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OMG...soo i put my watercooling loop back together , leak test it for 5 hours.....perfect....run it...perfect.....


on pc...half an hour ago....hear a screeching sound......my sound card goes crazy.....look inside box...water over my sound card..........sound card dead.....


reason why water leaked....my hoseclamp FAILED.....the thing is made of lead , one of the "teeth" snaped cos i suppose i tightened it too tight.......unbelievable...i do everything right and this stupid thing breaks!!!.....typical....got spares...testing now again with tissues....but ye my luck...amazing...
Edited by porky - 6/29/08 at 6:23pm
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post #2 of 12
wow that sucks dude. i just use zip-ties.
   
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Just wondering why you used lead clamps. When i think of lead, i think of soft metal. Really sucks that that happened. Lucky it was only your sound card and didn't mess up something like a vid card.
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well i think its lead....i mean i was told to use hose clamps...went to the store and got a bunch......only now when i feel the metal it is pretty soft......hope the others hold out...gonna buy titaniam steel alloy ones tommorow!

and dried the sound card...this is a stubborn card...works perfectly now!!!


reminder to everyone , STEEL hoseclamps!!!
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whats wrong with zip-ties? they are dirt cheap and i havent had a leak running my pump on speed 5.
   
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Originally Posted by porky View Post
OMG...soo i put my watercooling loop back together , leak test it for 5 hours.....perfect....run it...perfect.....


on pc...half an hour ago....hear a screeching sound......my sound card goes crazy.....look inside box...water over my sound card..........sound card dead.....


reason why water leaked....my hoseclamp FAILED.....the thing is made of lead , one of the "teeth" snaped cos i suppose i tightened it too tight.......unbelievable...i do everything right and this stupid thing breaks!!!.....typical....got spares...testing now again with tissues....but ye my luck...amazing...
Exact same thing happened to me, except I killed my 8800gts and not a sound card. This was back when they were around $300.

Edit: I'm glad your sound card is working for you now.
Edited by speed_demon - 6/29/08 at 6:44pm
    
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post #7 of 12
With any type of clamps or ties, Never over tighten. Especially with Worm Drive clamps.
    
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post #8 of 12
Well I'm glad it didn't kill anything......You've had bad luck with leaks, but you've had good luck at not killing anything at least...Yeah get some stainless steel worm drive hose clamps...Don't over-tighten them to where they cut into the tubing, but snug them up well..


EDIT:^^^ Hey I read your mind....
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post #9 of 12
Couple problems I see, you were in a hurry for 1. Overtightened hose clamps (way too much to where it was biting into the tubing) and you only leak tested for 5 hours when the computer was on....

But you're actually lucky you didn't lose anything else.
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post #10 of 12
Where do you live? I could'nt buy lead hose clamps here if I tried. Good luck in though. What sound card was it?
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