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My loop started to make a sound of sucking air lastnight and when I went to find out what was wrong, I noticed the water in my res was saturated with tiny air bubbles. Turned off my system and water started draining out the lower right hand side of my dual bay res. Disconnected the res and on examination, the bottom piece and the right hand side have separated and there is now a 1/16" gap between them. Can also see a few other joins that are starting to appear cloudy as if they are being stressed. Bought the res at performance-pcs in Feb and am waiting for a reply from their RMA dept.
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Good think you caught it and didn't lose anything! Doesn't seem like the res was built very well. I've had 2 MCReses and both have been top notch acrylic reservoirs that are very sturdy. I've only heard of one leaking (zeraphil's)) but that might have been to him dropping it I think.
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Who manufactured your res?
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Wow that's scary good thing you caught it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Who manufactured your res?
Made by Crazy PC here's the link at Performance PCs IceBox 5.25" Dual Bay Reservoir - UV Blue

Was running distilled plus pentosin and PT nuke
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Just got this from the manufacturer:

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The Pentosin used contains:

WARNING: Poisonous! This product contains Ethylene Glycol, Diethylene Glycol, Sebacic Acid, and Sodium Hydroxide--DO NOT INGEST!

Ethylene Glycol is a problem as it will weaken the adhesive.

Currently we only warranty the use of PC ICE or distilled water. I've been running a 100% solution of PC ICE with no problems for over a month.
So DO NOT get this resevoir unless you plan on using either distilled only or spending 20-40 dollars on PC ICE (a waste imo)
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I hate to hear that, sux I know...That must be some really good solvent that they use, thats just lame...I always used the DD single 5.25" bay drive for plexi and never had any problems with it, and I tried all kinds of weird coolants in it......5.25" Bay Res


I like these HDPE res to ..3-Way HDPE Res...Or the little Swifty micro-res is another one I've used a lot and like.....Thats enough to make you just want to go with a t-line...
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I am currently using the DD sinlge 5.25'' bay and its a great way to spend $25 imo
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post #9 of 12
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Quote:
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Thats enough to make you just want to go with a t-line...
Hehe, interesting that you should say that. Since I don't have a spare res on hand and all, ran down to lowes, grabbed few brass items: a T, a 1/2" barb with a 1/2" FIP and a 1/2" MIP plug and converted to a t-line. Just finished bleeding most of the air out which is definitely much more of a PITA than using a res.
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I don't blame you , if my res dissolved I'd want a t-line to......They just drive me nuts bleeding them, I'm used to bleeding in at the most 5 minutes on a bay res...The res I'm using now bleeds in about 30 seconds....
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