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post #691 of 1668
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http://imgur.com/a/BN5QP


ok so this is the final construction of the cold side loop I know it does not look like much got done today, but I had to try several different configurations of the hardware before deciding on this configuration. I may get the rest of the cold side done tomorrow, or the next day.
post #692 of 1668
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ok, so once the cold side water loop is together, and I am sure that I have no leaks, I will test the cold side water loop with the TEC's and the PC hardware. then I will cover all of this hardware in clay, seal the ice chest and do the gas exchange inside the ice chest. so, I still a few weeks of work left to do, before I can start having some fun with this new rig.
post #693 of 1668
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ok, so the first thing I cover the hardware in, is the eraser putty, this stuff is easy to apply, and it makes it easy to remove the clay if needed. I put caps on my fill, drain, and flush setup because it will be covered in eraser putty, and I did not want to get any of it stuck in the 1/4 turn valve. the reason I am covering all of the cold side water loop that is on the outside of the ice chest with clay is so that I do not have any radiated loss of coldness in this area. the second reason for covering all of the cold side water loop in clay, is so that I do not have any condensation forming on the tubing and components being used on the build. I do not want water all over my table top, it would ruin the table top, because it is made out of press wood.
post #694 of 1668
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I have got all of the wiring connected on the out side of the ice chest at this point. this way I will not have to fiddle with it after the cold side water loop is completed. all of the wiring on the inside of the ice chest is also all connected at this point.
post #695 of 1668
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for my SSD's, I decided to place them under the ice chest inside of the stand for the ice chest, here they are safe, and I will not have to worry about bumping into them, or accidentally dropping something on top of them. it is hard to see them, or for that matter it is hard to even get to them, but I don't need to see the SSD to know if it is working.
post #696 of 1668
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http://imgur.com/a/lbWDK


ok, so I got the cold side water loop completed.
it is now ready to fill and test.
post #697 of 1668
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ok, so I have spent all day finalizing this build, and I did find another little issue, the cold side water block temperature sensor was non functional, so I have removed it from the build. at some point I may replace it, but for now I am not going to worry about it. I have filled the cold side water loop, and so far, I have no leaks, I will leave it on tonight and as well as for the next few days to make sure that there are no leaks. I have a leak detector inside the ice chest, so if I do get a leak in there, a alarm will go off informing that a leak has been detected. as for the first leak alarm I had, it may had been due to clay melting into the leak detection line, after removing the line I noticed that there was clay melted into the outer bradding of the leak detection line. when I placed the reservoirs into the ice chest, I had covered the lower copper lines and fittings with clay, this was done in a effort to prevent the copper lines and fittings from cutting through any of the wiring. next time I do this, I will cover the lower reservoir lines and fittings with liquid rubber, as using the clay seems to have not been that good of a idea.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/26/16 at 8:12pm
post #698 of 1668
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http://imgur.com/5punycT

wetter water is some amazing stuff, I put a little in the hot side water loop, and wala 9.15LPM.
post #699 of 1668
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ok, so I had a water leak last night at around 4 AM. so, I have taken the ice chest back apart, but I think I understand what caused the leak. as I added water to the reservoirs, they became heaver and dropped to a lower position in the ice chest. this caused a lower fitting to move, and the leak started as a result. so, I need to put some sticky sealant, inside of all of the fittings that could move in this fashion. it is a pain, but it is not like I have much of a choice in the matter. I have to be able to seal all of the fittings in a way that will allow them to move slightly, without starting to leak as a result.

I am also looking at getting a couple of shark bite fittings, to see if that is a better solution to this issue.

while I am here, I have removed all of the clay from the lower fittings on the reservoirs, and I will use some rubber to cover these fittings instead.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/27/16 at 4:18pm
post #700 of 1668
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well I guess it was a good thing that I had to take it apart, because one of my 24 pin power extensions was bad, I could not get a through signal on one of the wires. if I where to guess, I would say that the wire is broke. so I ordered another 24 pin extension, I did try to replace that one wire by taking it out of another wire extension, but I broke the wire pin in the process of removing the replacement wire. I suck at stuff like this. I also ordered a SATA power extension, because I will need it to place the DVD drive on top of the ice chest. I also spent most of the day checking the rest of my wire extensions, to make sure I did not have any more issues like this one. the reason I checked the 24 pin power wire was because It had a deep imprint on it, from one of the copper fittings. it's little issues like this, that are a pain to deal with, but at least I know, and I am working on fixing it so that this does not happen again.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/29/16 at 1:28pm
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