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It's just jeweler's .999 silver. It's a 3ft long 16 gauge wire that I coiled up into a big spring.

Are you sure its .999 pure? Also if you got it from a jeweler then could it possibly have some sort of coating that prevents it from working properly.
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Are you sure its .999 pure? Also if you got it from a jeweler then could it possibly have some sort of coating that prevents it from working properly.

At this point, I'm not quite sure if it is silver or if it is .999. Do you know any chem tricks to test whether it is at least silver?
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Do you mean, take it apart to test if the algae comes off in a bath of vinegar? I did do a vinegar bath on the clean coil before I installed it.

Well, I don't really know for sure... I don't remember exactly my chemistry class but I remember acid does dissolve oxide. It is hard to tell you what it is exactly. I think it is oxidation but I don't know how the hell you could have that green oxydation... With oxygen the silver is normally black but it doesn't mean it was oxidized by oxygen. If there is nothing else in the loop, I would just clean the coil and see if you can reproduce the phenomenon. If there's no change, I would take the loop apart and check if there is any sign of algea/oxidation, clean everything with diluted hot vinegar with distilled/demineralized water (rinse the radiator with the solution a couple of time [don't reuse the solution though])... Radiators have a lot of nasties in it and you must clean them well before use!
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So you've come in here not posted a thing that was helpful, talking about respect? You think it's right to come here and start ****ting on the thread?
There are other threads you can post in if this isn't to your taste.

I haven't seen much helpful from yourself either. If you want help, provide as many details as you can. You call this a "Kill Coil", the ENTIRE thread people are commenting that it looks like solder, you never acknowledge it, then isolate one person to start bashing.

So what is it? Silver solder? "Scrap silver"? Lead solder? How do you know for sure that it's .999%?

[edit] I see your post above questioning the composition of this metal...
 
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Guys calm down, you are acting like kids. Holy crap, we got some tough guys here.

Algae wouldn't grow that fast in 2 weeks let alone cling to silver. So it is most likely remains from the rads. Oxidation takes some time, and I don't believe it is oxidation to begin with. I would flush out the rads some more. Or you can guy a filter to put into the rez and clean it out after a while until the gunk is gone.....
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I haven't seen much helpful from yourself either. If you want help, provide as many details as you can. You call this a "Kill Coil", the ENTIRE thread people are commenting that it looks like solder, you never acknowledge it, then isolate one person to start bashing.
So what is it? Silver solder? "Scrap silver"? Lead solder? How do you know for sure that it's .999%?
[edit] I see your post above questioning the composition of this metal...

Most likely this since he's in Canada.

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Guys calm down, you are acting like kids. Holy crap, we got some tough guys here.
Algae wouldn't grow that fast in 2 weeks let alone cling to silver. So it is most likely remains from the rads. Oxidation takes some time, and I don't believe it is oxidation to begin with. I would flush out the rads some more. Or you can guy a filter to put into the rez and clean it out after a while until the gunk is gone.....

I disagree, oxidation can be really fast! It really depends on the type of reaction.
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I haven't seen much helpful from yourself either. If you want help, provide as many details as you can. You call this a "Kill Coil", the ENTIRE thread people are commenting that it looks like solder, you never acknowledge it, then isolate one person to start bashing.
So what is it? Silver solder? "Scrap silver"? Lead solder? How do you know for sure that it's .999%?
[edit] I see your post above questioning the composition of this metal...

I do agree with being rude. Obviously he's mad that somethings wrong but no need to take it out on the thread contributors.

Oh, and obviously its not .999% silver because your getting algae. 99% of people who use silver coil dont report algae problems.
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I disagree, oxidation can be really fast! It really depends on the type of reaction.

Of course it depends on the materials. It can be fast but I am assuming that with the standard materials used today, it should not be oxidating. Aluminum would do it, but no one uses aluminum anymore thumb.gif

Edit: It would be nice if the OP said where the wire was bought..........
Edited by AMC - 2/14/12 at 10:51pm
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