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Thermal coupling in wine chiller
No, I would not recommend putting water into the chill chamber since if there is a "gap" hole in this compartment, the water could get inside the unit's electronics etc.. which could at the very least short the unit and at worst electrocute you as you take the bottle out/touch the unit. That's the problem with this or any other Peltier/thermoelelectric type of chiller. They are only good for maintaining an ALREADY cold bottle's temperature, not for chilling it rapidly. There is no good or inexpensive way to get better chilling from these types of units. It's the law of themodynamics and heat transfer. Water is the best/safest/most inexpensive medium to use, not chilled air or even super cold air. Cold air or even super cold air just does not match the chilling
potential of a liquid like water. The reason why 50F air is no
problem, for you to be out in for hours, but 50F water you'll get
hypothermia in 20-30 mins.
The best unit for chilling a warm wine bottle is the cooper cooler. Go to www.coopercooler.com. It uses ice and water and sprays the ice cold water over the bottle while spinning it to chill it quickly. This unit is great since it can also chill single serve drinks like beer/soda etc so is more versatile than the other chillers. Cheapest is about $59 which is much less than the waring at ~$100
on Apr 14, 2009
Waring Portable Ice Machine Schematics
I doubt you will find any schematics for this unit. It should be pretty straight forward anyway. I suspect that uses a solid state plate cooler, and basic schematics for them, and their control board, can probably be found n the internet.
on Jan 23, 2009
Toilet won't stop running
I have a Kohler toilet and Ingenium fill valve
85297-AA. My toilet kept running, the fill valve black cylinder
wouldn't pop up and when I added blue food coloring to the tank, the
blue color seeped through to the toilet bowl. First I replaced the
flapper and that allowed the fill valve piece on the cylinder to pop up
correctly and blue dye no longer seeped through to the bowl. I still heard a hissing sound when the toilet tank had
filled and no water was going into the overflow tube. I called the tech
support number on the Kohler website 1-800-4KOHLER (1-800-456-4537) .
Here's what solved the problem: Turn off the water to the toilet.Take
off the white cap of the fill valve by pushing it down and turning it
counterclockwise as you would open up a childproof pill container. Then
unhook the metal hook. Hold a cup upside down (I used a strong plastic
cup) over the part of the fill valve that is left in the tank and turn
on the water. (You need the cup because otherwise the water will squirt
up to the ceiling.) The water will flush out the fill valve. Replace
the cap and the hook and flush.
on Jun 11, 2020
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