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I'd appreciate it greatly if you'd put that in the Tubing Gallery (link in sig), Buntz redface.gif
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Done wink.gif
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There is no point testing in a plastic cup. PMSL that all so contains plasticizer.

If you going to run real test then i suggest you get a leech free aluminium bottle. These are used to transport Medical water which has been filtered and sterilised and will keep that way in such bottles. that way your tests are not contaminated from external sources.

If you would like plasticizer less tubing then it will not bend as well as plasticizer tubing. E.g get some John guest tubing as this is stiff how ever does not leach. It comes in many colour and there is no clear version. John Guest tubing is used in water petrifaction systems and has much better tolerance then most branded so called water cooling tubing and its £0.25p a meter.

In our testing we have reverted back to Clearflex because it may not be as bendable as some of the named brands how ever it all so doest seem to cloud up or leach plasticizer like the main brands neither. Its only £1.00 per meter and can be found for as little as £0.50p a meter. If you after better Coloured tubing look at tubing used in the chemical industry for mixing toxic fluids or moving them around.
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Real glassware is best for running these kinds of tests as there is nothing that can foul the experiment. It truly is leech free, where as aluminum is difficult to guarantee that. wink.gif

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I bought 10ft of Primochill UV Blue tubing early March. Disassembled my loop after one week and it has a lot of white coating. Not good frown.gif Any other tubing that doesn't suck?
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Have some results from my Primoflex. Used two different sizes. 3/8" ID 5/8" OD and 3/8" ID 1/2" OD. All blocks and radiators were thoroughly cleaned. Coolant was Ice Dragon Cooling nanofluid. The 3/8" ID 5/8" OD stuff was perfectly clear (bought sometime this winter from either NCIX or PPCS). The 3/8" ID 1/2" OD stuff was cloudy (bought Jan-Feb from PPCS) frown.gif You couldn't tell w/ the IDC in the loop though. It still looked perfectly white. Loop was running 24/7 for about 5-6 weeks.
Edited by lowfat - 3/22/12 at 4:50pm
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I bought 10ft of Primochill UV Blue tubing early March. Disassembled my loop after one week and it has a lot of white coating. Not good frown.gif Any other tubing that doesn't suck?

Would you mind putting that in the tubing database (link in sig)? redface.gif
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Have some results from my Primoflex. Used two different sizes. 3/8" ID 5/8" OD and 3/8" ID 1/2" OD. All blocks and radiators were thoroughly cleaned. Coolant was Ice Dragon Cooling nanofluid. The 3/8" ID 5/8" OD stuff was perfectly clear (bought sometime this winter from either NCIX or PPCS). The 3/8" ID 1/2" OD stuff was cloudy (bought Jan-Feb from PPCS) frown.gif You couldn't tell w/ the IDC in the loop though. It still looked perfectly white. Loop was running 24/7 for about 5-6 weeks.

I lied. The 3/8" ID 5/8" OD Primoflex now has a brown haze to it.
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So, I'm breaking down my rig for another upgrade (rolleyes.gif) and discovered that the Watts black tube has plasticized. Its been a week only and I've ran distilled, Feser dye (instead of Mayhems), and silver. What's interesting is that some pieces have a more thick-whitish film than others. I'm going to double check all pieces and try to find a pattern (ie. more apparant on the pieces that are come after the blocks, pumps, rads, etc.). I'm not surprised, though I really don't mind since the tube is black and I don't see any signs of debris of clogging.
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I have been testing the tubing on my own because i am using it in my next build. Without Biocide i have no issues at all after running 3 weak now i added 1 drop to see the results and it turned white in less then 3 days again.Biocide is a major problem with it. I had no issues without it and its from the same roll that went bad in 3 days.If you did run biocide you have to flush the heck out of it to get all the biocide out of inside your parts and rads.But after that i see no issue at all.That is in my case at least. and its very strange because its a film on the tubing that will come off.I cleaned some of mine and it looked brand new again.So biocide is bad for it i am 100% sure now.
   
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