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hi everyone, well its been a year that i built my system and i had no issue with it, i change the liquid every 6 month and clean it, but my question is when do i know if time to change the tubes? how often do they need to be replace for new ones?
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Tube is a disposable part in water cooling. I'd say change them once a year. You can search for "plasticizer problem" to see how bad tubes can become after long term of use.
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I've had my loop running now for about 14 months with out any cleaning the water in the res is still clear and temp have only changed due to seasons, I would think if your getting plasticizer problems you would notice increases in temp as the blocks get clogged but I'm no expert smile.gif if you have cleaned blocks and there is no sign of issues I wouldn't worry
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yeah no sign of issues, temps are low like always and distilled water is clean...thanks everyone..
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