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My clear Primochill tube started clouding up within a week. Going on three weeks now its made the colored liquid look dull. I took out a piece and notice a build up on portion of the tube that makes contact with the liquid. The dyed distilled looks clean under examination and through the acrylic reservoir and block tops, its looks good. I purchased some inexpensive clear vinyl tube and added one piece to the loop. I'll be looking to see if this different one starts to cloud or not. If it does, something in the loop is causing a reaction. If not, I'm dumping primochill as their last tube I had was less than stellar tbh.
Edited by wermad - 1/24/12 at 5:49pm
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I think Primochill has gotten a little slack due to it's success.
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post

*edit* Apparently someone had it happen with distilled and KC only? This makes little sense. But it's possible I guess. One question was this all bought through one merchant or is it widespread? thinking.gif
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Yeah, the OP was distilled & kill coil doh.gif
 
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Just wanted to share this. It would seem Primochill hasn't been so resistant lately.

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I disassembled the loop after only 2 weeks with this tube in order to make some changes. Pretty significant coating in such a short time. Not worrying with cleaning the blocks for the time being, since I am both busy and lazy, but definitely will be switching tubing next time.

Not sure where it says anywhere in OP what was run. mellowsmiley.gif

Now I know I didn't read all the way through the thread before replying to anyone so I could have missed it but... eh-smiley.gif

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Found this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/953316/tygon-tubing-is-getting-cloudy

Martin gives a few suggestions.
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My chem teacher is.... "collaborating"... with some other teachers. Answer is coming though with any luck.
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It always happens to my tubing to one degree or another.
Usually I'm using straight distilled + silver kill coil, but it has happened to the tubing in my 2nd rig that I've never had anything but straight distilled in.
My 2nd rig has been through 3 sets of tubing in less than a year due to major reconfigurations. 3 different sizes of tubing, 3 different PVC tubing formulations, from 2 different commonly recommended manufacturers.
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I ran straight distilled + coil in white Primochill for a few weeks straight before I had to break it down for an RMA. I just checked it and it's squeaky clean.
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Not sure where it says anywhere in OP what was run. mellowsmiley.gif
Now I know I didn't read all the way through the thread before replying to anyone so I could have missed it but... eh-smiley.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1199158/severe-plasticizer-in-primochill-lrt/20#post_16243593

Page 3. I managed to find that just by only skimming the OP's posts....
 
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With out advertising any thing have you checked the PH balance your your liquids by any chance. If not a test strip kit costs very very little and can be got from ANY good aquarium shop or pet shop. Just check the PH of your liquids.you can all so get the test strips for a few $ or £.

We have been doing some testing on plasticizer build up for a while trying to develop some thing that helps reduce the rate at which it leaches with some success. You cannot stop it entirely how ever you can slow it down.

What we have found is that is you liquids are around the PH of 8.5 to 9 Plasticizer seems to leach very quickly into the system. Now un treated Di water / Ultra Pure water is around at this level were as at 6.5 to 8 which is the middle of the road its slows down the process.

one thing the remember the thinner the tubing the less plasticizer is there and the less the effect will happen. The thicker the tubing the more of it is present and the more chance it will happen. (not trying to teach ppl to such eggs).

According to the rules im not allowed to post about our solution but if you check out our you tube you can see a new vid posted which will show you what we done to help solve this problem a little. Its still not the perfect answer to totally stopping the problem how ever its a nice little gap filler.
Edited by Mayhem - 1/24/12 at 6:57pm
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