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The new comp I just built, http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?d...system&i=71592 sprang 2 leaks immediately upon the start of the leak test. CPU-in, GPU-out. My fault, of course. A few people said to not use teflon tape to seal the threads and I listened to them. No problem, just a hassle. I had the psu shorted and only the pump connected. I had towels in hand and was ready for it.
The good thing? I used Feser One fluid. The "really" good thing about it? I found out that Feser One is quite sticky! I got it on my hands and immediately thought how this crap was going to gum up the insides of my entire loop. Now I know exactly why most of you only use distilled water, a biocide and maybe a silver strip.
As soon as posible I'm gonna be taping all the threads on my fittings and then I'm gonna run a gallon or two of distilled water through the loop, then plug up the drain and refill with fresh distilled water and a syringe of Primochill Liquid Utopia. https://www.jab-tech.com/Primochill-...r-pr-3768.html I already have a 6" coil of 18 gauge pure silver wire in the reservoir.
I've never used the Liquid Utopia before and if there's anything I should know about it, good or bad, please let me know. The ad-copy for it sounds good but so does the copy for Feser One.
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post #2 of 31
depending on the fittings used., u dont need to tape the thread.

just gotta make sure it's screwed down so the o ring makes contact
    
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I use a wrench to tighten my fittings
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Timechange01 View Post
I use a wrench to tighten my fittings
I just barely tighten mine down with a wrench. Over-tightening can cause leaks too.
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post #5 of 31
If the fitting uses an o-ring then teflon tape is not needed.
    
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Just use compression fittings! Daaaaahhhhhhh!!

    
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post #7 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth View Post
Just use compression fittings! Daaaaahhhhhhh!!



Money grows on trees!

    
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post #8 of 31
The only Feser liquid that is even remotely worth using is the Pure Water, but its literally just really expensive distilled water, so yea...

Teflon can be used, but if any of it breaks down in the loop chances are your gonna drastically shorten the life of your pump, thats if your lucky enough that it doesnt block up your rad.
    
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post #9 of 31
Quote:
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Money grows on trees!

It's obviously worth the "investment," as some cheapskate would say.

Teflon tape....come on, man.
    
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post #10 of 31
I may be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure I've heard that compression fittings are no better than barb fittings. (other than aesthetically)
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