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post #11 of 19
The VIA Aqua will definitely not hold up, plastic pumps shatter at low temps. Went through three plastic pumps and found that out the hard way. If you're looking for inexpensive quality pumps, make sure you check out eBay. I got a brand new metal Iwaki MD15R for around $100 US I think.

Looking quickly I found these pumps whihc look pretty good...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Iwaki-Magnet-Pum...QQcmdZViewItem not much time left, that is an AWESOME pump!

http://cgi.ebay.com/LITTLE-GIANT-2-M...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/LITTLE-GIANT-PUM...QQcmdZViewItem

Look for something like the above, they will walk circles around any standard PC watercooling pump. NOte they're not great for regular watercooling because these pumps produce a lot of heat themselves.
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post #12 of 19
I think silicone is your only course, you will have to clean all that other gunk off though and find some sheet plastic to use as a patch. Let the silicone cure for 24 hours before adding coolant.
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post #13 of 19
I would use 'SIKAFLEX' to seal that up, it is a polyurethene adhesive and sticks like the preverbial s**t to a blanket. It works much better than silicone sealant.
Look for the 227 type ( automotive line) or any of the marine grade stuff such as 261.

Do not use the construction grade (normally comes in a yellow sleave tube).

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post #14 of 19
I'm assuming you already tried the insulating foam in a can they sell at Home Depot. That stuff has excellent insulating properties, far better than silicone. If you haven't already tried using that, give it a shot. You'll be surprised to see how it fares. I used it to seal up a hole in my foundation, and it's not even cold where the foam is.
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post #15 of 19
pick up a better, more durable cooler if you plan on using it as a long-term system


and btw, most plastic pumps will hold up with thoes temps fine - i'd suggest a D5/MCP655 (DC) or Danner Mag3 (AC) or an Eheim 1250 (AC) (the danner Mag3 being the most durable of the 3, especially if you're running it submerged)
    
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Originally Posted by CrimsonMango
pick up a better, more durable cooler if you plan on using it as a long-term system
Its not that the cooler is too weak or anything.. Its that I have to cut it to install my condensor.. Or bend my refrigerant lines, but I don't wanna break them and release the refrigerant..

I got it sealed pretty good now, can fil it a little over half full before it leaks.. I guess 5 gallon capacity is plenty =p

Now I gotta order some tygon and seal string tommorow and i'l be chilled soon hopfully
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Towlieee
Its not that the cooler is too weak or anything.. Its that I have to cut it to install my condensor.. Or bend my refrigerant lines, but I don't wanna break them and release the refrigerant..

I got it sealed pretty good now, can fil it a little over half full before it leaks.. I guess 5 gallon capacity is plenty =p

Now I gotta order some tygon and seal string tommorow and i'l be chilled soon hopfully

don't get tygon - get masterkleer tubing from www.mcmaster.com

its cheaper, has a bend radius almost equal to tygon, and IT DOESN'T STAIN, EVER!
    
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post #18 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CrimsonMango
don't get tygon - get masterkleer tubing from www.mcmaster.com

its cheaper, has a bend radius almost equal to tygon, and IT DOESN'T STAIN, EVER!
I need somthing thats rated to at least -40c, which is what tygons rated to

Not to mention staining isn't a concern, as my tubing are all gonna be covered in insulation.

Hell i'd continue to run my hardware store vinyl if I wasne't concerned of it breaking at low temps
    
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post #19 of 19
from the masterkleer specs:

Low Temperature Range -99º to -1º F
High Temperature Range +101º to +200º F
Operating Temperature Range -45º to +165º F



edit: stupid me... thoes are farenheight **shrug**
    
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