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post #291 of 3087
I hope I don't have to do this my self, thacks for the heads up and keep us posted if they let you in on any info. +Rep
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post #292 of 3087
Hey guys. I was at Home Depot to fix a leaky faucet and I stumbled on this guy in the plumbing/irrigation area. It was only $3!!! Grabbed it and I'll run a small sample to see how it fairs against the clear tube. Most likely it will develop a film inside but seeing that its black, aesthetics wise, you won't notice it.

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What sizes and how much flex before it kinks?
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post #294 of 3087
3/8x1/2, its a little bit rigid but just like the clear Watts, fluid bends and using angled fittings will avoid kinks. I haven't had any kinks with the clear stuff. I also saw 1/2x5/8 and 1/2x3/4
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Weekly update on the test setup running nothing but distilled water running 24/7 on new Primochill clear tubing. I'm going to be taking the pics at night for now on and with the sleeving under the hose. The wide shot is with the flash and the close up is without the flash. I'm going to be doing it like this because it is much easier to control the light at night, and I have found the the flash makes the tubing look more clear than what it really is. The sleeving is for white balance and to have color you can see through the tubing. This first update I'm going to have the pics from when I set it up and the pics from after a week of running it. Now that I have set it up so I can take a consistent pictures with lighting and white balance I will compare the following weeks updates with this weeks pics plus what ever the weeks previous weeks was to. So you'll have three weeks of pics to compare with.

Zero week (9Feb)
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Week 1 (18Feb)
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Closeup Week 1(18Feb)
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I'm pretty sure that it has already started to cloud up, I'm hoping it's just the lighting making it look like it has as I'm running this in may rig now and plan on having a window in my case soon.
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post #296 of 3087
^^^ I think any tubing will cloud over time. its just a matter of how long it takes. The tygon in my loop isn't to bad but is cloudy compared to the piece I use only when filling my loop.
Comparing the very cloudy Watt's section of tubing in my loop to the rest and to the res, I really don't think it effects the loop.
I do not see any thing floating around, and there is no settlement in my res or a marked water line.
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It's possible that lines do cloud up over time. But that doesn't esplain why the differences in length of time. Some people never get it, while others get clouding in 6 months or longer, while still others get it in a matter of days to weeks. That makes no sense whatsoever in a chemical reactive world. Tubing (if held to the same processing standard from day 1 to infinity) shouldn't be clouding up with such irregularity unless there's an environmental reaction involved somewhere along the line.

So while it's probably true that all tubing clouds, there is no justification as to exactly why this happens. thinking.gif

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I 100% agree, what is why I'm running this test, hoping to see if what is in my rig last the same as the test setup. This way I can see if it's the tubing or if there is something in my loop causing the clouding.
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I 100% agree, what is why I'm running this test, hoping to see if what is in my rig last the same as the test setup. This way I can see if it's the tubing or if there is something in my loop causing the clouding.

Maybe the temps of coolant and transfer of heat to tubings can cause that?Maybe the heat is causing a faster chemical reaction(it almost always does), so tubing in hot rigs or rigs where the heat is constant get clouded faster... and temp is the only difference between ur rig and test setup that has only the pump in it.

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It's like a fine powder when I wipe it. Very fine. It's odd and has to be something with the tubing.

Is there more of that powder in the tubing after hot blocks or is the powder evenly distributed?
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I 100% agree, what is why I'm running this test, hoping to see if what is in my rig last the same as the test setup. This way I can see if it's the tubing or if there is something in my loop causing the clouding.

Maybe the temps of coolant and transfer of heat to tubings can cause that?Maybe the heat is causing a faster chemical reaction(it almost always does), so tubing in hot rigs or rigs where the heat is constant get clouded faster... and temp is the only difference between ur rig and test setup that has only the pump in it.

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It's like a fine powder when I wipe it. Very fine. It's odd and has to be something with the tubing.

Is there more of that powder in the tubing after hot blocks or is the powder evenly distributed?

From what I can tell with my old tubing it was pretty even. I will say that this pump and no rad is making some heat. I have moved the PSU so it is blowing on the res to help cool it. This test setup is running hotter than what my rig was.
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