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Old 12-09-2011, 11:32 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Demolite View Post
Yeah I'm sure there is a valve. It's part of the heater matrix and I have actually removed it once to clean it up when it got stuck.
OK. Sounds like the bypass is necessary then.

The Prius reservoir looks cool. If i had the money and the time, I'd look into making a vacuum insulated canister, but styrofoam will have to do for now.
Thermos do some quite large containers for about $50-75 (nissan range for catering) They might be worth looking into but they won't take any pressure - using one as secondary heat store would work though. (phase change media and a coil of coolant plumbed through the lid springs to mind).
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