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Old 01-09-05, 01:15 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Finished Watercooling, Now I need Help


I finished my watercooling project around mid-November 2004 and all was going well. I thought that I was going to add some anti-freeze to my system at a later date, but being forgetful it has now been nearly 2 months and there is no anti-freeze in the water.....

but that doesn't keep it from looking that way....



This happened about 1 Month after I had the system running... (around the time I lost the paranoia that my pc would gush coolant everywhere if i didn't check it constantly)... It recieved very little sunlight and was the reason I didn't see the problem initially (without a camera flash the tubes look brown and they are inside the case where it was dark (now have UV cathodes as Xmas present *NOT INDENDED FOR STERILIZATION*)

My dad spotted the problem after we finished building our WiFi antenna's for my room

Temps haven't increased from what they were when I started (actually got 1C lower)
I need help or reccomendations of what i should do (besides flush the system).

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drain it and make koolaid with the water.
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Old 01-09-05, 01:19 AM Thread Starter   #3
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Which flavor?

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Old 01-09-05, 01:21 AM   #4
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Which flavor?
I like the blue stuff personally, but you choose. Your the one thats gonna drink it. Unless you have kids you can feed it too.
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Old 01-09-05, 01:23 AM Thread Starter   #5
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I wonder if it has fermented at all? I might have to patent a new distilling technique!

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Old 01-09-05, 01:26 AM   #6
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if I were you i'd drain it, see if that water is flamable, run loop of water and vinegar, run water, then run proper mix of water and anti-freeze...

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Old 01-09-05, 01:26 AM   #7
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I'll betcha you used tap water too.
probably have to drain the system, remove all the tubing and either replace or just scrub them out. same sort of thing for the W B and rad. Then refill with distilled water and your favorite additive with some sort of biocide. could be a lot of work but in the end it will be worth it.

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Old 01-09-05, 01:30 AM Thread Starter   #8
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NO NO nO on the tap water....
I used distilled, I even filtered/flushed it before I hooked up the cascade...

Now I wish I added a Res to my system I would have made it soo much easier to fill/drain.

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Old 01-09-05, 09:18 AM   #9
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ugh i dont' want to see the inside of your pooor cascade....

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Boy that looks nasty....ultra nasty....

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Old 01-09-05, 11:35 AM   #11
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ewww, hopefully that didn't sludge your pump...

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Old 01-09-05, 12:35 PM   #12
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I perfer Iodine, it would kill all bacteria/vegitation/beerish stuff in the system, and it would only need a tablespoon or two.

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Looks kinda like cheap brandy...good luck and cheers!

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Isopropal alcohal will work too. That's what I'm currently using.

BTW, that's what my loop looked like when I used straight RO water... It really stinks when you have to drain that stuff. I still have nighmares about it... That's part of the reason I'm using blue UV tubing now, as you can't see the water.

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I plan on running two T-lines (one up top, one down bottom) so I won't have nightmares draining the system.
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drain.
flush with distilled and something acidic like vineagar for a while.
re-flush with distilled.
re-fill with distilled and additives (alcohol, iodine, antifreeze, whatever) to prevent it.

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OK now that that is resolved How do you guys like the rest of my Setup?

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a little ghetto, but hey, if it works...
i like the case.

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I'm a big fan of having it all contained in one case personally. That way you could look at the case and not ever know what's inside it, sort of like a sleeper. That obviously doesn't work with windows cut in though

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