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post #1351 of 3087
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Originally Posted by kkorky View Post

Sorry to hear that you have to go through that 'routine' again, but it shouldn't be that hard, get Q-tips and do your fittings, same for the innards of your blocks-if the blocks are tarnished-ketchup lol!
The powdery substance actually comes off very easily, as for my rads, i used trusty hot tap water.
I ran the water for about 1/2 hr through the rads (water-bill is going to kill this month), then i flushed out with 2 gallons of De-ionized(cheaper than Distilled water) water i had lying about then i used Distilled water for the final two flushes.
Pump i used q-tips, and the reservoir is self explanatory.

how do you run hot tap water through the rad for 30 minutes? I usually flush it for a couple minutes at most in bathroom sink, each component alone, then flush it twice with distilled water on the end and that pretty much it ... for fittings I usually use a toothbrush and dish soap, then flush them.

not really worried about my pump, res, GPU block and EX360 rad as they are all new components (recently upgraded the loop) and have been used for maybe 2 weeks total (IIRC), so a quick flushing should be sufficient for those, I think.

CPU block looked clean last time after I flushed it with hot tap water (no more blue gel blobs coming out, no more signs of any sediment when peeking inside), so not worried about it either. however I will spend more time on flushing my older RX240 rad this time, god knows what still may sit inside it, was very hard to drain after system scrubber, to the point where I drained the loop downstream of it and disconnected outlet hose from rad and yet there was half a loop full of water upstream from this rad (with the partially clogged CPU block with blue gel, right before the inlet of this rad).
Edited by feniks - 9/5/12 at 9:03am
post #1352 of 3087
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Originally Posted by feniks View Post

how do you run hot tap water through the rad for 30 minutes? I usually flush it for a couple minutes at most in bathroom sink, each component alone, then flush it twice with distilled water on the end and that pretty much it ... for fittings I usually use a toothbrush and dish soap, then flush them.
not really worried about my pump, res, GPU block and EX360 rad as they are all new components (recently upgraded the loop) and have been used for maybe 2 weeks total (IIRC), so a quick flushing should be sufficient for those, I think.
CPU block looked clean last time after I flushed it with hot tap water (no more blue gel blobs coming out, no more signs of any sediment when peeking inside), so not worried about it either. however I will spend more time on flushing my older RX240 rad this time, god knows what still may sit inside it, was very hard to drain after system scrubber, to the point where I drained the loop downstream of it and disconnected outlet hose from rad and yet there was half a loop full of water upstream from this rad (with the partially clogged CPU block with blue gel, right before the inlet of this rad).


Either hook up a make shift hose to your tap and tape the other end to one of the two holes on your rad or place your rad directly underneath the high running flow of your tap( hey dude- we're talking high tech stuff here lol)-ideally if the stream is about a foot above it will add to the momentum of the water, but it will be at that 'sweet spot' where it does not damage the fins or channels of your rad.

Also remember to give your rad good hard shakes intermittently (that involves d/cing the rad from the tap if connected) Remember to be careful-THE RAD WILL BE HOT.

Play around with the water flow till you have a strong flow, but not too strong if you follow-better be safe than sorry, ofc there is always the expensive and far more 'professional' method that is employed here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9TwhwVlllo

I don't use vinegar, purely because i'm not sure if the acid content will cause damage-obviously it's also dependent on the gravity of the vinegar, but i never offer advice, if i'm not clear on a particular subject, so someone with better knowledge on the use of vinegar will have to help out there.

