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post #141 of 3087
Does Danger Den Dreamflex suffer from this problem as well? I thought I ordered some Primochill LRT but I accidentally ordered DD, did I catch a break or does DD have the same problem?
post #142 of 3087
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post

Nice. Your setup is better than mine. Of course I didn't wish to cut my 4' piece up before finalizing the lengths. smile.gif

Shouldn't take long without a Radiator to see if heat is the culprit though. thumb.gif

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I'm not sure how much heat this pump puts out. It's my bad one I got from the Rasa kit, looks like it is good for something besides making a lot of noise. Turns out I couldn't find any unused black, but I did find some used stuff that was about 6+ months old. I cut it open and found this, like someone said, it looks like a very fine dust, I rubbed some off right one with a q-tip to see what color it was and how thick. As you can see looks like dust too and was very thin but didn't rub off easy.

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post #143 of 3087
That someone was me with the PrimoChill white. wink.gif

That Black tubing doesn't look much different. smile.gif

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post #144 of 3087
So how do we go about notifying the maker of this defective tubing? It clearly seems that the problem lies in the tubing itself as everyone is getting the same results with different methods using silver, PT Nuke etc... I'll guess this might be another poor product brought to market claiming to be genuine PrimoChill LRT tubing, does anyone have a better hypothesis?
post #145 of 3087
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So how do we go about notifying the maker of this defective tubing? It clearly seems that the problem lies in the tubing itself as everyone is getting the same results with different methods using silver, PT Nuke etc... I'll guess this might be another poor product brought to market claiming to be genuine PrimoChill LRT tubing, does anyone have a better hypothesis?

I believe(could be mistaken) that other members have had similar issues with other brands. Could be just a bad batch of tubing. Sucks if it isn't but since this stuff isn't made a spool at a time I have to chalk it up to a bad run until more information is brought forth showing otherwise. wink.gif

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post #146 of 3087
I think the good news here, if there is any, is that the build up isn't significant. It's not blocking the flow of water to any great degree. And if the layer of residue it leaves... is slick... it may actually help water flow? Idk... I'm just trying to find something good here.
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I think the good news here, if there is any, is that the build up isn't significant. It's not blocking the flow of water to any great degree. And if the layer of residue it leaves... is slick... it may actually help water flow? Idk... I'm just trying to find something good here.

I think the residue would actually cause friction not a lack of it. Since it doesn't look to be a uniform coating of any specific thickness throughout which appears to me that it would cause an increase of cavitation. In any case it's probably more unsightly than anything else since anyone running clear tubing would probably like it to remain clear for at least 6 months or so. There appears to be no specific timetable as to when the leeching begins. Some people have it happen in a few days, some a few weeks and some over a month. It's still not what PrimoChill advertises and that's where people have an issue I think. I've got white tubing but if it turns yellow that isn't what I bought it for. wink.gif

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post #148 of 3087
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If the plasticizer is lipid soluble, wouldn't detergent get rid of it? IIRC, my tubing leached plasticizer during the initial 6-9 month phase and now its clear. I'll confirm once I take down my current loop.

I lied. I cut open a piece of tubing and it was worse than I thought; the whole inner walls were plastered in this stuff.


BTW, like wermad, I'm also using a piece of clear 1/2" ID 5/8" OD Watts tubing [bought from Lowes IIRC] for the past 3 weeks and it has no clouding as of yet. I'm not sure they stock 7/16" ID tubing though?
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With the Watts stuff, both times i've had clouding, took about a month or so, this was running distilled and a kill coil.
post #150 of 3087
Reading the details of this tubing it says it's "Anti-Microbial". What makes it anti-microbial? Is the inside of the tubing coated with this anti-microbial stuff?
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