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Does anybody know of an easy way to clean the inside of the 1/2" tubing? Any chemicals that will remove buildup?
 

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I would say go old-school and use DAWN dishwashing liquid and a little Clorox...If it can take grease off of plastic...it'll work...just let it soak
 

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^^^^ I agree as this was the method I used with my old watercooling setup. Actually pinched the good wifes Hydrogen Peroxide hair bleach solution which is about 20%vol concerntration and added it to water in a 8:1 mix.

note: rinse well several times as it has a dramatic effect on copper.
 

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so some bleach and peroxide....cool. Thanks guys.
Now i'm off to the store for some chemicals...
 

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Originally Posted by busa

so some bleach and peroxide....cool. Thanks guys.
Now i'm off to the store for some chemicals...


You might not want to mix the two. I'm not sure there would be a problem, but just to be safe...
 

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Originally Posted by fstfrddy

another option would be to get an aquarium tubing brush and tie some fishing line to the handle and a sinker to the other end and pull the brush through the tubing.


That sounds like a great idea to me, because brushing would allow you to use much milder chemicals, and make the whole thing go faster.
 
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I cut up an old sock and tired it to some wire. Then I passed the wire through the tubing, and pulled the sock through. After a few passes, tube was crystal clear.

Bingo!
 

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hydroflouric acid works wonders!!!!

LOL j/k dont do that...well you probably couldnt even get your hands on some anyways...
 

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Originally Posted by busa

so some bleach and peroxide....cool. Thanks guys.
Now i'm off to the store for some chemicals...


Make sure peroxide isnt very acidic, otherwize it WILL result in a chemical explosion! I know Bleach is a base, but be sure to make sure peroxide is not very acidic. For the post above, isnt it hydrochloric acid?
 

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Make sure peroxide isnt very acidic, otherwize it WILL result in a chemical explosion! I know Bleach is a base, but be sure to make sure peroxide is not very acidic. For the post above, isnt it hydrochloric acid?

doesnt a base+acid just neutralize each other!?
 

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doesnt a base+acid just neutralize each other!?

As Paul knows, I know little about chemistry.


From my limited knowledge, I believe base+acid may indeed neutralize each other, it's just that "neutralization" may involve explosions, poisonous gasses, etc.

For example, mixing chlorine (bleach) and ammonia is supposed to be a *very* bad idea. Poisonous gasses, I believe.
 

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As Paul knows, I know little about chemistry.


From my limited knowledge, I believe base+acid may indeed neutralize each other, it's just that "neutralization" may involve explosions, poisonous gasses, etc.

For example, mixing chlorine (bleach) and ammonia is supposed to be a *very* bad idea. Poisonous gasses, I believe.


ya but bleach and ammonia are both bases i think, they arent an acid and base....
 

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doesnt a base+acid just neutralize each other!?

If they are weak (greater than 1.5 or lesser than 12.5) otherwise yes, they will neutralize after a chemical explosion.
 
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