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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Imho, it is advisable to drain the loop, remove the pump, and determine what is causing the leak.

Trying to jury rig a fix on an installed loop may only prove to be futile and frustrating.

This to a certain extent.

I had a very minor leak on my pump outlet before and I simply wrapped the barb in teflon tape and it fixed the issue until I re-did my loop 5 months later.

So if it is only a 'minor' leak and you want a quick and secure fix, teflon tape is the way to go. If you try to tighten the barb with the hose installed you risk twisting the hose and putting a kink in it, not recommended in my opinion.

Either try to the teflon and if that fails it is time to reinstall the loop unfortunately.

Is the leak coming from the hose > barb, or barb > pump?

Teflon will only work if the leak is between hose > barb. If it is from barb > pump you will need to dismantle everything, and investigate the problem. Most probably a loose barb, or it hasn't got an o-ring.
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post #12 of 21
wow will you people relax hes looking where the leak is coming from. if its the hose tighten the clamp if its the fitting put teflon on the threads. simple and done.
Edited by valtopps - 12/22/10 at 3:59pm
post #13 of 21


if your running this, there is no need for teflon! Just need to make sure your tube is tight and the clamp makes a clean straight seal on on the barb.


where's the leak?
post #14 of 21
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Ok, so I've updated the first post with more info.

I just put in a second zip-tie and it seems fine for now, I'll be looking in further and will replace the zip-tie with a clamp when stores open tomorrow.

I also have some bubbles in the middle of the tubes at the exit of my CPU block, but none coming in, there's no leaks from the block itself/around the barbs.
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post #15 of 21
The bubbles will work their way out in time. No need to replace the zip tie with a clamp, you risk damaging the tubing by taking it off. If it has stopped the leak then I would just leave it be to be honest.

Make sure to carry on checking though, some leaks are so small they need to be checked weekly rather than daily.

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It's been OK sine I've added that additional zip-tie; how long should I leak-test?

Also, I had a bit of leaking through my res cap from my radiator on the I/O sides of the mobo. No other contact was made between water and the board. It was drying between then and now, I'd say since maybe 5-6pm until now; it's 10pm here.
Should I be ok? I kind of want to see the end result already
Or I'm just impatient and about to make a huge mistake
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leak test overnight to be sure
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post #18 of 21
ok i looked at the photo i see the zip is in the wrong spot it need to be in the middle of the barb, its to close to the end.
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did u cut your tubes with scissors?
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i think the bigger issue is using zipties for hose clamps altogether. I would use a real hose clamp and that should solve all your probs. you would hate to lose a card due to something as small as a 21 cent clamp i am sure. looks like a nice build though
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