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ok so i went n got 6litres of distilled water and some vinegar just wondering how much would be enough before i put it together
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ok so i went n got 6litres of distilled water and some vinegar just wondering how much would be enough before i put it together

Depends on how much flux comes out of the blocks/rads. Some are nasty and some are clean! Just start with tap water (at low pressure) and then do the final rinses with distilled, then fill with it the distilled! Enjoy biggrin.gif
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normally its take a mixture of distilled water and vinegar that is boiling and fill the rad near full and shake it. pore out and repeat till it comes out clear. maybe rinse with pure distilled and your done.
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Here's the rough process that I do for radiators. I don't worry much about fittings or blocks, just give them a quick distilled rinse/splash. It works best to do the drain steps in a white or clear bowl so you can see anything that comes out of the radiator.

1. Very hot tap water - let sit for 30 min. Drain slightly and shake like mad. Drain a bit more and shake like mad. Drain fully.
2. Vinegar - full strength, let sit for 15 min. Drain slightly and shake like mad. Drain a bit more and shake like mad. Drain fully.
3. Distilled - fill and drain. Fill a bit, shake like mad. Repeat a couple times.

If you don't see any more gunk coming out, you're done. If you do, repeat the entire process. Depending on the amount of radiators and other gear you bought, you shouldn't need to use more than 2L of distilled for the entire process.
 
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I also got some anti algae drops for a fish tank ect since i cant get a kill coil at decent prices will it be ok?
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i don't use any biocide/algae killer in my loop and it stays clean as a whistle. i do however use black opaque tubing that dosn't let light in so that may be a big factor why noting can grow in there.
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ok so i done my first part of vinegar and it came out blue is that normal?
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ok so i done my first part of vinegar and it came out blue is that normal?

That's normal, blue means flux. Keep rinsing until there is no more blue stuff

I've been corrected, blue is from the copper--flux is white. Sorry!
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ok so i done my first part of vinegar and it came out blue is that normal?

That's normal, blue means flux. Keep rinsing until there is no more blue stuff thumb.gif
flux is white though?
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