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Any tips before I clean out my loop?

post #1 of 5
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About to clean my loop out... my plan:
1) Remove entire loop from PC without disconnecting any tubing (rad, cpu block, res, and pump)
2) dismantle tubing in the bathtub or large bin (and drain here)
3) boil some 10:1 water/vinegar mix, attempt to run it through tubing via funnel (i may burn myself, so i may just let it soak in boiling water)
4) let all the components sit in water/vinegar bath for approx 30 minutes
5) scrub everything with sponge and old toothbrush
6) rinse everything a few more times with water, then distilled water
7) try to salvage tubes and put everything back together

how many gallons of distilled water should i buy? any tips? I'm really dreading removing and putting the rad back in since the fans screw onto each side of the rad rather than straight through... meaning i have to hold it up to the top of the case while trying to do it.
Edited by PeaceMaker - 2/25/11 at 11:15am
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post #2 of 5
sounds good as long as you drain the loop before removing it (you didn't specify this)
I would go for 1 gallon of distilled for rinsing, normal boiled water and vinegar should be good enough for soaking
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I planned on draining in the tub once its removed... I honestly don't know how I should drain this sucker, like where to start....
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I pull my pump out a little so I can aim my hoses outside my case. Then disconnect the tubing from the pump and let it drain into a large container, I use an old 1gallon ice cream tub.

DId you loop get infected with algae??
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I pull my pump out a little so I can aim my hoses outside my case. Then disconnect the tubing from the pump and let it drain into a large container, I use an old 1gallon ice cream tub.

DId you loop get infected with algae??
No, it didn't get infected. I never cleaned out the rad so I have black sediment in my res and probably throughout my loop. Water is still clear as day though.

I can't pull my pump out because I didn't leave enough slack (rookie mistake). I may need two hands and tilt my case to the side....
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