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No, no, no, be worried.

Tap water not only has chlorine (which will absolutely DESTROY anything made out of metal) but depending on his water hardness will cause that lime, calcium build up stuff. Coming from someone who has really hard tap water, there is a huge huge difference from distilled and tap on electronics. Don't use tap water at all.

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lol I'm not even sure what this means, but I'll allow it. tongue.gif
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Wouldn't bother with soap as it's sugar (i think) we're trying to remove not a dump dived mobo needing a good scrub...but hey, if they can take that get the tap running! tongue.gif
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lol I'm not even sure what this means, but I'll allow it. tongue.gif

lol... I was agreeing with what you said! thumb.gif
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If we were talking about a loop I'd agree but we're "doing the washing", it's not going to have water on it for very long and with a booze bath to clean any "impurities" off once done there shouldn't be any issues
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+1 to the Alcohol bath.

-1 to hot water. I've done plenty of plumbing in my life, including replacing elements in hot water heaters, and I can tell you the sediment that is inside ALL hot water heaters is much more than the average person realizes. When you get home just do this test, get two glasses, fill one with pure cold tap water, then run pure hot water until it reaches max temp and fill the other glass. You see all the stuff floating around, that's the sediment that's in all tap water but concentrated because it sits in a tank with heat applied. Granted this is mostly for electric heaters, but gas still has the same problem.


A motherboard should be a sealed unit, meaning as long as all the surface area has been dried (including inside cpu/gpu pin holes) there won't be any damage from the alcohol itself.

If you really like the heat idea, just warm up the alcohol, but I think it isn't needed.

Edit: Glad to see others mention that it is a very bad idea to heat up alcohol. I typed this while rushing out of the office and thought about it on the way home, it's a very bad idea to get any alcohol near boiling point. I still stand by alcohol over any form of tap, but thanks for the other forum members to point out my (potentially dangerous) error to heat alcohol.
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If we were talking about a loop I'd agree but we're "doing the washing", it's not going to have water on it for very long and with a booze bath to clean any "impurities" off once done there shouldn't be any issues

Yep, I'll concur with this, should be safe enough for a limited amount of time spent on there.

I have worked with pure chlorine however during hazmat operations, and have seen what it does to metal. The chlorine in tap is very very minute, and I understand that. But seeing what I've seen...I'll keep that stuff far away from anything I want to keep working.

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAVTx_TIZbg

That is copper. There are also many non-metals that chlorine dislikes very much. In the chemical world, chlorine is a very nasty, feisty chemical that I'm very respectful of, and although exposure time and concentration levels are both very low in this case, personally I wouldn't want it anywhere near my computer.
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If you warm the alcohol it'll evaporate before it's of any useful temp and you'll have your 30% water. You're talking about long term build up (boilers, radiators, loops etc) not a "shower"
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post #69 of 152
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If you warm the alcohol it'll evaporate before it's of any useful temp and you'll have your 30% water. You're talking about long term build up (boilers, radiators, loops etc) not a "shower"

Yep, can't really heat up the alcohol, you run a fire risk and it's boiling point is way too low. Heat distilled water.

Also, I think what he's saying is, the sediment that is in these units he's seen, will be coming out of the kitchen sink. He's describing how to see what's currently going into the glass of water, and it's full of crap per-say.

This is why I have a reverse osmosis system. I don't really wear a tin-foil hat or anything, but knowledge is kind of a curse concerning what's coming out of your kitchen sink lol
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