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silver kill coil is around $7... it will be way cheaper than anything pure silver at a jewelry store.
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Originally Posted by nugget toes View Post
silver kill coil is around $7... it will be way cheaper than anything pure silver at a jewelry store.
You do know that it depends on where you live?
Some places don't have water-cooling computer stores which has SKC in stock, and ordering one might add a 20-25$ shipping cost.
so a 30$ stip of silver isn't cheaper than jewelry stores.

And besides, a 3 inch .999 strip of silver cost at a jeweler materials store just 5$ where I live.


And besides, about the 5c silver coin.
Its not 100% silver. It has other materials to keep it regid and last longer. I wouldn't use it if I were you.
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Why does it have to be 0.999 pure? Sterling silver is 0.925 pure and the rest is copper.
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ensures any additional impurities (ie, other metals) are not present and could cause some corrosion.
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Pure sterling silver should be enough at 92.5% silver, the copper in the mix won't hurt as the blocks and rad will be copper as well. That's all assuming your data on it is correct, as I CBA to google check it. The key is lots of surface area, to maximise the contact with the water in your loop.

If you know a place that recycles used jewellery into raw silver (like some jewellery shops) they should be able to sell you a nice thin strip of high purity silver. Commercial killcoils are a twisted up 2 or 3" strip of silver about 1/16" or 1/32" wide. They weigh in at only a fraction of an ounce of pure metal.
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