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post #1 of 13
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Yeah, so I found a little metal coil inside of my resevoir while the computer was off. I can't actually get to that side of the resevoir to pull the coil out so I'm not really sure what to do. I'm typing on the computer right now so it's working fine (The coil doesn't actually go through the loop, though it's likely inhibiting waterflow).

Basically I'd like to know what you guys think I should do about this little bugger... I'd prefer not to drain the loop if possible. I was thinking I will open the resevoir without messing with the loop, and try to take out the coil without spilling too much water. I'll just need to find the right kind of screwdriver for the weird screws that keep the resevoir together.
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Yeah, so I found a little metal coil inside of my resevoir while the computer was off. I can't actually get to that side of the resevoir to pull the coil out so I'm not really sure what to do. I'm typing on the computer right now so it's working fine (The coil doesn't actually go through the loop, though it's likely inhibiting waterflow).
Basically I'd like to know what you guys think I should do about this little bugger... I'd prefer not to drain the loop if possible. I was thinking I will open the resevoir without messing with the loop, and try to take out the coil without spilling too much water. I'll just need to find the right kind of screwdriver for the weird screws that keep the resevoir together.

Can you take a pic so we know what we're talking about?
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If it's silver, leave it in there. lol tongue.gif

But no, in all seriousness probs better if you took a picture so we can see what it actually is and how big it is.
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Like this?

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Assuming it's like the picture above it's a killcoil. Kills bacteria so leave it in there.
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post #6 of 13
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Exactly like that. I didn't put the system together myself so it's a good thing that it's there?
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Yea its fine, leave it there.
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post #8 of 13
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Exactly like that. I didn't put the system together myself so it's a good thing that it's there?

Yup, puts silver ions in the water to kill bacteria... leave it there. But make sue it can't get in the inlet of the pump or you'll have other problems.
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D'oh. I feel silly. Thanks guys for putting up with me haha!
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D'oh. I feel silly. Thanks guys for putting up with me haha!

No such thing as a stupid question. Better that you ask and have the peace of mind.
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