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You will find copper coils in 20' and 50' lengths... What I did was buy 50' of everything and made two 25' CFC's. I am trying to sell one of them... Interested?

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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Planning on using a prechiller for water so around 40-45 degrees
Then, as already mentioned, 20' of copper will do you nicely.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:29 AM   #7
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Ended up with 15 feet of 3/8 od tubing made a batch today it worked great took 5.5 gallon from 200 to 75 degrees in about 8 minutes just wish the cheap pump I was using worked as well

 
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