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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.

Hmm, that may explain why the one time I did the "drop of dish soap" trick, to get rid of small bubbles, my tubing went cloudy very quickly...

I've got a variety of additives for adjusting the PH level up and down for the water in HVAC systems, maybe I'll play around with it a bit in my gimpy Phenom system. smile.gif
Edited by Caleal - 1/24/12 at 9:45pm
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I'm using 3/8x1/2 (10mmx13mm) and it went cloudy within a week. I'm going to test the pH of my loop.
post #64 of 3087
Correct my if i'm wrong, but is it kinda of redundant to have a kill coil in Primochill Pro LRT tubing since they claim to be "anti-microbial" tubing?
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Originally Posted by phibrizo View Post

Correct my if i'm wrong, but is it kinda of redundant to have a kill coil in Primochill Pro LRT tubing since they claim to be "anti-microbial" tubing?

"Anti-microbial" tubing typically doesn't confer any protection to the fluid passing through it, or other components in the loop, with the possible exception of the silver impregnated tubing like Tygon makes.
It just keeps stuff from growing on the tubing walls.
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"Anti-microbial" tubing typically doesn't confer any protection to the fluid passing through it, or other components in the loop, with the possible exception of the silver impregnated tubing like Tygon makes.
It just keeps stuff from growing on the tubing walls.

Does the kill coil "deposit" silver into the water for protection?
i personally dont use a kill coil, i just did distilled and ethylene glycol, since i wasnt too sure about what i needed.
post #67 of 3087
Just an update since I took my rig apart last night to add a water block to my 285. I knew I was getting some build up but I had no idea how bad it was. The inside of the tubes are solid white. Some pieces look worse than others on the outside but all pieces are affected. First pic is of the inside of one of the tubes. The other with the 3 is left side is suction to the pump, right side is return to resi, and middle is new unused tubing. The tubing in my system is 3 weeks and 3 days old. It has been on distilled water and silver kill coil since day 1. I am not familiar with liter-gallon conversions but my rig uses like 1/3-1/4 gallon of water. So I think I am right at the top end of 1 kill coil being ok. Is there any tubing that won't do this or is there any adverse side effects to running tubing with this stuff in it?

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Just an update since I took my rig apart last night to add a water block to my 285. I knew I was getting some build up but I had no idea how bad it was. The inside of the tubes are solid white.

Was this also Primochill? Where did you buy it? I'm about to install their blue tubing and hope this doesn't happen. My UV Green Primochill hasn't experienced this at all, other than very minor haze after several months of use.
 
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I'm starting to wonder if Killcoil is overkill in the loop and may be causing a bad reaction with the tubing? eh-smiley.gif

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Was this also Primochill? Where did you buy it? I'm about to install their blue tubing and hope this doesn't happen. My UV Green Primochill hasn't experienced this at all, other than very minor haze after several months of use.

Yes it was Primochill. Purchased from Performance-PCs right after Christmas.
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