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Cooling bad smell

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by f U z ! o N, 25 Nov 2004.

  1. f U z ! o N

    f U z ! o N What's a Dremel?

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    i dissasembled my watercooling for a bit and came back to air cooling till i get my new case finished. well, after some complaints about my room smelling funny i decided to investigate. my swiftech hydrx coolant was a year old. when i was emptying it into the bathtub my brother complained that it smelled very bad. my mom said thats what my room smelled like. so im assuming, the "coolant" went bad and began to reek? ive finally gotten the smell out but i will never use that stuff again. thankfully, ive gotten a bottle of fluid xp+. kind of a useless post but i thought it was interesting. what do you think may have caused the liquid to "smell"?
     
  2. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    dunno, but out of the bottle my hydrx smelled like crap. actually more like some sort of strange rotten food. hard to put my finger on it but really nasty in any case. I think it might just naturally smell that way and you didn't notice when filling the system.
     
  3. f U z ! o N

    f U z ! o N What's a Dremel?

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    yeah its never going back in. it litterally stunk up my entire room. not to mention its rather embarassing when family and friends comment on it. ill never be using that crap again. but after going back to air for a bit and a good febreeze fogging its all good now
     
  4. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    It's a relative of ethylene glycol, which we know as antifreeze. It works well, but smells like booty. I know-it's in my carpet after a res tube burst during pressure testing.
     
  5. wingnut

    wingnut Minimodder

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    Wait till you get a whiff of Waterwetter. The stuff smells like a bait shop gone bad. I had it in my system for 1 day and it had to go , but it took almost a week to get the smell out of the house.
     
  6. buchans

    buchans What's a Dremel?

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    one of the reasons to use zerex - no nasty smell
     
  7. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    Any additive smells. You just have to find the least offensive one for your application.
     
  8. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    I use Water Wetter and personally don't think it smells. Perhaps they should introduce best before dates on products that will go off like that.
     
  9. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

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    I don't think it smells either, unless you sniff it right out the bottle. Maybe wingnut got a bottle of something else with a water wetter label on it :)
     
  10. f U z ! o N

    f U z ! o N What's a Dremel?

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    supposedly fluid xp doesn't have a smell!
     
  11. wingnut

    wingnut Minimodder

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    Buchans,
    You're exactly right. No nasty smell with Zerex. I just can't see how anybody can miss the smell of Water Wetter. phew
    Like I said, smells like a dead bait shop.
    I am using Zerex with 3% methanol.
     
  12. wharrad

    wharrad What's a Dremel?

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    You've gotta love that stuff..... makes the morning after smell a touch less like what you thought you wanted to eat the night before
     
  13. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    FluidXP isn't an additive-it's a coolant replacement.

    And most everything has a smell-take it from your friendly neighborhood Seminole.
     
  14. pre

    pre Minimodder

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    Talking of additives what do you lot use for anti-algae growth since HydrX is supposed to be one of the few joint anti-corrosion/growth additives and well I'd rather not have a stinking room when I make the jump.

    I heard copper sulfate crystals are supposed to do the job but does anyone know if that might alter the mix of antifreeze/additives needed for corrosion protection.
     
  15. LoneArchon

    LoneArchon What's a Dremel?

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    I am using Hydrx I haven't notice any large amounts of foul smells. to me it smell like antifreze because thats what it is
     
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