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Well that's your opinion...
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Also, the pipes in my appartment are at least 70 years old, so that may have contributed to all of the corosion that the tap water caused. But you know what you guys know what you are talking about, I guess having in in you loop for >24 hours should be fine.
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Bah! Don't be lazy and just go get some distilled water.
    
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Dude, 70 years old?? Umm, I wouldn't put that stuff in my computer, much less drink it.


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Originally Posted by CyberDruid
Well that's your opinion...
Well, let's do some experimentation. I will see if I can find some cheap copper stock, then set up a loop with the copper inside the resevoir (to simulate a waterblock), and run it for 24 hours with tap water. Then we could perform the same test, with the same size/weight copper block, but use distilled water instead. It would not be empirical scientific data by any means, but at least we could see if there is any visual buildup (or breakdown) after 24 hours. Heck, maybe even perform the test for 48 hours just to see what happens.
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post #15 of 18
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Alright Ill let you guys go along with your discussions, as for me Ill just wait the day or so. And if I can't wait then Ill go to the store and get some distilled water. Thanks for the help.
Although it is cool reading the different views about this topic.
I say you try that experiment. Why not.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by atomicfission92
I say you try that experiment. Why not.
I think I just might do that.
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post #17 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lando95
I think I just might do that.
I gotta see this.

I'm sure you guys have seen what the inside of plumbing looks like after having tap water run through it... it ain't pretty. This 24 hour test sounds like a good idea Lando.
    
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post #18 of 18
It reminds me of a friend who ran his car engine with tap water. Iron block alluminum head alluminum radiator I think. End result a year later he was having overheating issues. and mud flying out of the overflow tank. It was really rust and corrosion. Wasnt pretty. WE tried everything to reverse it but it was time to ditch the whole engine.
    
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