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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-14-2020, 07:22 AM
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Don`t understand how people use only distillate water.....
Hi,
Optimus says using all their products one can use just distilled water

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Not sure that has been tested through time or not though but supposed to be all brass and marine nickle...
Also doubt anyone willing to go that deep in pockets would skimp on just distilled water but that's another story but short story is inhibitor+ and biocide+ is not all that much

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I would never use just distilled in any loop. You always want some type of biocide.





I personally run Aquacomputer DP Ultra fluid and I drain maybe once every couple of years.

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yep......i just don`t believe it.
Even if it is the most pure water....but each person believes what they want...lol

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Quote: Originally Posted by Mordorr View Post
Don`t understand how people use only distillate water.....
It's distilled water with a mix-in solution that's both a biocide and an anti-corrosive agent

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Even if it is the most pure water....but each person believes what they want...lol
I mean it's completely evaporated, then condensed and collected. The boiling process kills any organisms and the evaporation process removes any minerals and other solids that were present in the water.

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its possible his crofuel is from when they were repackaging mayhems.

otherwise, stick to mayhems

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I used 5 (4) liter jugs last run just to be safe. It helps they are only $1.99
yep, I get it by the 6 pack from the pharmacy. $1.25 a gallon. no reason to use tap water, ever.

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I run mayhems pastel green and flush every couple years (whenever something gets upgraded really), no issues here.


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Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
its possible his crofuel is from when they were repackaging mayhems.

otherwise, stick to mayhems



yep, I get it by the 6 pack from the pharmacy. $1.25 a gallon. no reason to use tap water, ever.
Wait...so when I flush my loop I can use just plain old distilled water? I dont need any additives if I'm just flushing it through?

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I run mayhems pastel green and flush every couple years (whenever something gets upgraded really), no issues here.
You use a pastel AND go over a year w/o flushing your loop? This thread has been great I've been worried about nothing it sure seems like.....

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Quote: Originally Posted by LesPaulLover View Post
Wait...so when I flush my loop I can use just plain old distilled water? I dont need any additives if I'm just flushing it through?



You use a pastel AND go over a year w/o flushing your loop? This thread has been great I've been worried about nothing it sure seems like.....
I can't attest to any other pastel than mayhems, I've used the pastel green and the pastel white, no issues with either of them. If you just prep your system properly beforehand and clean out the gunk from the factory with distilled water everything will be fine.


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Quote: Originally Posted by ryan92084 View Post
Really just depends on what is in your loop. All copper blocks, clean rads, distilled+ biocide, and not caring that the copper goes black when oxidized I can go 5+ years.


Throw some nickel blocks, colored fluids, and questionable rads in there and I'd be down to a few months.
I think my loop has been together somewhere around 4 years now, the reservoir is totally clear minus a few small lines which may be some remnants of calcium from my hard water (that was used to initially rinse rads). I have added a tiny bit of distilled back in 1 or 2 times, since it must evaporate from the tubes. It's actually getting low again, need to add a bit more (been saying that for 6+ months though haha).

I'm just using distilled and the Mayhems biocide.


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Quote: Originally Posted by gupsterg View Post
Worked really well IMO, I don't think I did anything fiddly. I hand tightened, warmed tube with hair dryer for minute or so prior to using fitting on it, I used THKN-3/8-V3. I haven't used any other fittings or tubing, only done 2 WC builds, I would say it's a snug fit, but have nothing to compare it to.

Hey thank you very much, that really helps! I've been really banging my head against walls on fittings and soft tube (mostly because there is really hardly anything I can find except for ZMT) and how to configure the easiest route. I'll probably go for barrow or EK and ZMT, it's just a pita to send them back + shipping fees are like a lot if they don't fit.
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