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Old 11-10-2007, 02:41 PM   #1
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Long story short, I'm now the owner of an ancient piece of molecular biology equipment. It is a Perkin Elmer Cetus thermal cycler or PCR machine. What it might allow one to do, is use it as a glycol recirculation system. It was designed to circulate polyethylyne glycol through an aluminum plate and heat or cool the plate from 4C to 94C. It would be easy to disconnect the tubes from the plate and hook them to a copper coil for cooling a fermenter or something else.

In the picture you can see the compressor, pump, coils, Al plate, etc. In fact one could basically just keep the unit whole and re-route the plumbing for the glycol. It might work. Any takers for this free thingamagig?
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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Wow, nice find there! I'm sure it'll find a good home. Why are you getting rid of it, though?


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Old 11-10-2007, 06:25 PM   #3
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Wow, nice find there! I'm sure it'll find a good home. Why are you getting rid of it, though?
Well, the reason I'm getting rid of it is because I don't really have a need or have a use for it at this time; I don't have a fermenter that would lend itself to immersion coils for the recirculating temperature control. I have an old freezer with a temp. controller that I use for fermenting or lagering so I just thought that I'd give this to someone who might want to find a use for it. I reckon that someone around Central Texas might want it at some point so I'll just box it up and store it.

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Old 03-11-2010, 09:54 PM   #4
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So, I realize this thread is 3 years old... but do you still have it?
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