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Im pretty set on using the permatex or some sort of waterproof thread locker. You are right.. It is stress, but still.. What I've seen.. Im definitely using a backup. Im assuming I put the permatex sealant around the oring but not touching? Or would it be safer to go with water proof loctite around the threads?

Not sure why you are still asking if everybody advised you not to use permatex.

Again, if you use anything, just use loctite blue on any metal to plastic connections.
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Maybe someone will come along and help me out with what im asking. As said, i will be using a back up, im sure someone else may be also and they can advise
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No one on OCN that is worth his salt will advise you of the same.

Anyone who tried this had ended up polluting their coolant at a minimum.

You are suppose to tighten using your fingers. This will keep the O ring tight and avoids crushing it. This tells you that the industry and the watercoolers on OCN know what they are doing.

People that have been watercooling for years, following these simple and tried and true steps and don't have problems.

As stated, there are measures to counter leaks other then adding more gunk to your loop. Short your PSU or connect another PSU and if by chance you have a leak you will not fry your components, test overnight and then you'll be good to go.
 
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post #14 of 23
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If they arent supposed to leak then it would be impossible for sealnt to get in the loop. Please refrain from trying to talk me out of it or discrediting those who do this method. The decision had been made. Im using sealant or a good water proof thread locker. If anyone wishes to advise regarding the steps they would do or have done... That would be great.
Edited by MistaChy - 4/13/17 at 2:21pm
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i just jumped my power supply and decided to try a test loop without using the sealant. one of the fittings had a major leak. It was the top fitting on my Mother board block right above where my video card would be. i tried reseating it, no go. I caked the permatex on there, and its good now. I figured out how to use it. im undoing the fittings and using it on all the ones close to anything electrical on the montherboard. the other fittings arent in dangerous areas. I wont use it on those since they arent leaking.

pic: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/gn4c2r1ij6244x9/AAC-zawKLK5vgu1ezjDsLMKIa
Edited by MistaChy - 4/13/17 at 6:24pm
post #16 of 23
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If they arent supposed to leak then it would be impossible for sealnt to get in the loop. Please refrain from trying to talk me out of it or discrediting those who do this method. The decision had been made. Im using sealant or a good water proof thread locker. If anyone wishes to advise regarding the steps they would do or have done... That would be great.

If you're putting sealant on threads it absolutely will get into the coolant and contaminate your loop, threads are below the o-ring and in direct contact with fluid. As far as what that will do, I don't know because I've never seen anybody do it, but it could gum up the micro channels in your blocks for one thing. All we're trying to do is explain the proper way to do it so you can avoid any issues in the future. I have 25 o-ring seals in my loop, none of which leaked because I tightened the fittings properly and made sure all of the o-rings were clean before I put them on and tubing was secured.

As a side note, make sure you're using a strong anti corrosive fluid with that aluminum radiator.
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In before the "I told you so thread" of him asking why his temps are high and why are his blocks gummed up. smile.gif
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In before the "I told you so thread" of him asking why his temps are high and why are his blocks gummed up. smile.gif

One of his o-rings was leaking and he fixed the leak by applying permatex. That reminds me of a mechanic I had to terminate. That motherboard deserves a better owner. Some things can't be unseen!
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One of his o-rings was leaking and he fixed the leak by applying permatex. That reminds me of a mechanic I had to terminate. That motherboard deserves a better owner. Some things can't be unseen!
I grew up in a family of tradesman (Tool and die, electrical engineer, construction companies, auto,ect). My Father had a saying... There are two schools of thought in life. The "do it right or dont do it at all" or "cant fix it duck it, cant duck it forget it". Son we are not a Duck Tape family so figure it out.
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computer is working perfectly. my loop looks great, thanks for the replies. permatex was a life saver for me.
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