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Old 18-10-2010, 16:11   #1
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Heat Exchanger Conversion to Water Tank

Any one had any experience at converting their sea water heat exchanger for the refrigeration to one that resides in the water tank">fresh water tank?
I want to eliminate my technautics heat exchanger and make a new heat exchanger coil that would sit inside my 60 gallon water tank. This removes the salt water issues; makes it available for use on the hard; and the technautics doesn't come with a zinc and I'm worried about the internal tubes/coil.
I have a Global 12 technautics engine driven compressor with 12v technautics danfoss compressors for the frig and freezer. Dual system holding plates and only have to use the engine compressor once every 4-5 days in the tropics to draw down the temperature when the 12v system can't keep up.
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Old 18-10-2010, 16:18   #2
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I haven't any experience. But I do remember a long thread about it a couple of years ago if you run a search on the site youshould find it.
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Might want to check out this on-going discussion on CF:

Refrigerator Water Cooled to Fresh Water Tank

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i seriously considered this, but since i don't have a watermaker, i wondered what would happen as the water in the tank was consumed.

do you have a watermaker??
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If you have a tank that is never going to get emptied, then that tank is surplus to requirements! Regards, Richard.
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