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Posted by Vaughn Simon on September 4, 2007, 10:17 am
 


    Easily prevented with a drip pan connected to a suitable drain.  They
install these under AC air handlers all the time for exactly the same reason.

Vaughn



Posted by Jon Elson on September 4, 2007, 5:17 am
 
nicksanspam@ece.villanova.edu wrote:

I'd strongly advise against an aluminum radiator.  See how long
this stuff lasts in a closed car system.

You can usually find car radiator rebuild outfits that will use
nothing but a brass or similar alloy core - because they don't
want the angry returns.  You can probably have them rebuild
something that is more suitable for your purposes, maybe a truck
radiator.

To avoid using corrosion inhibitor in the entire storage tank,
you could set up a water-water heat exchanger, basically two
coaxial pipes.  You can get them with ribbed inner pipe for
better heat transfer.  Or, you could run the radiator loop as a
coil of pipe in the storage tank.

Jon

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