Glycol chiller gone the way of ol' yeller

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  1. sn00ky

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    #1 sn00ky, Sep 1, 2018
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    Come home yesterday to start a week off work to find chiller not working. Developed a leak that slowly leaked out fluid from the condenser.

    Managed to find a good deal on 10000 BTU AC unit for 80 bucks first thing this morning. Supper time and now my kegs are back on the cool side!

    Tight fit with the upgrade from 50 pint dehumidifier glycol chiller, but it works !!

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    Necessity is the Mother of invention
     
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    Freezing up. Lose your charge?
     
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    Yeah, there was a leak in the condenser coil, looks like for a while. I think it finally lost enough refrigerant that it said nah, I'm done.
    That's how the temp buggered off, seems to make sense that it was a leak.

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    I work on heating and cooling plants. Haha, I pumped about a 1000 gallons of propylene glycol last week getting ready for winter.
     
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    Wow, slightly bigger operating!!
     
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    I'm hoping mine doesn't do that, at least for a while but I am only using it for the batch chilling so far. Your fancy schmancy keezer needs it though.
     
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    Yup it does, warm beer is just not the same haha!
    I do like my keezer, it's working real well.
     

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