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Wait, you're saying that you had plasticizer problems when you ran straight distilled (no dyes, biocides, or coil)?

I'm running Mayhem's dye.

There's been a lot of controversy using Silver and I have to blame it on EK and Koolance for scapegoating Silver. The way I see it, its their attempt to shift the blame for their shoddy workmanship. This is causing quite a stir and Silver tends the be one of the first suspects with any water cooling issues that arises these days.

I'm going to buy some extra fittings and plugs soon. I'll run a sample Primochill tube with just distilled to see what happens. I doubt its the dye but it still possible non-the-less. The Mayhems rep says they use a different manufacturer and they have no issues like this.
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Wait, you're saying that you had plasticizer problems when you ran straight distilled (no dyes, biocides, or coil)?

One of my rigs has never had anything but straight distilled water in it, and has had plasticizer issues with all 3 sets of tubing I've had in it.
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Thank god I stumbled upon this. Was about to order some tubing to replace my cloudy Tygon.

Now the question is, what do I get?
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The Mayhems rep mentioned they use ClearFlex-60 with no issues. I didn't find the size I'm using on ppcs.com but they a couple of offerings. I'm sure you can find it on other sites.

I'm using the clear tube (Watts clear vinyl, from Home Depot) and its holding fine atm.
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Think I'm gonna try masterkleer. It may be just as bad, but I've heard good stuff.
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Wait, you're saying that you had plasticizer problems when you ran straight distilled (no dyes, biocides, or coil)?

I'm running Mayhem's dye.

There's been a lot of controversy using Silver and I have to blame it on EK and Koolance for scapegoating Silver. The way I see it, its their attempt to shift the blame for their shoddy workmanship. This is causing quite a stir and Silver tends the be one of the first suspects with any water cooling issues that arises these days.

I'm going to buy some extra fittings and plugs soon. I'll run a sample Primochill tube with just distilled to see what happens. I doubt its the dye but it still possible non-the-less. The Mayhems rep says they use a different manufacturer and they have no issues like this.

Wish I had an extra pump fittings and 120 to perform the test I would like to perform. Basically do a closed loop and run distilled in it nonstop and check the results occasionally to see if it's the tubing or possibly something in the loop which is causing it. If I had a couple spare blocks to add to the loop that would be cool too. Starting out with no blocks then add CPU and run, swap out to GPU and run and then both and run. Basically switching out one hose to have a sample to look at and show the results for. Also I would run the 120 in passive cooling mode to allow the heat to build up and simulate something close to typical. thinking.gif

I have to say though that some people have been having issues with other manufacturers tubing as well. So there are all kinds of factors that may be playing a part in this. mellowsmiley.gif

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I'm using the clear tube (Watts clear vinyl, from Home Depot) and its holding fine atm.
I almost bought a bunch of this stuff, but ended up with some primochill. How long have you been running the cheapo watts? Is it still clear, kind of clear, etc?
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The Home Depot tubing I tried leached plasticizer, but it was more of a blueish white tint than the creamy or yellowish white I get from Tygon tubing.
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Clearflex-60 isnt any better i had it in my last build and within a week it was real cloudy
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I almost bought a bunch of this stuff, but ended up with some primochill. How long have you been running the cheapo watts? Is it still clear, kind of clear, etc?

I added a piece this past weekend. I'll inspect the piece this weekend and remove to compare it with a non-used piece.
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