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Old 01/08/2008, 01:23 AM
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Got a SahhhWeet deal on a chiller today!!

Dropped by my LFS today cause I hadn't been in there in a long while and wanted to see how it was doing.
Well I saw a Coralife 1/4 hrse chiller on the floor with the front panel haning off, the dust filter was all bent and mis-shappen, and genreally looking like a hunk of junk..


I asked if it worked to which the guy working said "No idea"
Asked how much for it, and got it down to $60!!!!

I'm always in for a DIY for that price..

Got it home fixed the dust filter by filling my sink with boiling water and placing a hot pan on top of it, so as to iron out the plastic again.. And it worked!!!

While that was melting back, I plugged it in to get an error E1 on the screen, time to investigate. Well I found the temp probe had been unplugged. Plugged it back in and; bam the unit started right up and began CHILLING!!!
It's a pretty quiet unit too!! Not very loud at all..

So then I cleaned all the salt build up off of the unit,
and then I re-attached the dust filter that was now the correct shape and tried to put the front panel back on again. But it was missing the clips for the screws to grab, So I grabed my drill and some new self tapping screws and just made new screw holes to hold the front on.






Yeah it does not look "factory" now that I did that, but hey!!
It RUNS and it was Hecka CHEAP!!

For about 1 hour of love (TLC) and $60 bucks, I got a $700 chiller!!!
http://www.innovativelights.com/esu-57002.html
or
http://www.petmeister.com/cat136_1.htm

That's Crazy!! Just thought I'd share..
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Old 01/08/2008, 01:33 AM
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Old 01/08/2008, 01:38 AM
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You Suck!!!

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Old 01/08/2008, 02:10 AM
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Old 01/08/2008, 06:14 AM
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A realllll dealll.
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Old 01/08/2008, 02:12 PM
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I would have gotten the price down to $50 bucks.

Anyways - Great find and awesome deal!
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Old 01/08/2008, 02:34 PM
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I'll give you $65 for it!
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Old 01/08/2008, 08:19 PM
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Nice work!
I have a slew of stuff that was "discarded", simply for lack of maintenance. A DI rinse, some new paint, and lube the bearings, etc. Good as new
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Old 01/08/2008, 08:35 PM
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Congrats! Great work!!
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Old 01/08/2008, 09:52 PM
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nice find hope i get a nice find like that one day :-)
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:17 AM
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I'll give you $65 for it!
That means I'd break even Tax here in Cali SUCKS!!

Thanks guys.. Keep your eyes out!! I got another nice chiller of Craigslist about a year ago for my Nano..
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