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is my pump broken?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by daven1986, 13 May 2006.

  1. daven1986

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    when tightening the right barb, the plastic casing suddenly cracked slightly, so i undid the barb a little but now have a slight crack. it appears to be only hairline you can see it a bit in the picture. i will leak test this, but do you guys think it'll pass? the crack has reached the outside, but i dont think it has penetrated the inside.

    thanks
    daven

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  2. cypriobrit

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    I cant see anything in that pic m8. :( Even if there is a crack a bit of epoxy on the outside should seal it again.
     
  3. daven1986

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    thanks, can i use silicon sealant?
     
  4. iraiguana

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    silicon to make it water tight but some epoxy will hold it together.
     
  5. daven1986

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    ok it does leak a bit around the barb, and also around the seal between the top and the base, water doesn't drip out of the seal it just stays there and reappears when i wipe it away, the barb also drips a little, but not while the pump is in operation.

    can i use bathroom sealant around everything?

    thanks

    daven
     
  6. ted34

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    Use some ptfe tape if your not already. Bathroom sealant is waterproof so will be fine
     
  7. daven1986

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    bah now have to wait 48 hours for it to cure, tomorrow night i turn it on - no leaks yet even though it is full of water so it is looking hopeful!

    daven
     
  8. daven1986

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    ah crap, it appears that it still leaks, so it is well and truly busted. so i just went and ordered a liang dcc.

    thanks for your help
    *is very angry*
    daven