As for the use of soap to clean my loop, ive never used it, i don't see the need for it imho -it just seems to prolong the flushing process wink.gif
Edited by kkorky - 9/5/12 at 12:16pm
post #1353 of 3087
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Originally Posted by kkorky View Post

Either hook up a make shift hose to your tap and tape the other end to one of the two holes on your rad or place your rad directly underneath the high running flow of your tap( hey dude- we're talking high tech stuff here lol)-ideally if the stream is about a foot above it will add to the momentum of the water, but it will be at that 'sweet spot' where it does not damage the fins or channels of your rad.
Play around with the water flow till you have a strong flow, but not too strong if you follow-better be safe than sorry, ofc there is always the expensive and far 'professional' method that is employed here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9TwhwVlllo

hehe thanks, hi-tech or not smile.gif I have a problem with it, because my bathroom sink is too small even for a 240 rad LOL! will figure something out, either bath tub tap or the kitchen sink/tap will have to do - it's just the latter one is full of dirty dishes usually and the former one has an un-threaded and wide tap LOL!

so far I did a "semi-automatic flush" (LOL that sounds almost right!) when the rad had short pieces of hoses attached to barbs (fans were attached too actually, but it didn't matter with this method as it's "clean") and I just held one hose to tap securely for a few minutes while other hose was routed to sink drain ... way easier and faster ... but I can't stand like that for 30 minutes LOL!

... will figure something out smile.gif thanks for replying.
post #1354 of 3087
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Originally Posted by feniks View Post

hehe thanks, hi-tech or not smile.gif I have a problem with it, because my bathroom sink is too small even for a 240 rad LOL! will figure something out, either bath tub tap or the kitchen sink/tap will have to do - it's just the latter one is full of dirty dishes usually and the former one has an un-threaded and wide tap LOL!
so far I did a "semi-automatic flush" (LOL that sounds almost right!) when the rad had short pieces of hoses attached to barbs (fans were attached too actually, but it didn't matter with this method as it's "clean") and I just held one hose to tap securely for a few minutes while other hose was routed to sink drain ... way easier and faster ... but I can't stand like that for 30 minutes LOL!
... will figure something out smile.gif thanks for replying.

Anytime mate smile.gif
post #1355 of 3087
Question to all out there: what would you say is the most commonly used size when it comes to tubing & fittings?
This is not a wind up, i am really interested in finding out.
Thanks in advance for all your replies thumb.gif

UPDATE
:

Ive started a poll-please refer to that instead-thanks thumb.gif

Poll:http://www.overclock.net/t/1302668/most-commonly-used-fittings-tubing-size-is
Edited by kkorky - 9/5/12 at 2:51pm
post #1356 of 3087
7/16 by 5/8th inch.
post #1357 of 3087
My durelene has arrived. 1/2 ID, 3/4OD is pretty big. I think a smaller one could have been enough. rolleyes.gif
post #1358 of 3087
I just ordered 6 bottles of sysclean by specialtech just to clean ONLY my mora3 rad after 7 months of primochill tubes usage. Has anybody used this product? Is it like the primochill product or we dont know?

http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/SysClean-Watercooling-High-Power-Limescale-Remover--Cleaning-Fluid--50ml-pid-5741.html

Specialtech guys (who i trust quite a lot) strongly recommended to use it with distilled water. Other alternatives i had were the tap water with vinegar.

What do you recommend?
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post #1359 of 3087
Guys, is there any tubing that DOESN'T have these problems right now?

I was planning on using some black primoflex that i bought, but now I am scared to because of this thread.

I am going to be using Mayhems Ice White Coolant.
post #1360 of 3087
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Originally Posted by oicwutudidthar View Post

Guys, is there any tubing that DOESN'T have these problems right now?
I was planning on using some black primoflex that i bought, but now I am scared to because of this thread.
I am going to be using Mayhems Ice White Coolant.
I assume you wanted the Ice white to show in your res with the Black tubing as well.. I have the Black Primochill and it got coated quite quickly along with the Res at the Waterline.. If you must have black tubing Feser makes it in black but not seeing or finding any comments about leaching.. Its a little spendy though. Not sure what size your after.
http://www.tfc-us.com/shop/en/TUBES/Feser-Tube-1/2-ID-3/4-OD/UV-BLACK/Feser-Tube-Active-UV-Hose-1/2-ID-3/4-OD-UV-BLACK
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