Thermal relief bypass cooler

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Routing the bypass water through this coil high in the recovery tank knocks down the water temperature before it hits the freshwater tank. It definitely can be done a little more elegantly, but this project was done solely with parts I had lying around. It's not super efficient, so blower intake temp isn't significantly increased either.
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In the winter when ground water temperature drops I will not use it and retain the heat, but in the summer it will do just enough.
 
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Routing the bypass water through this coil high in the recovery tank knocks down the water temperature before it hits the freshwater tank. It definitely can be done a little more elegantly, but this project was done solely with parts I had lying around. It's not super efficient, so blower intake temp isn't significantly increased either.
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In the winter when ground water temperature drops I will not use it and retain the heat, but in the summer it will do just enough.
Are they crapper donuts around your cooler
 

Jim Davisson

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The coil is hung in the tank with some 6 ga wire and I took some scrap heater hose and large hose clamps and put those around the coil. The idea was to protect it and keep it silent going down the road.
 
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Routing the bypass water through this coil high in the recovery tank knocks down the water temperature before it hits the freshwater tank. It definitely can be done a little more elegantly, but this project was done solely with parts I had lying around. It's not super efficient, so blower intake temp isn't significantly increased either.
View attachment 78019

In the winter when ground water temperature drops I will not use it and retain the heat, but in the summer it will do just enough.
Is there a lot of air flow in that compartment?