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post #1 of 185 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 01:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi guys! With any luck we can get an up-to-date tubing database up and running. I'll update as fast as you guys can give me data.

The main purpose of this is to find trends concerning tube clouding/plasticizer leaching.

When you post, PLEASE do your best to have all of the following (copy-able format below):


Brand:
Source:
Purchase Date:
Color:
Transparent? (y/n):
Liquid / Additives:
Kill Coil (y/n):
PH Balance:
Block Material(s):
Tubing Dimensions:
Period of Time:
Tubing Condition & Description:
Notes/Comments:
Feel free to add pictures!

***For "Liquids / Additives", list whatever is running through your loop, be it straight distilled, a mix of biocides + coolant, etc.). Describe any clouding/leeching (or lackthereof) under "Tubing Condition & Description", as well as tubing properties (flexibility, etc.).

Please try to have all of the above information handy, it makes everything a lot neater and more organized. If you don't know some of the info, and you can't figure it out, just leave it blank.

I'm asking for PH balance out of curiosity. If you wouldn't mind spending a few bucks on a PH tester, I think the results could be interesting.

The 2nd spreadsheet is a compilation of information from a few threads/sites, but mainly "Severe Plasticizer in Primochill LRT" thread. I won't be updating that. If your info is already in the older spreadsheet, please re-post (with as much information as possible) and I'll re-add your information to the new spreadsheet.

Thanks guys! Spread the word smile.gif

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I would add a Purchase Date next to the Source. That will help determine any trends smile.gif

I'll also add my data

Brand: Primoflex Pro LRT
Source: Performance-PCS
Date Purchased: 04-27-11
Color: UV Green
Transparent? (y/n): Yes
Liquid / Additives: Distilled & Feser Acid Green (Ethelyn Glycol)
Kill Coil (y/n): Yes
PH Balance:
Block Material(s): Copper/Nickel
Tubing Dimensions: 3/8" x 5/8"
Period of Time: 7 months
Notes/Comments: Slight clouding. No visible or known gunking. Tubing has been ran under Distilled and Feser Acid Green for roughly 4 months each, both with silver coil.


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I would add a Purchase Date next to the Source. That will help determine any trends smile.gif

Done.

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I think your post is affected by the pesky bug where an edit doesn't display. Also edited my original post with my tubing experience.


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Ah, I fixed the spreadsheet. Fixed the opening post too redface.gif

EDIT: Changed format slightly, added "Description of Tubing"

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There we go:

Brand/model: Alphacool HF
Source: Aquatuning
Purchase date: 30/1/2012
Color: Semitransparent white
Coolant: Osmotic water (tap water to all effects)
Kill coil?: No kill coil.
Additives: No additives.
Block/s materials: Full copper, brass/nickel fittings, brass/copper radiator.
Size: 3/8" ID, 1/2" OD
Period: 20 days.
Description of tube: Prone to kink (very thin walls), extremely flexible (turns make nearly zero force), extremely light, incredibly cheap (€2.5/m). Looks pretty fine. No clouding at all (obviously)

Edit: Will update this in a couple of weeks (when the month of runtime has passed) so I can provide more accurate data about clouding/gunking and whatnot.


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A side note on mine, I did not mix the Feser Acid Green and distilled. This tubing was run using either fluid throughout the past 7 or 8 months.


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Good job with spreadsheet. Looks like primarily older primochill tubing remained clear or minimal clouding. And the newer ones were cloudy, except 1 or 2 that maybe got lucky and bought older tubing.

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Brand: Primochill LRT
Source: Specialtech.co.uk
Purchase Date: 05/18/2011
Color: Black
Transparent? (y/n): N
Liquid / Additives: Deionised Water, 1 drop Copper Sulphate
Kill Coil (y/n): Y
PH Balance: 8-9
Block Material(s): Mixture of copper and nickel plated
Tubing Dimensions: 3/8"ID, 5/8"OD
Period of Time: 5 months
Description of Tubing: No sign of deposits after 5 months, Flexible compared to others I've used, not prone to kinking
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Brand: Primochill LRT
Source: Specialtech.co.uk
Purchase Date: 12/23/2010
Color: Clear
Transparent? (y/n): Y
Liquid / Additives: Deionised Water, 1 drop Copper Sulphate
Kill Coil (y/n): Y
PH Balance: 8-9
Block Material(s): Mixture of copper and nickel plated
Tubing Dimensions: 3/8"ID, 1/2"OD
Period of Time: 13 months
Description of Tubing: No sign of deposits or clouding. Although flexible it kinks with tight bends but is better than others I've tried.

I've also checked the bottles of deionised water I have stored. Each one has a silver kill coil in it and around 5 drops of copper sulphate per 5 litres. All test out with the same ph levels.
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Updated, thanks guys. I think it's interesting that none of your tubing has clouded yet, Big Elf... time will tell if it's the de-ionized water and/or the copper sulfate I hope.

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