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Bill Moore
Intermediate Member
Username: Bill_beerman

Post Number: 425
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 63.145.150.124
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 04:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=2005120706591194&item=1-1302&catname=e lectric
 

George
Junior Member
Username: Ggenovez

Post Number: 60
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 151.193.220.29
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 05:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Bill,

Looks like it is pretty small (44 lbs) uses r-12, you need to be certified or find someone certified to refill (not hard to do, I'm r-12 certified) and looks like it uses a small cooling chamber

"plastic cooling tank measures 9" x 5" x 8" inside"

I'm guessing it would be similar to a water fountain. It's nice and cold if it's been sitting there for a little while but pipe temperature after the guy will the big gulp cup.

I imagine you would need to pipe a little in the chamber, wait 10 minutes, pipe wait ...

I could be way off but it just looks too small.

George
 

ELK
Senior Member
Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1400
Registered: 01-2003
Posted From: 67.177.25.240
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 05:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

looks to me like they took off the SS and maybe even the thermocouple metal for salvage and then they have this Freon disposal problem and figure its cheaper to sell it than to pay for the freon removal?? They might have even taken out the carbonator re resale.
Very small chamber.
Only thing I can think of is to sit next to the pool to keep 3 beers cold.
 

Bill Moore
Intermediate Member
Username: Bill_beerman

Post Number: 426
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 63.145.150.124
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 06:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can't tell from the writeup if the system is still charged with refrigerant.
I was thinking about using the flexible cooling jacket for chilling fermenters.
Or use the cooling to chill down the water bath that I keep my fermenters in.
 

Steve Funk
Member
Username: Tundra45

Post Number: 149
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 209.216.181.126
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 09:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I agree with ELK, likely trying to pass off controlled waste. Even if it works, at only 200 BTUs it's a bit small for even three beers unless you put them in prechilled! I wouldn't bother.