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Hey werm are you wrapping your fitting threads with PTFE? Should only require a little bit(x1 wrap) to get you by til they get your issues sorted. thinking.gif

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I'm about to but I had to wait almost a month to get this res so I don't want to left without a res again. I'm going to email Alex later tonight. When I got the res, it really didn't look the same in terms of fit and finish as my first res I ordered over a year ago. I also noticed that they didn't do the side ports on the top as I requested and the side ports that were done looked a bit odd. These side ports are leaking over and over enough that there's some oxidation on a screw that sits directly below this side port. I just want to avoid waiting another month to receive another one.
As long as it may have taken to get and as much as you don't want to be without a reservoir again, I would definitely RMA it if the side ports are leaking. I'm sure Alex would understand. I haven't had any issues with mine so far, but hearing about your leaking issues worries me a bit. I had a reservoir before that had an issue leaking with fittings in one port, so I tried using two o-rings to fix the issue and surprisingly enough it worked. That might be worth a try.
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post #22493 of 105811
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Hey werm are you wrapping your fitting threads with PTFE? Should only require a little bit(x1 wrap) to get you by til they get your issues sorted. thinking.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

A few things.

1. That. Avatar. Is Epic.

2. PTFE is a good suggestion, but the acrylic you're putting the threading into is not very thick, so I'd be careful of getting some of that tape into your loop.
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post #22494 of 105811
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wermad: I own two FrozenQ double helix first gen reservoirs. I only ended up using one. However, while they looked great, looking back at them now all I can see is the lack of QC. I know Alex was running a smaller operation then, but it was evident even then. When I first ordered, it was missing it's mounting brackets. Then I could never get the thing completely air tight so it needed to be mounted vertically. The G1/4" threaded ports were not tapped straight, resulting in a bad seal on the top with a tube or a plug. The second one had some of the same issues. The red was completely pink (not sure why it'd even be called red) and it was supposed to be UV but never glowed with UV on... it was basically pink helix with a purple bar in the middle.
I've learned my lesson.

I did hear stories about their reservoirs going bad a few years ago and it was sort of expected for a mostly custom reservoir. But my first res arrived quickly and was never an issue.
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Hey werm are you wrapping your fitting threads with PTFE? Should only require a little bit(x1 wrap) to get you by til they get your issues sorted. thinking.gif
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

No...I don't use teflon tape. I used it once and foolishly with plastic barbs doh.gif I noticed the port was a bit odd and I did mentioned that when I posted here once it finally came in.
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As long as it may have taken to get and as much as you don't want to be without a reservoir again, I would definitely RMA it if the side ports are leaking. I'm sure Alex would understand. I haven't had any issues with mine so far, but hearing about your leaking issues worries me a bit. I had a reservoir before that had an issue leaking with fittings in one port, so I tried using two o-rings to fix the issue and surprisingly enough it worked. That might be worth a try.

Thanks, I'm hoping they will ship first so I'm not stuck without a res (again).
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A few things.
1. That. Avatar. Is Epic.
2. PTFE is a good suggestion, but the acrylic you're putting the threading into is not very thick, so I'd be careful of getting some of that tape into your loop.

yeah, thats cool thumb.gif. For about all my serious builds, they've never had tape.
post #22495 of 105811
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Thanks, I'm hoping they will ship first so I'm not stuck without a res (again).

I would request that, just make sure he knows your situation and request that he send you a new one and when you get that you will return the old one.
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I think I got a few Reservoirs laying around. If you want Wermad I can send you one while you RMA that Helix Res.
    
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Sorry to hear about the res wermad thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I have a question for you guys.... it's about my future watercooling loop. What kind of tubing should I use?

-solid clear acrylic
-copper tubing (polished)
-chrome or nickel plaited copper tubing

There are pros and cons to each. The clear acrylic would show the coolant (white). The copper would be cool and industrial and the plated copper would just look sick. Let me know what you guys think! thumb.gif

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post #22500 of 105811
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Sorry to hear about the res wermad thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
I have a question for you guys.... it's about my future watercooling loop. What kind of tubing should I use?
-solid clear acrylic
-copper tubing (polished)
-chrome or nickel plaited copper tubing
There are pros and cons to each. The clear acrylic would show the coolant (white). The copper would be cool and industrial and the plated copper would just look sick. Let me know what you guys think! thumb.gif
Jeffinslaw

Stick with the copper tube as you can have that bent into the form you need to route your plumbing. I would think acrylic can be shaped that way but its more likely prone to crack and eventually leak so I would abandon that idea. Copper tube is a big jump both in time and money. Try a few things first with what's available immediately to enthusiasts. Imo, once you have mastered it, then start exploring outside of the box/norm thumb.gif
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