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    Tig cooler gets started

    This is the conglomeration I have now.


    Tank section.

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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    Is the round thing to the left in the first picture a radiator?

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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    Quote Originally Posted by forhire View Post
    Is the round thing to the left in the first picture a radiator?
    Yes. Somewhat of a precooler to take advantage of the tempurature delta between room temp air and the hot coolant from the torch. The hot coolant enters at the bottom and exits the top and is dumped into the bowl of the tank. It shaves off a few degrees.
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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    Anyway, the new one will be a variation of this convection unit we built last year.

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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    Last edited by shovelon; 06-16-2013 at 03:12 AM.

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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    @ shovelon - the integrated kart-H2O cooler is slick. The diamond plating look is pro all the way. Gleening ideas for a future build....

    Mahalo for posting your work in progress.
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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    I keep thinking a baseboard fin tube heater would make a good convection cooler.

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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    Quote Originally Posted by shovelon View Post
    What are you cutting those smooth circles with? Plasma?

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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    Quote Originally Posted by atg View Post
    I keep thinking a baseboard fin tube heater would make a good convection cooler.
    The toe kick units have a lot more fin area in a smaller space. You could also use a car radiator without a fan if the capacity is large enough so heat saturation isn't an issue.

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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    Everytime I see that 700 I feel like less of a man for only having the 280. That thing is such a beast.

    I love your cart, btw, the plating makes it rock.

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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Hall View Post
    Everytime I see that 700 I feel like less of a man for only having the 280. That thing is such a beast.

    I love your cart, btw, the plating makes it rock.
    Terry let me run that for a bit bob.....It's awesome the amount of power it has but he does weld 1 inch and thicker plate with that and as i learned you need it to get the puddle going ...Watching Terry run it it looks simple...It's not at least for me

    The only thing i had a problem with was the torch and supply cables are something that would take some getting used to ...That is not your common tig torch and cables and is kind of awkward in my hand
    Backed my CATMA over your CARMA oops clusmy me

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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    I could only imagine!

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    Re: Tig cooler gets started

    Any progress on the cooler shovelon? Ps your inbox is full.

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