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Can't find a water leak

I have a large water loop cooling 9 cards.
Cards are all in my room, then tubes run though a wall into my garage, where I have all my radiators.
Loop has 4 MCP50x pumps, and over 30ft of PrimoFlex LRT tubing.

I'm losing something like 1oz of water per day, but no signs of dripping anywhere.

Could that much water just be leaching through the tubing?
It's a lot of tubing, and under much higher than normal pressures.

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Is it just the tubing in the walls or are the connections behind there as well? There must be a leak somewhere.

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Just tubing in the wall, and I can see/feel the tubing all the way through the wall.
(only like 6 inches of tubing is in the wall)

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well I would suggest two things, one putting the radiators in the garage, if the garage is not keep at the same temperature as the house in the winter, is just begging for your system to fry from condensation one day. second is to replace the tubing with norprene this will reduce the amount of loss through current tubing, by around 90%.

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@toolmaker03 , I built an Arduino fan controller than measures indoor temp/humidity and water temp, and lowers fans to keep 5c above the dew point.
I'm not supper worried about losing water through the tubes, if that is what is happening.
1 oz/day is just more than I would have expected.

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How old is this set up?
Is it possible that bubbles are just working themselves out?

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Quote: Originally Posted by justinjja View Post
@toolmaker03, I built an Arduino fan controller than measures indoor temp/humidity and water temp, and lowers fans to keep 5c above the dew point.
I'm not supper worried about losing water through the tubes, if that is what is happening.
1 oz/day is just more than I would have expected.

@boot318 yes

well I have some experience with large builds, and what you are experiencing seems a little high, but not impossible. here is my own large build that I am currently working on.


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2 weeks old, flow rate is pretty high, so I kind of doubt it is trapped bubbles.

every few days I notices a bunch of bubbles in the loop because the water level is getting to low, and air is getting sucked in.
The bubbles clear up pretty quick after refilling the res.


Ooh nice toolmaker.

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Only two weeks?
Sounds exactly like air bubbles...then when the bubbles get out the go into the res which feed more bubbles through it.
If there's no leak, that's where your water is going. Do you shake and flip your rads to try to get the bubbles out or just plug and play? Even AFTER trying to get the bubbles out you'll still have bubbles trapped that are released over a few months, and that just a normal loop with a couple rads.
Flow rate isn't going to make the bubbles 100% just shoot out, if they're stuck more pressure will just push them harder.

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