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i did somethin dumb to my radiator

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so i got all my parts for water cooling today. still waiting on the pump *sigh*.
so i started putting fans on the radiator just preping up the case and such. and i was like hey lets see if this thing leaks! so i started putting TAP WATER in it after about 3 secs im like **** **** OMG WHY THE **** WOULD I DO THAT. i had a brain fart! so do u think this will cause any long term issues? i wasted my time in chem class btw. i mean i did get all that i could get out
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post #2 of 11
Not at all, people often test their loop with a tap faucet.

Just flush it out with some Distilled water and you'll be right to go.
post #3 of 11
I start my flush with tap water and end with distilled water. No problem.
post #4 of 11
I agree. You're fine, just rinse with distilled.
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post #5 of 11
^Yep. Or even go further and use boiling water, in case there is any residue that might be clinging to the insides of the rad tubes...this would help 'coax' it out.

P.S.- Boiling water + holding rad with hands = bad idea.

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post #6 of 11
Just be careful with the boiling water, it's been known to strip the paint right off some rads.. I'd suggest using hot but not quite boiling water..
post #7 of 11
You're doomed. You've just destroyed the radiator and anything it came in contact with.

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post #8 of 11
I just got my new set up in the mail today and I boiled the water waited for it to cool down a little then glued a few times until I did see any crap coming out then I finished with a distilled rinse seems to work good my friend reccomended it to me so you should be ok just make sure you rise with distilled before you hook it up.
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post #9 of 11
you should add a little white distilled vinegar to the boiling water (approx 10%...or 1/2 cup vinegar to 4-1/2 cups water) and use that to flush your rads...the amount of muck that comes out may startle you.
post #10 of 11
Backflush too, that will also help decrapify.
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