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I'm finally getting ready to put in my wcing in my sig, but when I opened up my apogee, I noticed there is black stuff inside the copper block thingy.... I tried rinsing and stuff and doing all the things Ira-K wrote up in his how to guide, but it still hasn't come off... Should I just use an old toothbrush to get it out?


PS: Can some of you post pics of how your loop? I'm drawing blanks as to how I'm going to arrange the tubing...
    
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A nylon brush like a toothbrush should be fine. Have you tried vinegar?

As for your loop, I would recommend the following:
Rad to CPU, CPU to NB then SB (if you have them WCed), then to T-Line if you have one, then to pump, then to Res if you have one, then to Rad. The most important being the CPU right after the Rad.

Here is my setup:

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A nylon brush like a toothbrush should be fine. Have you tried vinegar?

As for your loop, I would recommend the following:
Rad to CPU, CPU to NB then SB (if you have them WCed), then to T-Line if you have one, then to pump, then to Res if you have one, then to Rad. The most important being the CPU right after the Rad.
I used the 10% vinegar and 90% distilled water solution. I'll go use a brush tomorrow, thanks for the quick reply!
    
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If you pack it with ketchup and let it set for 30 minutes before hitting it with a toothbrush, it should brighten it back up.
  
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If you pack it with ketchup and let it set for 30 minutes before hitting it with a toothbrush, it should brighten it back up.
Really? Ketchup works?
    
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Really? Ketchup works?
LOL, yeah it does. Its the vinegar in the ketchup that causes it. When I was little, and my grandfather collected coins, he put Ketchup on an old tarnished penny. It looked brand new when he washed it of an hour later.
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post #7 of 10
I think the acidity of the tomatoes helps too.

Ketchup = ghetto TarnX.
Edited by Dryadsoul - 6/20/08 at 2:07am
  
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As for your loop, I would recommend the following:
Rad to CPU, CPU to NB then SB (if you have them WCed), then to T-Line if you have one, then to pump, then to Res if you have one, then to Rad. The most important being the CPU right after the Rad.
You would not want the res after the pump; the most important thing is that the res or T-Line is the last component in the loop before the pump, this helps keep the pump flooded during the fill process.

With current inline pumps, having the RAD between the pump and CPU block is not crucial since the pumps bleed little or no heat to the loop; however, with a submersible pump you'd want the rad between pump and CPU block.
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Yeah ketchup works great, so will a paste made out of lemon juice and salt...Thats what I used to clean my pennies when I was a kid...
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You would not want the res after the pump; the most important thing is that the res or T-Line is the last component in the loop before the pump, this helps keep the pump flooded during the fill process.

With current inline pumps, having the RAD between the pump and CPU block is not crucial since the pumps bleed little or no heat to the loop; however, with a submersible pump you'd want the rad between pump and CPU block.
You are correct. I dont know why I listed it that way as mine have always been set up like you just described. Thanks for the correction.
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