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post #771 of 3087
bought some pH/TH/TA/CYA test strips at walmart

my pH level is ~6.5-6.8 which is on the low end. I haven't chopped up any of my tubing to test for plasticizer issues but Mayhem's said higher pH could trigger this right? so try to keep a lower pH?

All I'm using is 1 Kill Coil and Pure Distilled water (~1.7 L of water)
post #772 of 3087
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Not to muddy the water anymore, but I just setup a single loop after spending hours cleaning all my parts and rad with semi hot water and then 1 gallon of distilled water all new stuff.
rad was clean no dirt of discoloration. the tubing I used was primochill from FPC. The most messd up part is All this happened in less than 15 hrs. So know what do I do...mad.gif

BTW I forget to mention I just used distilled water nothing else since I was just doing initial leak test
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Not to muddy the water anymore, but I just setup a single loop after spending hours cleaning all my parts and rad with semi hot water and then 1 gallon of distilled water all new stuff.
rad was clean no dirt of discoloration. the tubing I used was primochill from FPC. The most messed up part is All this happened in less than 15 hrs. So know what do I do...mad.gif
BTW I forget to mention I just used distilled water nothing else since I was just doing initial leak test

blinksmiley.gifcryingsmiley.gif not good really not good 15 hours is record time Primochill just when down to the hole. too bad but it is truth, I'm feel bad for you bud because we all have the same issues. but the option is this one here Duralene Tubing from sidewindercomputers.com
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I'm still stuck here with over 6-7 feet, and from all that Ive been reading its like these manufactures/distributes are just turning a blind eye to whole fiasco.
This is my first WC setup and it has not been a pleasant ride so far hopefully your suggestion will yield better results for me.

Thanks for the help
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post #776 of 3087
i just got done draining my loop. and sadly this new primochill is plasticizing frown.gif. I've only ran distilled but the color is solid enough that the whitish/grayish film doesn't affect appearance.
post #777 of 3087
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Originally Posted by joesaiditstrue View Post

bought some pH/TH/TA/CYA test strips at walmart

my pH level is ~6.5-6.8 which is on the low end. I haven't chopped up any of my tubing to test for plasticizer issues but Mayhem's said higher pH could trigger this right? so try to keep a lower pH?

All I'm using is 1 Kill Coil and Pure Distilled water (~1.7 L of water)

Keep your pH above 7.0 (alkaline) if you want to minimize corrosion, as more hydrogen ions (lower pH) promotes oxidation. You should aim for a pH of 8-10 except if there is aluminum in the loop, in which case keep it below 8.5. However, your pH is typical of distilled water.

 

Info from here


Edited by nawon72 - 6/12/12 at 12:41am
post #778 of 3087
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Originally Posted by aqualad View Post

359
Not to muddy the water anymore, but I just setup a single loop after spending hours cleaning all my parts and rad with semi hot water and then 1 gallon of distilled water all new stuff.
rad was clean no dirt of discoloration. the tubing I used was primochill from FPC. The most messed up part is All this happened in less than 15 hrs. So know what do I do...mad.gif
BTW I forget to mention I just used distilled water nothing else since I was just doing initial leak test

Wow 15 hours, Primochill doesn't really care if they go out of business, they probably already have and we just don't know it yet!
post #779 of 3087
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Originally Posted by nawon72 View Post

Keep your pH above 7.0 (alkaline) if you want to minimize corrosion, as more hydrogen ions (lower pH) promotes oxidation. You should aim for a pH of 8-10 except if there is aluminum in the loop, in which case keep it below 8.5. However, your pH is typical of distilled water.

Info from here

Is Bleach safe if you're using nickel plated copper blocks? If so, I might add a teaspoon to my loop
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Is Bleach safe if you're using nickel plated copper blocks? If so, I might add a teaspoon to my loop

I didn't know, so I Googled it. It's definitely not a good idea as it will rapidly corrode copper, and I believe it can be use to strip nickel plating. I would avoid using even a tea spoon of it just to be safe, and look for alternatives to increase the pH of your loop.


Edited by nawon72 - 6/12/12 at 5:20pm
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