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That's a big no-no, friend. WC setups aren't exactly the same as industrial plumbing tongue.gif
Using teflon tape is perfectly fine for WCing. Actually it's preferred over having nothing. I've never done the silicon thing but it doesn't sound like a bad idea
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If that acrylic threads on, you could apply some plumbers tape. I had to do that for my ForzenQ T-virus res... small hiccup, but everything's sweet now.
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Using teflon tape is perfectly fine for WCing. Actually it's preferred over having nothing. I've never done the silicon thing but it doesn't sound like a bad idea

Teflon tape is fine but he shouldn't have too. If the reservoir is threaded right then he shouldn't have a problem.
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The problem with using Teflon tape on something like that, other than the looks, is that it takes up enough space between the threads that it could put to much stress on the acrylic tube, in an area that is already weakened from having threads machined in it, which can cause it to crack.

Some silicon grease on the threads would likely seal it until the proper o-ring is in hand.
A light coating of silicon grease on o-rings is also great for helping them make a better seal, and makes them last longer.
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That's a big no-no, friend. WC setups aren't exactly the same as industrial plumbing tongue.gif

wrong, teflon taped a barb once around because the O ring on it didnt press flush enough to my res, no leak in 2 years because of it. and no damage to my blocks.
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post #26 of 52
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The problem with using Teflon tape on something like that, other than the looks, is that it takes up enough space between the threads that it could put to much stress on the acrylic tube, in an area that is already weakened from having threads machined in it, which can cause it to crack.
Some silicon grease on the threads would likely seal it until the proper o-ring is in hand.
A light coating of silicon grease on o-rings is also great for helping them make a better seal, and makes them last longer.
Teflon tape is so thin it wouldn't crack it. I used it on my EK 150 res and had no problems. Took it off though because it stood out too much.

Teflon tape is more of a safety/precaution item, it shouldn't be the solution to leaks
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Teflon tape is so thin it wouldn't crack it. I used it on my EK 150 res and had no problems

Just because YOU didn't have a problem doesn't mean someone else won't. The potential for causing cracks is very real.
Some people get cracks just from tightening the tube down a little to hard.
And then there are the "if one wrap of tape is good, 2 will be gooder, and 3 will be super duper good" types.kookoo.gif

I'll just stick with my "no acrylic parts in my loop" policy, it has served me well.wink.gif
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post #28 of 52
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How tight is the bottom piece to the tube? My first EK cylinder res I tightened it too much and it created a bunch of micro cracks on the tube.

same =/
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The problem with using Teflon tape on something like that, other than the looks, is that it takes up enough space between the threads that it could put to much stress on the acrylic tube, in an area that is already weakened from having threads machined in it, which can cause it to crack.

Some silicon grease on the threads would likely seal it until the proper o-ring is in hand.
A light coating of silicon grease on o-rings is also great for helping them make a better seal, and makes them last longer.

I agree
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post #30 of 52
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Ok, thanks for all the help water coolers!

And sorry for the "raging title" I had before biggrin.gif


EK_tiborrr from EKWB contacted me via this thread and was kind enough to send me an O-ring on monday so will probably show up the same weekend. thumb.gif

I've decided to drain everything again and wait un till the O-ring has arrived, I could have used some teflon tape but I decided it was safer to use the manufacturers own O-ring so I would be sure it wont leak in the future smile.gif Safety over looks, always!

Will also post a build log when everything is up and runnin.

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