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Poll Results: What is the best anti-growth solution?

 
  • 23% (11)
    PT Nuke
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    Silver coil
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    PT Nuke + silver coil
  • 10% (5)
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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by AirandWater View Post
But what about coolant gunking up blocks??

This is the first time I've heard coolant recommended
If you are responding to me, go back and read 2nd paragraph and 5th.
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post #12 of 22
silver kill coil and distilled water, all ive ever used and never had a problem.
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post #13 of 22
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If you are responding to me, go back and read 2nd paragraph and 5th.
lol rare??? you have got to be kiddnig me, there are threads all over ocn about coolant gunking up blocks
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post #14 of 22
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lol rare??? you have got to be kiddnig me, there are threads all over ocn about coolant gunking up blocks
I wasnt advocating the use of coolants, I was explaining my reasons of not using them anymore, because of possibility of sludge/gunk that I have seen from others using them, and the fact that if not mixing metals you dont need them anymore. I was also explaining why some people still recommend them as was previously posted, b/c most have run them without getting gunk/sludge.

Then I get 2 people who read a partial post, responding as if I am advocating them...but frankly I need to get used to that on this forum I guess.

There are many people who use premixes, because they never had sludge, people that get it, may choose otherwise. Sludge is a fact, rare or not so rare is an opinion. But 8 years ago when everyone was using coolant mixes, sludge happened, but not to most. Just the people that get it are the ones that post.

perhaps you should go count all the ones that use it and got sludge vs no sludge over past 10 years
Edited by opt33 - 6/19/11 at 8:30am
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post #15 of 22
i have dead water and a kill coil on the way right now, is there any downside to using both?
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post #16 of 22
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lol rare??? you have got to be kiddnig me, there are threads all over ocn about coolant gunking up blocks
The gunking up (sludge buildup) was from using ethelene glycol based antifreeze with mixed metals and cheap tubing. The ethelene in the antifreeze would eat away at the tubing and/or would cause corrosion.

That isn't really a problem when using Propylene Glycol coolant, especially the better branded coolant, as it includes a much better corrosion inhibitors and other additives to limit oxidising.

I've been using propylene glycol auto coolant in my watercooled rigs for a decade now and have never had any problems with sludge buildup or corrosion.

And as was mentioned in an earlier post, the difference in temperature under load between running coolant or running straight distilled water is negligable.
Edited by un-nefer - 6/23/11 at 1:38pm
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by un-nefer View Post
The gunking up (sludge buildup) was from using ethelene glycol based antifreeze with mixed metals and cheap tubing. The ethelene in the antifreeze would eat away at the tubing and/or would cause corrosion.

That isn't really a problem when using Propylene Glycol coolant, especially the better branded coolant, as it includes a much better corrosion inhibitors and other additives to limit oxidising.

I've been using propylene glycol auto coolant in my watercooled rigs for a decade now and have never had any problems with sludge buildup or corrosion.

And as was mentioned in an earlier post, the difference in temperature under load between running coolant or running straight distilled water is negligable.
Have a look at these threads.
post #18 of 22
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About dye used in loops

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Does not mention coolant used or percentage it was mixed at with distilled water. Also never finished tests, and also about dyes.

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About dye used in loops

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About dyes in loop.

Not one of your linked posts that discuss gunking was about using mixes of auto coolant and distilled water. They were all in regards to dyes.

When mixed right, auto coolant and distilled water will last for a very long time before gunking.
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post #19 of 22
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Oh. I thought the general consensus was that coolant = something like this with UV reactivity.

Or at least typically on these forums coolant normally refers to that.
post #20 of 22
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But what about coolant gunking up blocks??

This is the first time I've heard coolant recommended
Coolants sold by water cooling companies can be very bad. Anything with dye in with probably gunk your machine to hell and back.

Also, a lot of coolant is biodegradable.... Eugh!


That's not to say all computer companies make bad coolants, just a lot do, they're also more expensive. And for the most part, you're better off using distilled water because it has better heat transfer properties than about anything else on the market.

So most people steer clear of coolants and just recommend distilled water because it's a lot easier than remembering which coolants are good and which are bad. (And some others just don't know what they're talking about )


Edit:
Also, I like to use oleum to stop growth.
    
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