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post #1 of 22
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I have a Danger Den Polyethylene bay res and it leaking at the fittings. I am currently using brass fittings from lowes because I ordered 1/2" instead of
3/8. Its not just the brass though, the plastic plug that came with the res is also leaking. I used plumbers tape on all three fittings. Should I just use more?

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post #2 of 22
you have to help yourself,and uh on top of that, did you add the rubber band on the fittings, i didnt add mine for my CPU waterblock before, after i found the 2 rubber band and add them, it stopped leaking
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post #3 of 22
I had the same problem with the same res. I'd say just hit it with some hot glue or some other type of sealant.
At least that's what I did.
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post #4 of 22
I use "Plumbers Goop" to seal my barbs in HDPE res's like that one, you have to let it cure a day or two before you use it..

If you use a silicone based sealant instead don't use one with acetic acid in it, it can crack out HDPE...
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post #5 of 22
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Well now that it has been up and running the leaking has seem to slowed down or stopped. Is it possible that I just overfilled it? Could this have caused a pressure buildup which caused it to leak. Coolant was even leaking out of the top fill port which has an o-ring seal, so this may be the case.
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post #6 of 22
Well regardless, there should not be a leak, ever.

Get some of what ira-k mentioned, he knows what he is talking bout. Let the stuff seal up, you don't want whatever is near your res getting leaked on, and what happens when water gets hot? Pressure goes up!
Edited by XFreeRollerX - 5/31/08 at 10:04pm
    
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post #7 of 22
WOW...Your still running with it leaking...Like X was saying shut it down and get it fixed before it becomes a bigger problem......
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post #8 of 22
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Okay, as of 12:00PM there were no longer any drops of water. If you see where my res is, only the dvd burner could be hit. I have been checking it every half hour since 12:00 and have not experienced any leaks. I have made strips of paper towels and placed them on the exposed threads in an attempt to absorb moisture. It has been bone dry for the past 13 hours and 54 minutes.
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post #9 of 22
shut the system down

let it sit for 1 hour

fire it back up


and also pay attention to it when you start stress testing with the waterloop, particularly when the water gets warm

if you did nothing to fix it, chances are, you have not seen the last of it.
    
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post #10 of 22
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I did give each barb another turn. What gives me hope is that last night when the system was off some water had dripped from the threads around the barb. The extra crank may have been enough, I guess I didn't make that clear. Your avatar scares and intrigues me at the same time...
Edited by lilmanmgf - 6/1/08 at 12:05am
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