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Old April 21, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Default How to store water coolinng parts - radiators, enclosed loops, etc.

Likely a newbie question but anyone know the best way of storing water cooling equipment, specifically radiators or enclosed kits like CoolIT Freezone Boreas loops.

Should rads be stored dry or with a short end to end loop filled with algae fighting coolant? If filled, completely filled or what capacity percent?

Enclosed loops like the Freezone / Boreas, should they be drained? Left alone, topped up?

Got a bunch of stuff that I probably wont get around to work with from a few months to a year or longer.

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Old April 21, 2011, 08:59 AM
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1. Drain them.
2. Clean them. Hook up to tap and do a good wash.
3. Rinse them out w/ distilled or RO water.
4. Profit.

No need to do anything else.
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Old April 21, 2011, 09:16 AM
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1. Drain them.
2. Clean them. Hook up to tap and do a good wash.
3. Rinse them out w/ distilled or RO water.
4. Profit.

No need to do anything else.
Thanks for the advice, seems obvious but wanted to make sure. Glad the CoolIT Freezone and Boreas have fill / drain valve!

** Regarding #2, when you say "Clean" do you mean by thoroughly flushing with tap or with a cleaning additive / soap (recommendations?).

Profit? Best way to save money is stay away from forums like HWC. HWC should have an opt out of BST / Build log threads
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Old April 21, 2011, 09:48 AM
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You can use a mild dish soap w/o any issues. Just make sure you rinse it all out afterward.
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