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post #2191 of 3087
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Yes, but look at what I wrote:
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Durelene:
Discoloration and clouding = Yes
Creamy gunk and flaking = No

I did not mention anything about the plastizer problem. I was merely suggesting that while it's plastizicer free (as you called it), it also has other issues. Sorta like FYI. It's only when skyn3t corrected me. And that's another issue entirely.

EDIT: I also believe everyone has the right to know about these other issues. Because, I for one wouldn't get the Durelene if I had known about the white haze.
Be sure to tell us all what tubing you do feel is completely "issue free", and doesn't ever cloud or discolor, when you come across it:rolleyes:
    
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contacted PC again, this time that nice Jennifer took my ticket, we settled that I cover shipping ($9) and they sent me a 10ft retail pack of 1/2'' x 3/4'' Advanced LRT in Blue UV as a replacement. for now I stick to my Feser UV Active Blue, will keep this one as a replacement for future.

I officially cease fire with PC for now as it got a bit ugly at some point on both sides in past ... let the past stay behind.

so far I like initial reviews coming in on Advanced LRT, hoping it's as good as it seems it is, want no surprises in future like I had with highly recommended (in past) Primoflex...
post #2193 of 3087
Duralene is slightly smaller than the Primochill. A bit tight on the barb portion of the comp fittings but the top piece screws on with a lot of ease. No leaks so far smile.gif. Lets see how it fairs:




Edited by wermad - 12/14/12 at 12:54am
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Guys let's not bash each other here. This is a haven for information, let's let it stay that way. Thanks~
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Just started a test with Blue Alphacool 3/8-1/2" tubing, put it into a glass of water and sat on my radiator... will report back in a few days:




All right 3 days have gone and all the water from the glass has evaporated, leaving some scale. My heater must have been something like 60*C+ as I could not touch it (it was cold down here...), so the testing condition were pretty rough, water must have heated up to more that 40*C. Missus chrisf4lc0n did not allow me to carry on the test for any time longer as she kept saying, that I would spill the water all over one day, women know nothing about the science wink.gif
Anyway these are the results of the test:





No changes to the colour of the tubing, did not go white and definitely did not cook like Zalman's tubes...
I am aware that it has only been 3 days, but that gives me a good reason to install that tubing in my loop.
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Well I finally tore down my system and replaced the tubing and water and washed my fittings. I was using UV blue Dangerden Dreamflex tubing 1/2" ID 3/4" OD. These are some pics of 11 months after installation:

Ring in the res:



believe it or not the water was actually still clear

here is some buildup on the cathode in the middle of my res:


ok here is the plasticizer it was like this in every single tube except a bit more white in others:


after I saw this I cracked open all my blocks and there wasn't hardly anything in them. Pretty clean for the most part but I'm sure there was some residue.

And here is the after pic. I bought a couple more fittings to clean up the tubing from my old loop and by getting rid of a ton of unnecessary tubing I killed the small vibration problem I was having! So now my comp is whisper quiet woo! Also using duralene for the new tubing


and last just some more comparison shots, used on the left new on the right:


Edited by discipline - 12/16/12 at 10:46pm
post #2197 of 3087
DanderDen tubing is known for the same poor performance as Primoflex LRT was, some say it was a re-brand of primoflex... google it ... at some point (before closing the store) DangerDen started selling Feser instead...
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So what are the current suggest tubing brands to use?
    
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Edited by kkorky - 12/15/12 at 4:49pm
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If you need tubing now I would recommend these three, but no promises, Durelene, Tygon, Primochill Advance. Pretty much in that order IMO mainly because Durelene is so cheap compared to the other two.
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