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Can I use the single tach lead on the Koolance PMP-450 to measure flow rate?

Also, is battery water good fluid to use with anti-corro fluid and mayhems uv dye?

It says it is been demineralized too.

Thanks
post #2 of 14
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Can I use the single tach lead on the Koolance PMP-450 to measure flow rate?
No, but you can use it to monitor pump RPM

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Also, is battery water good fluid to use with anti-corro fluid and mayhems uv dye?

De-mineralised water is OK, but not perfect. Distilled is better.

You will not need anti corrosive unless you have aluminium in your loop with either copper, nickel or brass. You will need an anti-bacterial additive, either PT Nuke, Mayhems biocide or a silver kill coil.

The dye is generally not a great idea, as it can break down over time and gunk your blocks up. It will also stain all the tubing and blocks. If you want colour it is better to get coloured tubing, but if you don't mind frequent maintenance then the dye will be OK.
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post #3 of 14
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It is distilled, filtered and demineralized. I should then have no need for anti bacterial right?

But I can't get a estimated flow rate from the rpm? Like if it's above 1 gpm?

(I have already purchased the anti-corro =/ )
Edited by NorxMAL - 3/22/11 at 12:23pm
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It is distilled, filtered and demineralized. I should then have no need for anti bacterial right?
You'll still want the biocide.

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But I can't get a estimated flow rate from the rpm? Like if it's above 1 gpm?
No.

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(I have already purchased the anti-corro =/ )
Bummer?
post #5 of 14
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What is a cheap way to determine flow rate so it's above 1 gpm?

Yes, it is a bummer, you are soon to be "triangled" for that comment
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It is distilled, filtered and demineralized. I should then have no need for anti bacterial right?
You still need biocide. I have a degree in microbiology and work in a biochem lab. You'd be amazed at the bacterial contamination we constantly fight even with professional grade sterilization techniques. Those little buggers will grow anywhere.

The world is literally covered with microbes. I guarantee that even though that water is highly pure, it is by no means sterile. The block, tubing, radiator, pump etc are also not sterile.
    
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What is a cheap way to determine flow rate so it's above 1 gpm?D
That's just a rebranded Laing D5. You should be fine.

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Yes, it is a bummer, you are soon to be "triangled" for that comment
Right...
post #8 of 14
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I know, but I can look intimidating into the reservoir, and they will vacate the premises

I have something that arrived with something I won on ebay, would Waterchill waterwetter anti algae fluid work, it doesn't say anti bacterial.
post #9 of 14
With that pump I can promise you, you will get well above 1gpm

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I don't know if you know what I meant by that, but it was something I thought would be amusing to us all, since it is localized to this forum

(I'm new here, but I have picked up one fact here perhaps )
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