Using drano to clean my tubes :lol:

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by Smoke87, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Smoke87

    Smoke87 Member

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    :lol:

    I have some kind of residue on the inside of my tubes, it may be algae, it may be muck. But I want to avoid having to buy new tubes :( And I don't care what they look like I just want it to be clean and not grow into something tha tmay cause a clog.

    So I'm thinking running drano through the system a few times then flushing it with litres of mineral water will be ok?
     
  2. Kaine[zof]

    Kaine[zof] Member

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    You'll want to make sure the Drano isn't going to melt your tubing or anything. It could react badly. What kind of tubing do you have?
     
  3. Frag_Lord

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    Rag or something on a pipe cleaner :)
     
  4. n3wbi379

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    I would just buy new tubes mate, thats wat i do.
    You dont want to damage ur tubes in any way.
    Upto u tho. :thumbup:
     
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    Smoke87

    Smoke87 Member

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    Actually....I think i will take your advice and get the new tubes.
     
  6. n3wbi379

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    Good call...
    Nothing better then new tubes in ur system :D
     
  7. Terminatus

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    try the drano first, just for schnitzengiggles.
     
  8. stuii

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    I'd be more worried about your pump if your plannign to just run your loop to clean it... also you never know what particulate shit will be 'uncaked' and move to clog up some spot worse than where it was...
     
  9. petercr

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    Given that any build-up is likely to be some sort of carbonate, a good rinse with hot water and vinegar should help before trying the 'stronger' stuff...
     
  10. Fischbitz

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    Why not try something a little less caustic like Eno's or sodium bicarbonate.

    Cheers :D
     
  11. mshagg

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    Agreed... drain cleaner is a bit harsh!! Prob get a cpl of metres of tubing for the price of a tin of draino anyways.

    But have an experiment with the stuff you pull out?
     
  12. cdtoaster

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    has anyone ever tried pool water? like leave it in overnight then wash it off. that has a variety of chemicals but its pretty mild
     
  13. OhFoRkMe

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    Im just hoping you are not female..
     
  14. n3wbi379

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    ROFL ROFL :D
     

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