Intro: Pet Igloo
This instructable describes how to transform a waste (old) cold and hot drinking water machine into a small, air-conditioned room.
- You need to prepare :
- A cold and hot drinking water machine and be sure its cooling function still works;
- A cooling group of CPU;
- A cold heat exchanger;
- A DC12V miniature pump;
- A temperature display module;
- A plastic bottle;
- A few Catheters;
- A few papers;
- A towel (optional);
- A few ties;
- Hot-melt adhesives and hot melt guns;
- Other tool kit and your wisdom. :-)
Step 1: Completely Disassembled the Water Machine
This instructable is disassembling a water machine with heat up function only. So I prepared an extra AC-DC power adapter and coolers.
Notice: Only cold-heat type water machine have AC-DC adapter and cooling module.
Step 2: Keep This Hot-pot, Cooling Module and AC-DC Adapter
Hot-pot will be used to store the cooling water, cooling module will be used for cooling.
Notice: Only cold-heat type water machines have AC-DC adapter and cooling module.
Step 3: Reuse a Cooling Group of CPU and Dismantling It Keep the Fins Only
It will be used for circulating air to air cooling.
Step 4: Install Cold Heat Exchanger With Thermopiles and Keep the Cooler-face on Top
If you installed the multi-block thermopile, then you need an aluminum cover to ensure the fins will maximize heat absorption.
Notice: Do not install the thermopiles like a sandwich!!! This will not properly transfer the heat!
Step 5: Install a Fan on the Fins and Ensure the Wind Is Blowing Outward
Step 6: Install the Cold Heat Exchanger Module on the Frame, and Make Sure This Position Will Make Your Pet Feel Cosy and Safe
Step 7: Install Conduits
Use catheter(-> as it mark here) to connect goods.
Put the pump into plastic bottle fast. Then, heat-exchanger->plastic bottle; pump->hot-pots->heat-exchanger.
Step 8: Block the Hot-pot's Air Outlet. Otherwise It Will Leak!
We just use the hot-pot as a tank so the outlet is no longer necessary.
Or you can install it higher than the heat-exchanger resolve this problem.