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When you first flush your water loop, is your computer turned on? Or when you have the loop going without the computer on for leak test, you consider that flushing? Normally, how long of a period for flushing?

Off topic, where can I buy PT-nuke? It seems the original site is out of stock. Any decent equivalent?
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Little silver lever on the back of the toilet....push it.
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
Little silver lever on the back of the toilet....push it.
Aw.
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post #4 of 13
Bout anywhere carries this stuff:
http://www.petrastechshop.com/pepcobi1.html

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/peptpcobi1.html

I recommend silver kill coil:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28871

You do NOT want your system to be on when you flush it.

I flush my part individually but little more labor.

If you do it as a whole just do the jumper trick with your PSU and unplug and remove as much hardware as you can
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Quote:
Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
Little silver lever on the back of the toilet....push it.
Make sure you stand up first. Gross experience trust me.
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Unplug everything except the pump. Jumper black to green but make sure PSU on/off button is off.

Hook up one tubing to a tub of water and the other end of the tube to expend the water out. Turn on PSU and run pump and cycle long enough until you think it's clean.

Or take everything apart, submerge blocks into distilled water & vinegar for X amount of time. Then rinse off with tap water and then flush with clean distilled water. Fill radiators with water & vinegar, let it sit for X amount of time and then dump out and flush with tap water and then rinse out with distilled water.

Lots of different ways to flush. You just gotta be creative about it.
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Unplug everything except the pump. Jumper black to green but make sure PSU on/off button is off.

Hook up one tubing to a tub of water and the other end of the tube to expend the water out. Turn on PSU and run pump and cycle long enough until you think it's clean.

Or take everything apart, submerge blocks into distilled water & vinegar for X amount of time. Then rinse off with tap water and then flush with clean distilled water. Fill radiators with water & vinegar, let it sit for X amount of time and then dump out and flush with tap water and then rinse out with distilled water.

Lots of different ways to flush. You just gotta be creative about it.
^ This. I actually jerry-rigged a hose from my kitchen sink to my radiators with really hot water to get out any flux that may be left over from the manufacturing process. I also recommend using a very light dilution of vinegar as that stuff really stinks if any is left in your loop!
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Ok. Distill water + vinegar sounds good. My stuff will arrive sometime this week. Guess I will soak them good once I take them out of the package. Thanks everyone for your response.
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Well if it isn't the infamous martin. Yeah, this is what I'm talking about. (Thanks for link martin) You can do it like this to flush it out but it will cost you to do it this way. Or you could do it the cheaper way.

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