WTB Chiller 1/4 hp for 85 gallon cold water project

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  1. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    WTB Chiller 1/4 hp for 85 gallon cold water project!
    Just getting started.
    Any out there.
    I'm going for about 56 degrees.
  2. Brianbigoats

    Brianbigoats Guest

    i have a Teco 1/5 hp for sale it is new in the original box for $600 i paid $799 a year and a half ago here are the specs
    TR 15 Specifications:
    GPH through put: 220GPH-780GPH
    350 W Amps 3.8
    Btu/h 2065 DbA 40 Silent Mode DbA 38
    DIMENSIONS 17"x10 5/8"x17 3/4"

    PULL DOWN SPECS The capacity specifications are intended as a guide at a room ambient temp of 86°F & heat load of 1.25 W/gallon 90 Gallons ( 27 F Pull down ) 130 Gallons ( 18 F Pull down ) 210 Gallons ( 9 F Pull down )

    LMK if you are interested
  3. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    I think 1/5 hp may be too small but I will keep it in mind.
    Thanks Brian!
  4. kvosstra

    kvosstra Guest

    I've got a 1/3 HP - its 3 years old, with light use though since I used T5's - let me know - here are the specs. Asking $600 shipped with the temp controller. Obviously, I can do a bit less, since I dont have to ship it to you.
    Aqualogic DS4
    * Model #: DS4
    * Horsepower: 1/3
    * BTU: 4050
    * Volts: 115
    * Amps: 7.2
    * Flow (gpm) Min/Max: 10/20
    * Inlet/Outlet: 3/4in FPT
    * Estimated Capacity: 175-275gal
    * Dimensions: 14in x 23in x 11in
  5. aalhait

    aalhait Guest

    Usually you can find 1/4HP slightly used or even new for around $250 on Craigslist

    I'll keep my eyes open for ya
  6. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    You'll most likely need to have it "recharged" for coldwater use.

    Even though they may state they are good for a 20f pull down, it can't do that 24/7 and will wear the unit out very fast.
  7. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Under $300 would be nice actually. :)
  8. bmhair03

    bmhair03 Guest

    What about Geothermal Cooling could be cheaper in the end!
  9. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    I have given that some thought.
    A very large underground water tank with a heat exchanger inside.
  10. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    To get what he needs, nope. The normal plastic tubing method won't be able to pull enough BTU's out and to get a proper Ti HE he's looking at more then a chiller costs.
  11. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    That's what I was running in to.
    Ti is big bucks.
  12. bmhair03

    bmhair03 Guest

    Oh, I just did a quick search ,didn't have enough time to do research.
    I watched a Dirty Jobs episode awhile back, and though hey maybe.
    Good luck with this JAR .Its always been a curiosity for me too.
  13. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Here's one Jon 1/3hp http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/for/1606866724.html
  14. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Thanks for the info!
  15. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Might want to give Max a call. I was there yesterday and in his stockpile of used goods was a JBJ Artica chiller. Didn't look at it in detail to see what size it was, but whatever it was, it was a good size.
  16. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    OT has 1 new 1/4hp chiller in stock - ask Derek.
  17. SoulFish

    SoulFish Guest

    Got two giant serious water chillers that chill down to 50 degrees. These guys are serious industrial chillers, the guy I got them from said he paid 7k used back in the day for them. I'd let one go really cheap $300 if you think you need a big one. But they will need freon recharging FYI. Each one is about 3'x2' and weighs about 75lbs
  18. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Do you know the specs?
  19. SoulFish

    SoulFish Guest

    there is a serial number plate and brand on the side thats turned in, and it's weged in the garage. Looks like it'll chill down to 40 degrees! I have the 220 junction box for wiring it in too. One has a faucet on the side to that can run to a seperate hose. Here's a pict of the front of one. No plastic parts on them, all stainless and alluminum.


  20. SoulFish

    SoulFish Guest

    I am sure once this chiller is serviced it can cool and fish tank, seriously these chillers are beasts.. bigger than anything I've seen in a LFS.

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