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post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice;12843553 
be careful regulating the flow. The tap can produce pressues no loop will handle.

This is the first thing I thought of. Sure hook it up to your tap. Please video record it so we can all laugh as your blocks/fittings/tubing rupture.
post #12 of 33
If you really want to do it, I would recommend putting a silver kill coil in the inlet to the "loop" and even a filter would be great.

If the water is cool enough to condensate you do have to remember that the water blocks can and will condensate too.

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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.
he isn't using city water so I don't know how you could make a statement like this,... or likely you didn't read his whole post?

I know that a lot of lake or well water systems don't add anything to the water, but of course there will be lots of extra junk in the water that isn't a good thing to run in a loop (which technically this isn't a "loop").
post #13 of 33
Ever think of a heat exchange? Cold water from tap never mixes with loop, same effect
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If you really want to do it, I would recommend putting a silver kill coil in the inlet to the "loop" and even a filter would be great.

If the water is cool enough to condensate you do have to remember that the water blocks can and will condensate and sweat.



he isn't using city water so I don't know how you could make a statement like this,... or likely you didn't read his whole post?

I know that a lot of lake or well water systems don't add anything to the water, but of course there will be lots of extra junk in the water that isn't a good thing to run in a loop (which technically this isn't a "loop").
Like...minerals?
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Like...minerals?
maybe worse, just depends on how the water is filtered before it reaches the house....

Don't worry I am on your side... this is a really bad idea in more ways then I have time to type about
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I never did fluid dynamics in school, but I have more pdf physics and engineering books then I'll ever read.

If I get into it, it would be done right, with some proper plumbing grade materials and proper relief valves, shutoffs and all that stuff.

People have definitely done this before, I just thought of today though.
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I never did fluid dynamics in school, but I have more pdf physics and engineering books then I'll ever read.

If I get into it, it would be done right, with some proper plumbing grade materials and proper relief valves, shutoffs and all that stuff.

People have definitely done this before, I just thought of today though.
maybe you should read the books and not destroy your computer
post #18 of 33
1. Minerals won't be much of a problem - He's running from a lake, not a well. Lake water is generally soft.

2. It isn't a waste of water - He's not paying any money for it. It's coming for free from the lake. If he wants, he can run the feedback tube back to the lake.

3. Corrosion - It is doubtful that copper and nickle components will corrode much if any.

4. Condensation - That could be a factor. In the winter though, the dry air will probably suck all the moisture it can back up.
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Well if your computer room is next to the bathroom why not just put your radiator in the toilet tank, it would then work as a heat exchanger, cool your pc and force your crapper to multi task. Of course the layout of your house may or may not permit this and still you would have to do it neatly and discretely so the tubing cant be seen, probably use rigid pex tubing to go to and from the crapper to prevent kinking and hide it in the wall, under house or in ceiling space.
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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.
benching is one thing, this doesn't sound like he has the intention of benching but more so every day use.
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