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So here's what I got... same chemical that makes PT Nuke and other biocides......Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate

Let's say a nice round number.... a gallon of distilled water. How much should I mix in?

In grams I would think?

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Well, a bottle of PT-Nuke is 4% solution and you add 8 drops per gallon.

I would recommend first diluting it by adding about 1 tea spoon of the stuff to a large glass of water, and adding 1 tea spoon of that to your loop.
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OK... that gives me a good starting point. I was thinking of mixing a whole gallon so that I could just keep using it for my loop.

thanks, buddy

keep the advice coming!
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It's actually no where near that simple... Give me about 10 minutes.
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post #5 of 31
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It's actually no where near that simple... Give me about 10 minutes.
Thanks!

Here's what I'm thinking.....

PT Nuke is 4%..... figure around 6 drops per gallon, right? (1-2 drops per liter, 3.75 liters in a gallon)

So if I got my own stuff that's 25%, then.....
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post #6 of 31
Well, since that's 90%+ pure crystals, if you add the same weight of water, that'd be 100% solution. You'd need to add it to 25 times the mass of water to reach PT nuke strength. Guessing that is about 25 grams of power, then you'd need to add it to 625ml (roughly a pint) of water to reach pure PT nuke strength. That would be enough to make 125 loops worth of coolant (at 1litre per loop)

That's just rough math based on chemistry I did over a decade ago, someone check my figures?
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It's actually no where near that simple... Give me about 10 minutes.
It doesn't need to be exact at all. Even if the concentration of Copper is two orders of magnitude greater than necessary it still won't cause any problems.
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Not sure how much stuff I got here..... we got 60lb bags of it at work, so I just grabbed a small baggie full

I could weigh it, though. Got a scale at our Pizza Shop. I could measure it in weight or with measuring spoons.
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Not sure how much stuff I got here..... we got 60lb bags of it at work, so I just grabbed a small baggie full

I could weigh it, though. Got a scale at our Pizza Shop. I could measure it in weight or with measuring spoons.
if your using that in the pizza, im not coming there....
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post #10 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by KOBALT View Post
Thanks!

Here's what I'm thinking.....

PT Nuke is 4%..... figure around 6 drops per gallon, right? (1-2 drops per liter, 3.75 liters in a gallon)

So if I got my own stuff that's 25%, then.....
It was actually really simple, lol. Add 4.1 grams of it to each liter to make PT-Nuke. This is the CONCENTRATED solution which is what you normally get in a small little bottle.

[Edit]
Sorry but chemistry is so much easier in the metric system but you have Google if you want to change the units.
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