Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > General Efficiency Discussion
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-18-2008, 09:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 1,096

2k2Prot5 - '02 Mazda Protege5
90 day: 33.82 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Sounds like an upgrade to my cold towel idea

Slit the seat cushions and sink the tubes in. Very clean. I'd say exit the tubing under the seat to a "terminal block" of hoses. One block for "in" and one block for "out". You could consider using one of those 12V coolers instead of ice water or some fancy paltier thing. Put it in your back seat or trunk. I have grabbed a small 600gph bilge pump from the boating section. I'll let you know how well it moves water through small tubing.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 07-18-2008, 10:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
BBsGarage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: My Own Private Idaho
Posts: 94

BBsRide - '06 Toyota Corolla CE
90 day: 31.64 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
For winter you could use the anti-freeze that is used in RV water systems.
Its non-toxic.
__________________
Thanks.

Bill
SippingFuel
Check out BBsGarage
Picture ur Pet


  Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 10:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 1,096

2k2Prot5 - '02 Mazda Protege5
90 day: 33.82 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
In winter you could just drain the tubes and take the cooler/pump system out of your car.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 11:04 AM   #14 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
BBsGarage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: My Own Private Idaho
Posts: 94

BBsRide - '06 Toyota Corolla CE
90 day: 31.64 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
In winter you could just drain the tubes and take the cooler/pump system out of your car.
Not if you want to use it for heat.
__________________
Thanks.

Bill
SippingFuel
Check out BBsGarage
Picture ur Pet


  Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 11:05 AM   #15 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 1,096

2k2Prot5 - '02 Mazda Protege5
90 day: 33.82 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
He's got heated seats already. But for someone else, yes, good point.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 11:22 AM   #16 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,447

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 119 Times in 87 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
I'm horribly excited for this project, sir.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 11:34 AM   #17 (permalink)
EV OR DIESEL
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 1,748

FarFarfrumpumpen - '03 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS Premium

Quorra - '12 Tesla Model S P85
Thanks: 57
Thanked 107 Times in 83 Posts
Send a message via AIM to dremd
Quote:
Originally Posted by Concrete View Post
$119 is high for an experiment
but if it saved me 2 mph on the truck that would pay back in one summer
has any one see this in a store - I would like to see how fast it cools
$119 is probably about what I will end up spending it will probably never pay back in the golf, but it will be very comfortable and very cool.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Concrete View Post
Dremd
you could use screen or copper braid - quieter than foil
the problem is metal could abrade your seat foam, leather and tubing
Good Thought!
I have some copper screen; might be just the ticket. I'll have to play err Umm Experiment, with it and some foam to see if it is destructive or not..
__________________
2012 Tesla Model S P85
2013 Nissan LEAF SV totaled by now deceased intoxacated driver.
2012 Nissan LEAF SV
6 speed ALH TDI Swapped in to a 2003 Jetta Wagon
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 11:48 AM   #18 (permalink)
EV OR DIESEL
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 1,748

FarFarfrumpumpen - '03 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS Premium

Quorra - '12 Tesla Model S P85
Thanks: 57
Thanked 107 Times in 83 Posts
Send a message via AIM to dremd
Quote:
Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
Sounds like an upgrade to my cold towel idea
That was the point of my comment on the other thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
Slit the seat cushions and sink the tubes in. Very clean.
as long as they don't sink to far I'm sure that it will work well
Quote:
Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
I'd say exit the tubing under the seat to a "terminal block" of hoses. One block for "in" and one block for "out".
There is some extra space (little loose) in the crease area between the seat and the seat back. I'm planning on doing 4 Manifolds 1 lower out 1 lower in 1 upper out and 1 lower in. basic plan is to have a larger tube (1/2"?) and a series of t's to make a long manifold across the with of the seat.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
You could consider using one of those 12V coolers instead of ice water or some fancy paltier thing. Put it in your back seat or trunk. I have grabbed a small 600gph bilge pump from the boating section. I'll let you know how well it moves water through small tubing.
Those electric coolers are pelter based.

Please do let me know how the bilige pumps work for small tubing.
__________________
2012 Tesla Model S P85
2013 Nissan LEAF SV totaled by now deceased intoxacated driver.
2012 Nissan LEAF SV
6 speed ALH TDI Swapped in to a 2003 Jetta Wagon
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 11:52 AM   #19 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 1,096

2k2Prot5 - '02 Mazda Protege5
90 day: 33.82 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
The issue that i have with peltier based coolers is that hte heat has to go somewhere. That's why i'd rather just be cycling ice blocks in my basement freezer. Let the heat go into the water, then dump it out when done. Otherwise you're heating your car's cabin space to cool down your seats. Reminds me of the morons that I saw leaving a fridge open to try to cool down their house.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 11:54 AM   #20 (permalink)
EV OR DIESEL
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 1,748

FarFarfrumpumpen - '03 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS Premium

Quorra - '12 Tesla Model S P85
Thanks: 57
Thanked 107 Times in 83 Posts
Send a message via AIM to dremd
Quote:
Originally Posted by justpassntime View Post
Water fountain pumps are inexpensive and usually quiet. Hopefully your car won't turn into a babbling brook. This sounds like a reasonably great idea, I like it and would do it myself.

https://www.hardwareworld.com/Founta...p-pN7NS7D.aspx
I really need a 12 volt pump; I could do an inverter, but that's kind of a waste.

On that note I am running a 12volt fountain pump on a wall wart (came in a gift table fountain) as a recirculating pump for a vibratory tumbler. It is not in line, but I'll look at it.

__________________
2012 Tesla Model S P85
2013 Nissan LEAF SV totaled by now deceased intoxacated driver.
2012 Nissan LEAF SV
6 speed ALH TDI Swapped in to a 2003 Jetta Wagon
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EG seat swap Del Sol n2 EG Civic Nden DIY / How-to 6 04-02-2010 02:30 AM
Beaded Seat Covers Are Cheap, Keep You Cool SVOboy EcoModder Blog Discussion 48 03-02-2009 03:15 PM
Do Metros have back seat belts & do child seats need to be installed on a seat Wayneburg General Efficiency Discussion 8 05-07-2008 01:11 PM
Budget chevy lumina project. ihatejoefitz Introductions 4 04-19-2008 06:41 PM
New to the forum, with my RX-7 EV Project... BigMouse Fossil Fuel Free 14 02-28-2008 04:14 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com