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As the title states...
Does anybody know of an easy way to clean the inside of the 1/2" tubing? Any chemicals that will remove buildup?
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I would say go old-school and use DAWN dishwashing liquid and a little Clorox...If it can take grease off of plastic...it'll work...just let it soak
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post #3 of 29
Fill up a bucket with bleach- let the tubes sit in it for about 5 minutes, rinse and repeat if necessary.
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make sure that you rinse THOROUGHLY!!!!!!
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post #5 of 29
^^^^ I agree as this was the method I used with my old watercooling setup. Actually pinched the good wifes Hydrogen Peroxide hair bleach solution which is about 20%vol concerntration and added it to water in a 8:1 mix.

note: rinse well several times as it has a dramatic effect on copper.
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so some bleach and peroxide....cool. Thanks guys.
Now i'm off to the store for some chemicals...
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post #7 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by busa
so some bleach and peroxide....cool. Thanks guys.
Now i'm off to the store for some chemicals...
You might not want to mix the two. I'm not sure there would be a problem, but just to be safe...
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post #8 of 29
I mentioned Drain-O a while back, but I'm not sure how many people have used it. Also, I'm unsure of any left over chemicals, but it is safe on plastic.

Might be the moore expensive way to do it. I have on clue on how much that stuff costs. So that's up to you


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post #9 of 29
Don't mess with Drano, it is a dangerous chemical when used improperly, another option would be to get an aquarium tubing brush and tie some fishing line to the handle and a sinker to the other end and pull the brush through the tubing.
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Originally Posted by fstfrddy
another option would be to get an aquarium tubing brush and tie some fishing line to the handle and a sinker to the other end and pull the brush through the tubing.

That sounds like a great idea to me, because brushing would allow you to use much milder chemicals, and make the whole thing go faster.
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