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Was using pool coolant instead of the normal propylene glycol solution..

pool antifreeze was rated for -20C which i ran it at.. and look what happened


it froze solid.. i was wondering why my cpu was kinda getting hot... there was no water circulating though as it was a block of ice. i had to mash it up. hopefully my chiller didn't get damaged
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Did you use pure "pool antifreeze" or a mixture?
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check everything in your system! water when frozen expandes and there is a possability that it may have caused something to rapture.
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post #4 of 14
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everything looks ok...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Did you use pure "pool antifreeze" or a mixture?
only thing i put besides the pool anti freeze was some copper sulfate as a biocide
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Quote:
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check everything in your system! water when frozen expandes and there is a possability that it may have caused something to rapture.
LOL, OK Harold camping

I think you mean rupture
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Quote:
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check everything in your system! water when frozen expandes and there is a possability that it may have caused something to rapture.
Rupture or Rapture???

I don't want to repent just because someone didn't use the right coolant.


on topic: I'm not into that level of cooling, but i would think if you diluted the coolant/water mixture more than what would be in a pool than it would probably freeze.
    
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post #7 of 14
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but i didn't put any water in at all

i think i just bought bad coolant..

fyi don't buy this if you are going anywhere near -20C


i bought it at sears, and i think they put something else in it besides what was stated on the box
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post #8 of 14
Half and half vodka and water worked for me the few times I went sub zero in my WC loop. Might not be the best way to go but it definitely worked and temps were good.
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A lot of coolants will only reach that -20 when mixed with some water.
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post #10 of 14
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylene_glycol

if that's ethylene glycol, without mixing it with something it'll freeze at -10
if you want to go low do a 7 parts EG to 3 parts distilled


and don't pour that stuff down the drain, look at the label how to recycle it
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