Originally Posted by OsiViper
Well i replaced the tubing with new Primochill Advanced, ran the loop for 24 hours with their Sysprep then drained and running with distilled water and biocide now and will let that run for a while and see if the dye caused tubing to look cloudy or if it was in fact plasticizer.
Originally Posted by theChisel
Just an update as promised, I finally had some free time to install the ether-based polyurethane tubing. This is the stuff that's readily availible from Mcmaster Carr. Upon close inspection it has a sort of streaky appearance, but nevertheless it is clear. I'll be running straight distilled with copper sulfate and see how it fares.
Thank you both, for your feedback
This is of course personal thanks from my point of view and not the thread (before anyone starts accusing me of speaking on behalf of everyone else
I will be keeping an eye out for further info on both fronts seeing as:
1) I too have the new Advanced which i will be using any day now, and id be interested in seeing how it performs in other rigs.
2) New types of wc tubing always interest me, you can never tell if the 'perfect' tubing is out there waiting to be discovered.
Originally Posted by HGooper
I've made a ticket to Primochill regarding the white powdery thing on my PrimoFlex Pro LRT White Tubing, and I got the answer here.
Is it possible that coolant can create this kinda white powdery things or residue? And I was using distilled not coolant.
Here're the pictures of before and after cleaning up the tubing.
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I dont know what other advice i can give you mate apart from the fact, that yes, at times residue can appear in tubing without it being plasticizer, and whilst only using Distilled water and a SKC.
I cant remember if you listed your gear within your loop(not so much the items as opposed to the various metals within it), but sometimes lesser deposits found in tubing may be a direct reaction to a combination of metals,tubing, temperatures and the purity of the water used for example.
I remember saying to you though that i thought that IMO it didn't look like plasticizer problems to me, the depositing was far less in volume.
If you want to post a few more variables within your loop, i or someone else will give you some more feedback, of that im sure.
Originally Posted by PepeLapiu
Well, I've heard enought problems about plastic tubing.
So I'm making the move to copper tubes.
No mixing metals either, all copper, no silver coil and no nickel plating either.
Copper tubes might be just a little harder to fit but they will last forever, not leave any residue and the push fit fittings will make it so much easier to take down my build.
There is always the issue of tarnishing copper, for that I will just paint my copper, or at least the visible parts of it.
And it will look awesome too!
Paint it with what please? Im interested in what you had in mind seeing that i have exposed copper parts in one of my rigs
On a slightly different note-a photo of one of the rigs im testing tubing on-this is Mastercleer 7\16" ID - 5\8" OD (11-16mm) Tubing with Mayhem's pastel coolant (i mixed the colour to suit the sleeving myself).
Its been running for it 2+ weeks,im looking forward to tearing it down to see how it performed.
Ive been running the PC 24/7
Temps 25-27c idle and 30-34 full load.
No biocide or SKC seeing that the Mayhem's pastel coolants already incorporate those properties.Edited by kkorky - 1/8/13 at 4:21pm