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Thread: My WC project




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    I was curious, as I have a bit of a "plumbing" issue, and I'll ask it here as it seems I have all the watercooling dudes in one place. To fit my pump into this tiny case, and to fix the fact that they shipped the pump with 1/2" rather than 3/8" fittings, I have to use 90 degree elbows. The threads on my pump are 1/2"MPT, so I'll be using a 1/2" MPT to 3/8" FPT nylon adapter to a 90 degree 3/8" MPT to 3/8" John Guest quick connector (All the plumbers nod your heads). These are not swivel fittings unfortunately, so to get the angles I need the tubing to exit my pump, it was suggested (by my local Ace Hardware) I use Teflon paste to put it together with. If this creates a good enough seal, I can angle the 90 in whatever direction I want, rather than being stuck with wherever it ends up when the threads bottom out. This paste is used in household plumbing with pressures exceeding 40 PSI...you think it would be an adequate and reliable seal?:cheers:
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    as long as its paste and not tape its OK.
    the stuff I have is automotive, and its holding up just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    as long as its paste and not tape its OK.
    the stuff I have is automotive, and its holding up just fine.
    OK then, I'll give it a try. Since it's a paste I can remove it and try something else if it doesn't hold up during testing. I'd hate to bork a brand new pump with permanent adhesive...:eek: :cheers:
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    i think it could be taken off, but it hardens. Unlike the stuff i use

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    Q: What is Shazza mean?

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    good news: 24hr leak test passed w.o leaks !:D :thumb:
    now to play with the new block and mount it in a system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaemonLee
    Q: What is Shazza mean?
    The line was taken from a beer commercial here in Australia. The term 'Shazza' is a name. Shazza can mean a few names, including but not limited to:
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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    good news: 24hr leak test passed w.o leaks !:D :thumb:
    now to play with the new block and mount it in a system.
    Sounds good, keep us updated :)

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    OK Swiftech block mounted! no leaks so far. :thumb:
    Also been playing with my eheim 1250. It had broken inlet barb plate and impeller is missing one prop? and one is cracked :(
    But with some good glue the barb portion is fixed. Ran it with the bad impeller, and I was amazed that it actually worked.
    Although it didnt have a lot of power, but still pumped water fine, and was able to deal with some airbubles, so Im hoping its gonna do OK.
    Looking at impellers and they are pretty expensive. $22 is the cheapest I found :(
    Even with bad impeller its still better than VIA Aqua :D
    Will post some more pics once i get the digicam out of the shop

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    Glad to hear you're making good progress Kane. :thumb: Bummer about the pump though. Seems like just getting a replacement may be the way to go rather than spending all that dough for parts, and still having a rebuilt pump. I plugged my Hydor pump in today, and was amazed at how quiet it is! :wow: It's quieter than any fan I've ever heard. : peace2: :cheers:
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    How much does the average WC System run for?

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