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Old August 29, 2008, 10:15 PM
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Old August 30, 2008, 04:04 AM
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You are the most audacious computer modder I know! Keep it up and I cannot wait! :D
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Old August 31, 2008, 02:19 PM
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Hehe......Thx !



While I'm doing computer work now , 'computer modder' is probably misleading....I'm more of a ....um....'Mad Fabricator ' ? heheh , computer cooling is just where I am directing my energy now.I simply enjoy technical challenges , and the act of 'building things'.That's the best way to describe it.

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Two down , two to go.The 'front' borofloat plate is in.

Here's the bottom after the second set of four silicone blobs have cured , with the spacers out ;



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Front cleaned , spacers installed ;



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Borofloat front with handles installed after cleaning , RTV157 applied to seam edge ;



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Setup for cure....



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Once all 4 pieces of glass are in with the primary seams , all of the seams will get a beveled topcoat of the RTV.

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Old August 31, 2008, 02:43 PM
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Slowly, but surely. Keep up the good work.

Now, RTV application 101: a bevel edge is not what you want. Actually, the end result should look like this:



The right angle are the panes of glass, while the radius is the RTV contour. That is an aerospace application. Speaking of which, how's the 157?
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Old August 31, 2008, 02:57 PM
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Ahh yes , sorry , 'reverse bevel' is what I was after ,exactly as you describe.

Edit:bevel is the wrong term.I guess 'convex' is the correct term.

'Xact same as welding .

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The RTV157 is really nice to work with .It seems quite a bit smoother than GE silicone II during application.
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BrainEater you do realise you have to set some world record OCs with this monster!...I'm assuming it won't be too difficult to change out the components lol:P
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Ahh yes , sorry , 'reverse bevel' is what I was after ,exactly as you describe.

Edit:bevel is the wrong term.I guess 'convex' is the correct term.
I am not happy with this.

I still can't think of a one word term for that bond type..'Mild-convex-corner-joint ' ?? I know it as a 'fillet-weld' from welding....anyways I digress.

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3 down , 1 to go.

The 1st of the side panels of the borosilicate glass inner liner is in.Here's the pane cleaned, sizers installed , edge RTV157 on.....



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In like Flynn :



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At this point , I'd like some opinions.If you look at the above photo......
See the gaps ? they exist at the back, and the top.

Now , the 'seam' ( the joint between the two glass layers ) will be RTV157 , however , there is space there that I'll need to insulate as best as I can.( I designed it this way ) ......My original idea was to just fill those areas with silicone , but it's time to give this serious thought.It needs to be as 'insulating' as possible.

Any insights ?

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3.0Charlie : I've noticed something else about the RTV157.It bonds to glass waaaaay better than GE silicone II....Cleaning the (cured) GE silicone II off of glass is no problem , guick rub it's gone , however , RTV157 is on there and doesnt like to come off.

Cheers !


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I got the first half of the main coolant line fittings today.

I managed to get the " 7/8 inch flare union (male) to 3/4" NPT (male)" fittings today , for a good deal of $17 each.My 'short-rod-nut' females will be here next week.

Here's a preview shot (preliminary) of the main cooling input/output of the tank :



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I'll be getting the actual plumbing underway very quickly.


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Maddness i say Just madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Evil laff :)
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Stop trying to find the perfect wording Ross... convex silicone application is quite correct. A fillet seal is another description.

You'll like the 157 - remember, it ain't your normal stuff... it's Aerospace grade material.

For the gap, could you use a silicone string, with a bigger diameter than the gap? And bond it in place with small silicone dabs.
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Yes , the RTV157 is far superior from what I've seen so far.

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I'm actually throwing around the idea of some sort of 'mesh' or 'honeycomb' to help with an air gap , on the areas without double glass.....

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