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i only rebuilt my loop about 2 months ago and my tubing is already getting pretty cloudy but my res is still crystal clear...

my rads have all been flushed a few times so i cant imagine that it is from that..

is there someting i can add to the loop that might clear this up? right now all im using is a kill coil that I have been using for about 6 months and fresh distilled each time I refill my loop. (can they lose there effectiveness over time?)
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post #2 of 13
How old is the tubing? Because with clear tubing cloudiness is a thing that will happen, it is just a matter of time.
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only about 2 months old. i have a habit of replacing tubing everytime i change something on my loop.
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Plasticizer, it happens with regular tygon.

They make one that's supposed to be free of that though:
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ty20plfrtu.html

I personally use Duralean which seems to keep clear better also and it's really inexpensive...I like that..smile.gif
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/dupvctu1idx3.html
    
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thanks martin...

that makes sence that there is a issue with regular ttygon because i noticed that if i replace tubing and leave the old tubing out overnight it will be completley clouded over the next day.

How is the flexability and bend radius compared to the regular tygon 3603?

Also are you using the 1/2in. ID x 3/4in. OD on 1/2 barbs? If so how tight is the fit??
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my primochill is cloudy with a tad yellowish tint to it, but nothing in the water and res is completely clear... mad weird.
    
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i think im gonna order some Duralean and see how that works out for me. Now i just have to browse Sidewinder and see what else I can add to the order smile.gif
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thanks martin...

that makes sence that there is a issue with regular ttygon because i noticed that if i replace tubing and leave the old tubing out overnight it will be completley clouded over the next day.

How is the flexability and bend radius compared to the regular tygon 3603?

Also are you using the 1/2in. ID x 3/4in. OD on 1/2 barbs? If so how tight is the fit??

I haven't actually tried the plasticizer free tygon, but I do use Duraleen. Not quite as flexible as tygon, but good enough for general use.

I do for testing, but for PC builds I use 7/16"ID x 5/8"OD to get that extra tight fit on 1/2" barbs.

If you really need a tight bend, a lot of guys shape it using boiling water/ice water. They insert something like a spring inside to bend it extremely tight...then boil it, then ice it, then boil it, ice. Haven't tried that, but supposedly you can make some extreme bends that way and it will hold it's shape.
    
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post #9 of 13
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thanks for the info. i have used boiling water to warm up the ends to get them over barbs but never felt the need to do the boiling water/ice water to really tight bends. my loop isnt that tight.

I wish sidewinder had a better selection of TIM since i want to replace that when i redo my loop but all they have that seems good is the Arctic Silver 5 High-Density which has a 200 hour cure time. The Masterkleer seems like a good cheap tubing choice as well but that is out of stock everywhere frown.gif
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post #10 of 13
Yeah, Masterkleer is even making colored tube now, but nobody in the US is carrying it that I know of:

http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p11226_Masterkleer-hose-PVC-19-13mm--1-2-ID--UV-reactive-purple-3-3m--10ft---Retail-Package-.html
    
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