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please please please let me know if u can find the guy
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post #22 of 46
The precipitate doesn't necessarily mean that it was alcohol, just that something is attacking the acrylic. Your probably on the right track with ethylene glycol. I really don't think he flamed polished. I hate flame polishing as it turns the acrylic into a time bomb that can crack at any time.
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post #23 of 46
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something is attacknig the acrylic huh? thanks for the info again gom

yea... i doubt he did... but i can't say for sure.. i'll just be using straight distilled and pt-nuke with his reservoirs from now on... i'll use LEDs, CCFLs, or colored tubing for any kind of color.

and jdub, i'll send him your way if ever get in touch with him.
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post #24 of 46
No telling how it cracked,
If you used acrylic adhesive you would hardly be able to tell it was ever cracked, it will suck right into the crack. Plastic supply shops sell it.
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post #25 of 46
it cracked cuz you touch yourself at night!
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post #26 of 46
Hey that's a real bummer man. I bet CD can cut and drill you a new acrylic tube for it.

It looks to me like your bolt was a little too tight and the clamp on it looks a bit high up. (so a combo of the two could have been the cause) I have seen that video that CD made of the acrylic that had been flamed and then was hit with alcohol, scary!.
Maybe it would have been better to put the clamp over the bolts and not next to them. Maybe you could loosen the clamp a bit and put something in between the clamp and the res to protect it from too much pressure. foam/rubber? (its hard to tell from the pics though. I am just pulling ideas out of my rear)
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post #27 of 46
I looks to me as though the crack originated from a stress fracture caused by the mounting bracket. If I were going to fix that, I'd get a piece of acrylic pipe with the same ID as that and make my own replacement tube; all that would be entailed is cutting it to length and drilling a few holes for the screws.
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post #28 of 46
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i got in contact with TO and he said he'll replace my res. really awesome dude. apparently its the first time he's seen something like this... we know its not a chemical problem.. most likely pressure.. i know this res has never been physically abused in anyway... so my thoughts are thaht it was the o-ringsn for the mounts.. i've ordered new ones from mcmasters and i'll see how those work.

in essence, the crack stretches from one end to the other and one end... the same crack wraps around 180 degrees. i'll upload pics in a bit.
Edited by nafljhy - 12/17/08 at 1:33pm
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post #29 of 46
i wonder if hes still selling his spinning ones. I like those things
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