Originally Posted by t_ski
No mixing going on. I'm wondering if it's a reaction to the Biocide I put in the loop before or something the previous owner used. I should get a silver coil one of these days...
OK, I'll just offer this here.
Distilled water, alone, is a bad coolant. Water can readily accept free ions, whether soluable or not, and moving water generates an electric charge. This means that distilled water will quite often pick up ANYTHING that might be in a loop...coolant additives that have coated the inside of a rad, precipitated there due to cooling effects, or anything else of that sort.
What we need is something to fill the water to the saturation point, some additive, which will not affect cooling properties. Glycol seems to be a common choice, and I'm pretty sure Glycol isn't good for algae, either.
IF hte water was saturated, it woudl notbe able to pick up contaminates. Mind you, you jsut cleaned your loop out, too. If I was you, I'd swap out coolant, put in fresh water, run for a coupel fo days, then drain agian. repeat if needed.
Thoughts on that?
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