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Has anyone ever used THEIR HOUSES WATER TAP to feed a WC loop, my house water is COLD

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It could definitely be done.

My tap water comes from a lake, and it must be about 7-8C, water freezes at 0C you yanks

And up here there's next to no chance off running out of water.

I don't know the flow rate on my kitchen sink, but its only a few feet away.

I plan to go normal WC soon enough...It will make an interesting experiment, especially next winter.
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post #2 of 33
Well sure, but why would you want to?
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post #3 of 33
That would work fine. Lake water is usually soft, so mineral buildup would be minimal. I would clean the loop every 1-2 months just as a precaution.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mit Namso;12843510 
It could definitely be done.

My tap water comes from a lake, and it must be about 7-8C, water freezes at 0C you yanks

And up here there's next to no chance off running out of water.

I don't know the flow rate on my kitchen sink, but its only a few feet away.

I plan to go normal WC soon enough...It will make an interesting experiment, especially next winter.

Yes, I have seen a build where someone ran directly from their tap.

However, it's not a good idea; tap water is full of minerals that will mess with your loop.
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You do realize that's a massive waste of water.
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post #6 of 33
Well, I'm sure someone has tried, but couple problems I could see with that:

1. Waste of water
2. Mineral buildup
3. PC Immobile
4. Waste of water
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post #7 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp;12843518 
Well sure, but why would you want to?

Because the temps are great, there are several people in the water cooling club that have done bench runs like that. As long as you clean everything up after it isn't bad for your parts.
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be careful regulating the flow. The tap can produce pressues no loop will handle.
    
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post #9 of 33
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp;12843518 
Well sure, but why would you want to?

Why would I want to, a constant flow of 7-8C water, I wish I had a thermometer to check, but it very cold on the hands in seconds, gets painful.

Thats way colder than air temp of 18-20 in here, and even in the summer, its still a good bit less than air temp.
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post #10 of 33
Aside form some corrosion that might happen I am sure you will get great temps but I would think that it is to much of a mess to deal with when you can just use a gallon of distilled water and pt nuke or kill coil which requires minimal maintenance. If anything you would be better off running an isolated loop with a cooler than you can run a rad through. This way you don't need to worry about corrosion, partial build up in your blocks and you can easily change your set up at the seasons change.

So basically 2 loops one running cold tap water into a res. And the 2nd loop running in your pc with a heat exchanger submersed in the cooler res. Otherwise poor fishes.
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