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Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post

It's was my understanding that mixing ethylene glycol and acrylic (as used in water blocks, reservoirs, rigid tubing) could be a bad idea....wasn't it blamed as the cause of seam failures in reservoirs a while back ? If memory's not failing me, believe I first read that in the information page of a reservoir manufacturer.....also somewhat toxic


http://www.primochill.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=320
There are many different formulations of acrylics some even made with EG and I'm sure many will form strong opinions on both sides expanding their limited exposure to one type as somehow definitively applicable to all possible types and iterations .... but just suggesting ya manufacturer's warrantees aren't voided if ya use it.

It's possible that this was the case back in the day when manufacturers were also producing aluminium blocks (ha ha) but the formulations for Koolance's proprietary coolant (FYI they will only honour your warranty if you use it and nothing else!) comes in at 2% ethylene glycol and nearly 98% distilled water according to its MSDS sheet. Also, DazMode Protector is sold as a concentrate based on EG and it's also had zero problems reported on the forums by the many people who use it. It's produced exclusively for Daz by Feser. So yeah, I wouldn't recommend going to the chemist's and buying a bottle of laboratory grade pure EG and eyedropping that into your loop... But I also believe that the specific polymers and plastics used to create modern acetal and acrylic watercooling kit are resistant to EG for the most part, at least Koolance's and Feser's. I reckon it's perfectly safe to use unless explicitly stated by the manufacturer to refrain from using it with a specific piece of WC kit, tubing, etc.
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Well that's the thing .... if y have Primochill, ya warranty is void..... I can't remember which res i was considering that i read it on but it wasn't PC. I also wouldn't use it on any "glued" res .... I know there's a cupla threads here on OCN where the EG was blamed for micro-cracking. PG on the other hand I have never seen hit with this label, so that would seem like a usable alternative.
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