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I plan on building a hand made reservoir for my upcoming summer modding, and my question is how durable do i need to make it? Do the walls have to be thick? Any Tips would be awesome.

Thanks(sorry if its a dumb question)
Von Leon
post #2 of 25
Just has to not leak water. Durable depends how bad you treat your stuff, lol. Just need it thick enough to create a couple threads for fittings.
 
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Wow, you guys are fast feels like live tech support biggrin.gif Thanks completely spaced the threading.
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I have one more question. Do you guys think a Clear Reservoir with green coolant or a venom green painted Reservoir would look better?

Thanks,
Von Leon
post #5 of 25
You can get away with thin if you use a sealed bulkhead type of fitting, which seals on both the inside and outside faces, but they aren't very stable.

I don't know what kind of access you have to tools, but you could potentially get away with a 3" tube of nominal thickness, with holes drilled and tapped into the edges of both ends. This would allow you to bolt a face plate to either side and mount it in a couple of bays. Not a large capacity however, but requires the least amount of fabrication. Faceplate could be lexan or something similar (as could the tube), but you would have to find a way to seal it.
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I have one more question. Do you guys think a Clear Reservoir with green coolant or a venom green painted Reservoir would look better?

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Von Leon

Perhaps a green coolant + some kind of design with the venom green paint on a clear reservoir?

I think a pastel dye and some UV paint on the res could look wicked depending on the design and colors used.
   
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I'd stick with dye over paint for pure aesthetics, but that's just my personal opinion.
 
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post #8 of 25
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My dad is in construction so i have access to every hand tool made. sounds like I am going with coolant, and My plan with the reservoir is to mount it to my power supply cover and cut a certain design out of the cover to reveal the reservoir. The cover is made from a fairly thick sheet of steel.
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What are you going to make the res out of?
 
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All i can say is you need to make sure it can also hold a bit of pressure!
So when you make it, make sure you test it so that you don't have it opening due to the pressure.

If i am right, someone care to explain to me if pressure is a worry in this situation.
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