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I think i got a big fat bottle of anti coolant, or whatever it is that we all use for our car, its the green fluid stuff that runs around the radiator, i'm just wondering if it will work in a WC set up
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Originally Posted by Mikey122687
I think i got a big fat bottle of anti coolant, or whatever it is that we all use for our car, its the green fluid stuff that runs around the radiator, i'm just wondering if it will work in a WC set up
The exact same question was asked here:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-question.html

In short, the answer is yes.
    
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Thanks alot, I'm blind by the way
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post #4 of 13
It is Antifreeze and yes you can use it, mix it to a ratio of 5 to 10 percent with distilled water.
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post #5 of 13
or use the water wetter + water, its good stuff
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honestly, no, don't use antifreaze, its toxic, all be it safer than using sodium, or mecury, but still not a good idea.
    
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post #7 of 13
i use watter wetter, but there are also things like purple ice and 40 below along the lines of watter wetter. Ive also have seen zerex super coolent used
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post #8 of 13
Check the label. If you see anything saying 'propylene glycol' or 'propan-1,3-diol', avoid. That stuff tends to react with pipes. Not many antifreezes use it though. Most are ethelyene glycol / ethan-1,2-diol, which is suitable for watercooling. Obviously no need for the antifreeze properly, but good antimicrobial.

(If you in the US would just start using the systematic names, it would be a lot easier to keep track of the chemistry.)
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post #9 of 13
Be warned though, water wetter is a little stinky to deal with. Maybe its just me, but I can't stand the smell.
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post #10 of 13
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I think my coolant (for cars) is call prestone, not sure if anyone know, but I'll find a link for that in a few secs

http://www.midwayautosupply.com/deta...iption.asp?976
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