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Liquid-Cooling System
The Ingredients...
The Process...
Between my laser CNC and kraken hotend on my 3D printer, I had a serious need for a liquid-cooling system. I needed either 2 separate systems - one for each device, or one big water chiller with 2 pumps and water circuits for each device. So I decided to go for the latter option since it was the cheaper of the two options and takes up the least amount of space as well. I found a wine chiller (about the size of a mini-mini-fridge) that was the perfect size for the water chiller (fit under the table that my laser CNC is on).  First I pulled out the peltier element and replaced the thermal grease with the high-end kind I already owned and I cut a few holes into it for water inlet and outlets and installed 1/4" NPT brass fittings and finally quick connect fittings. Then on the inside I installed two 2-prong outlets that I connected to a power cord to act almost like a built-in extension cord that provides a pair of outlets inside the chiller to plug the water pumps into. As a temporary solution, I've setup a bowl inside to hold the water/pump. Ultimately I'll be building a tank that should take up almost all of the room inside in order to get the most out of the space. I'll probably end up using the glass panels from the numerous microwaves that I've cannibalized.