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Well, I will get me some lemon juice tomorrow and see what happens, thanks !!
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You used Dead Water and so did this guy....

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...verywhere.html

Wonder if there is a connection. His problem happened really fast, also.
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This is how the plugs from the quad bridge looked like:



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Originally Posted by RobbyRoyal View Post
You used Dead Water and so did this guy....

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...verywhere.html

Wonder if there is a connection. His problem happened really fast, also.
Yes, perhaps there is some connection to that biocide causing problems.
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the white residue is probably plastcizer... or some wash which u forgot to remove when cleaning a new parts.
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the white residue is probably plastcizer... or some wash which u forgot to remove when cleaning a new parts.
It is actually the bridge taken apart before washing it.
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post #37 of 47
And here I was thinking EK's Copper blocks might be safe.

Man, EK, how do you screw up so badly?
Correct me if this was user error, but it doesn't seem like it.
    
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Ignoring the nickel plated blocks it wasn't user error or manufacturer error. Oxidation is normal. Plasticiser can come from the tubing used and I've found Primochill LRT pretty good for not leaching plasticiser or going cloudy.

While I'm not happy with the way EK deals with problems I've also been surprised at the lack of knowledge of copper oxidation/tarnishing and the willingness of people to jump on the slightest blemish shouting fault.
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It is a zombie fiesta!
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post
Ignoring the nickel plated blocks it wasn't user error or manufacturer error. Oxidation is normal. Plasticiser can come from the tubing used and I've found Primochill LRT pretty good for not leaching plasticiser or going cloudy.

While I'm not happy with the way EK deals with problems I've also been surprised at the lack of knowledge of copper oxidation/tarnishing and the willingness of people to jump on the slightest blemish shouting fault.
Oxidation corrosion is normal on copper I agree. If your directing that at xHighAlert, I also agree, nothing wrong with copper oxidizing.

But if your directing that at those that called it corrosion, I disagree, as do text books and most web sites dedicated to corrosion. Rust is iron oxide, it is oxidation, and oxidation is one form or corrosion. copper does same.

"The two types of corrosion which exhibit greatest influence on the electrical properties of a metal are oxidation and galvanic corrosion."
http://www.dossert.com/technicalinfo/corrosion.htm

"Oxidation reactions (corrosion) occur at the surface of the anode and reduction reactions occur at the surface of the cathode."
http://www.corrosionist.com/how_does_rust_form.htm
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