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Re: Water Cooling
On Sun, 13 Feb 2000 14:02:36 -0800, you wrote:
>One thing to think about is building a coolant plumbing system to
>the same specs as your home's water supply plumbing. There is a
>reason they don't plumb houses is vinyl tubing and plastic barbed
>hose fittings, they leak, or will leak. Building codes call for
>metallic tubing (copper) or pipe (iron) clamped to supports
>at intervals and catch basins or pans
>with drains led to the outside under anything that can leak (like a
>hot water heater)
We have just had a new heating system put in: plastic.
Advantages; easier to fit into an existing house.
No hidden joints to leak where you can't get at them.
Our neighbours with a copper system are on their second
or third major leak caused by freezing of inaccessible
parts of the system popping copper couplings.
But it isn't plastic barbed fittings and hose clamps.
There are some very nice fittings around now so long
as you want regular house plumbing sizes. Our needs are
probably for something smaller?
Andrew Bennett, Avondale Vineyard, Nova Scotia, Canada.