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#1 haleymon

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 01:31 PM

Okay

Everyone has seen the link on how to make a CAT cooler for under 15.00.

Here is how to do it even cheaper and the link to get the parts.

The other Cooler had you get a 2" to 1 1/2" and a 1 1/2" to 1" and a 1" to 3/4" PVC fittings when all you need is a 2" TO 3/4 fitting (.70 cents home depot)

So here are the parts

3/4" x 8'(smallest lenght I could find) series 200 PVC Pipe. 1.59 (Home Depot)
2" Coupler .70 (Home Depot)
2" to 3/4" adapter .70 (Home Depot)

NEW 60mm 12VDC Fan 6.99 ( Ace Electronics ) This place is here in Houston so i paid no shipping.

Grand total $9.98

Cooler works GREAT cuts cool down time in half!!!

Hope this helps

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 08:10 PM

No filter?

#3 garyc11

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 09:29 PM

can't you use sc 40 what's the difference except the wall thickness.

#4 haleymon

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 01:14 AM

No filter?


Yes I used a 2" circle of an AC filter, I just forgot to list it, sorry. We had a case of them in the Garage. I think one of those is 48" x 36" @ 1.29 and you cut a 2" circle out of it. So 1 of those should last you like 40 years. hehehehehehehehehe.




can't you use sc 40 what's the difference except the wall thickness.


Im sure you can, it's more expensive and heavier though.

#5 David Knisely

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 02:25 AM

Okay

Everyone has seen the link on how to make a CAT cooler for under 15.00.

Here is how to do it even cheaper and the link to get the parts.

The other Cooler had you get a 2" to 1 1/2" and a 1 1/2" to 1" and a 1" to 3/4" PVC fittings when all you need is a 2" TO 3/4 fitting (.70 cents home depot)

So here are the parts

3/4" x 8'(smallest lenght I could find) series 200 PVC Pipe. 1.59 (Home Depot)
2" Coupler .70 (Home Depot)
2" to 3/4" adapter .70 (Home Depot)

NEW 60mm 12VDC Fan 6.99 ( Ace Electronics ) This place is here in Houston so i paid no shipping.

Grand total $9.98

Cooler works GREAT cuts cool down time in half!!!

Hope this helps


I would recommend a good section of filtering material (0.25 microns or smaller) to prevent small dust particles from ending up on the optics. Common filtering materials may either be too dense to allow much air to flow when a modest fan is used or be too thin to trap a lot of dust. Clear skies to you.

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 09:44 PM

The CPU fans generally used for these coolers are pretty weak. If you do much more than standard fiberglass furnace filter material (i.e., heavier or thicker filter material), the fan will not blow through it, plain and simple.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 03:42 PM

No filter?


I used some old panty hose from my wife, works great.

I used to be worried about dust getting in the ota, then I had an accident and had to take the corrector plate off of the SCT. In spite of my fear, it was a piece of cake. So, let the ota get dusty, I'll clean it.

Still, looking at the pantyhose, I don't know how dust can get through there.

#8 Psa19one

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 07:32 PM

hmmm... :question: panty hose... ingenius! :thewave:

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:02 PM

Anyone else have recommendations for filter material?

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:39 PM

Flat pleated auto air filters work pretty well - cut the frame off and use the filter material.

#11 haleymon

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:44 PM

I used some old panty hose from my wife, works great.



GREAT Idea!!!!!! I think im going to try that

THANKS!!!!

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 08:32 PM

... should give you a leg-up on any other filtering possibilities...
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Posted 15 November 2005 - 08:37 PM

:funny: :foreheadslap:

#14 haleymon

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 09:05 PM

... should give you a leg-up on any other filtering possibilities...
:tonofbricks:


OMG!!!! :foreheadslap:

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 02:10 AM

hmm...perhaps we could try coarse filtering first......to reduce filter changeouts.

Fishnet stockins mebbe?

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 06:24 PM

In addit. to the other replies about panty hose .... I've used it a lot too. When installing speakers under the dash of cars, ALWAYS wrap them in hose. Keeps all kinds of *Word deleted by the CN gnaughties gnomes* from falling inside them and rattling.


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