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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by like30ninjas;13711197 
in all honesty, you're (most likely) never going to find a piece of tubing, that's brand new, that has a rupture or a hole in it. If you have a leak, it'll probably be at a fitting/barb or a connection spot, or your pump.

that being said, I always kept paper towels underneath wherever a barb or a hose connection was.

and using 7/16" tubing over 1/2" barbs will almost always guarantee a leak-free seal. in my 3+ years of water cooling experience.

agreed. use barbds bigger than your tubing. and make sure you dont feth the o-rings when screwing the barbs in
     
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Originally Posted by Sircles;13711163 
just build it properly and you wont have to worry.

NOPE.

I tested mine and the rad had a leak where the side is welded. Nothing hot glue didn't fix. smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
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Put everything on paper towels. Run for 24 hours. See outcome.
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When i built my loop i used lots of paper towels and for first 20-30 mins watched it close then when i thought it was ok i let it run for a few hrs befor hooking power up to my stuff. You are pretty safe if you only hook power up to your pump if you have a leak you can dry the stuff off and 90% of the time it works fine.
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looks like I'll be waiting till sept/oct to WC:(

PSU, CF, BD 1st over summer:D
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