Re: Isnt anything lower than dew point...

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Subject: Re: Isnt anything lower than dew point...
Name: Joe F
Date: 8/9/2001 1:16:00 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Isnt anything lower than dew point... posted by Celstk855

The water vapor in the air that comes out of the AC condenses as the air cools, and leaves water inside the AC unit (which then drains out the back). If I let it blow into my case, I guess it could cool the parts low enough to cause condensation.

I'm trying to think of a relatively simple, elegant way to run water from my cooler through the air conditioner before it runs into my case. It would be ideal to find a way to run a copper water line through the evaporator coil, but I know if I tried that I'd just end up puncturing a line and I'd lose all the refrigerant.

The way the unit works is the evaporator coil is at the front (inside) side, and a fan draws air from the room into the air conditioner through the coils, and the out the vent at the top front. The condenser coils are on the back (outside) side.

I have to take a good look at the unit, but I think maybe I can take the shell off and run a copper line behind the evaporator coil so it gets hit by cold air coming off the coil. I can mount it in the window next to my desk and during winter the outside air should help cool the water. This really won't do me any good 'til I replace this A7V with a board that will let me overclock my 1.33 GHz T-Bird, but I guess I have time to experiment.

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