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    well summer came early. already 100+ .i have a bunch of media blasting to do so i decided to make a chiller for my blasting hood. fill with well water , add a bag of ice and we have instant a/c in the hood . water is around 50 degrees out of the well . have 20ft of copper coil in the barrel .
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    I understand the concept but, how does the heat exchange in/under the hood?

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    chilled air is coming into the hood. my nylon hood has a collar where the air inters . cools the blood so it is much more comfortable. my high dollar nova hood has air coming in up over your head and down. damn thing also weighs about 6 lbs.
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    So you are piping the fresh air through the chiller, then into the hood.

    I recently ran into someone that makes a chiller setup which is used by motorcycle cops. The ice water chiller sits in a saddle bag and has a small pump. Quick connect fittings are used to couple the chill water lines to a vest. Neat set up.
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    That a good idea, I always bake in my hood when blasting. Try to get it done in the morning before the direct sun.

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    i'm using all my old bubble wrap insulation on it. not a big deal but gets rid of it
    anything beats nothing . having cool air coming into the hood will help on hot days . i've got several cars to do this summer and otherwise would have passed on them until fall .

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    Got it, thanks for the info.

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    That's a slick idea! I've seen similar setups in rat/street rods for in cab cooling. One guy used dry ice in hos because he said it lasted longer. He also said he had an abundant supply of it.
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    i've got a lot of blasting to do this summer. without this i would not be able to do it. by 10 am it is miserable in there. just having cool air coming into the hood makes it tolerable . 50 degree well water with ice in it will run cool for several hours.
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    That is one job I do not miss! I used to have to do all the sand blasting at the body shop I worked in. I just tried thinking when I got done there would be some cute girls in bikinis next to me on that beach when I removed the hood. It only happened 1 time. That was a pretty hot Jeep owner. She wanted to watch the rust disappear on her quarter panel. That was the only fun time during blasting.
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    Hey Shine, with all that copper tubing and careful engineering when your done with the chiller you sure have a heck of a good start on a still!
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    no no honest it's an air chiller !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shine View Post
    no no honest it's an air chiller !!!
    Hey, it's your story, tell it anyway you want!
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    94 degrees today . this chiller rocks !
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    Oh crap. I just got the big picture:

    SHINE has an air chiller which would absolutely function as a distillery condenser.

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