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Christmas Radiator project

hot_rod
hot_rod Member Posts: 15,014
I try to build a radiator for me wife every year for Christmas. This year a Revere Microbus, using mostly scrap copper and parts. The main body is an old Revere solar collector absorber. It's very thick copper with tubes extruded into the sheet. Flow thru the sheets with fin tube fastened between to force some convection transfer. Caleffi TRV of course.
Bob "hot rod" Rohr
trainer for Caleffi NA
Living the hydronic dream
STEVEusaPA

Comments

  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,217
    Cool project Bob! You gonna publish ratings on it? You should couple the wheels to some kind of turbine so they turn whenever the water is flowing ;)
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    edited December 2014
    hot rod said:

    I try to build a radiator for me wife every year for Christmas.

    So THAT's what's behind all the 'art radiator' photos.

    This year a Revere Microbus, using mostly scrap copper and parts.
    Beautiful (as usual.)
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,425
    Nice ride!
    Retired and loving it.
  • That picture should be on the HeatingHelp annual calendar, along with pictures of the old grizzled pipe fitters who lurk here!
    What about that Dan, or some screen savers?--NBC
    jonny88
  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850
    My favorite is the dog sculpture!

    How large is the bus? It looks small in the first two pics and then larger in the last.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,014
    thanks "hydronic nation" It will go on the side of the bed frame, opposite the pantry radiator that Mike T sent me. It's about 36" long. I'll see if I can borrow Maxs IR camera and get some action shots.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    jonny88