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Disaster bubble tubes

Discussion in 'Modding' started by dragonthc, 31 Aug 2003.

  1. dragonthc

    dragonthc New Member

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    these are soft vinyl tubes that I bought at lowes hardware. comes in a 10 foot length.
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    the tubes began to cloud after 8 hours of exposure to tap water.

    things went completely wrong when I cut my case entirely wrong. The top of the cut is wider than the tube itself. I still haven't found a replacement bezel for a lian-li pc-70

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    it's a complete disaster even though it id work for a while. :waah:

    behind it is green EL tape.
    see it in action here
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  2. Crashmaster007

    Crashmaster007 New Member

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    that sux...i think i have seen pc-70 bezels but i forget where...
     
  3. FlashPanHunter

    FlashPanHunter New Member

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    Sheesh, that does suck, I think if you contact Lian Li, you can get a new one (for a price). Any way you can get the cuts to work?
     
  4. Pug

    Pug What's a Heatsink?

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    :idea: What if you tidy the cuts up so that the edges are straight and then bond in a coupla long strips of plexi (maybe tinted) in front of the hose.
    No-one will ever know you didn't plan it that way.... except for this thread! :lol:

    Very creative use of EL tape, shame to scrap the idea.
     
  5. dragonthc

    dragonthc New Member

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    the hose

    the problem with the hose is that it clouded. It turned whitish after a few hours of use. Nothing I tried could clear them up either.
    I need to find a new material. I think I should build a box from plexi or lexan.
     
  6. Altron

    Altron Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you could sue better quality tubing like that clearflex stuff a lot of modding stores sell.
     
  7. troyka

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    you should not use tap water, try distilled de iroronised water, should keep the tube clear




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  8. dragonthc

    dragonthc New Member

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    troyka, you're probably right, the water in FL is full of limestone and other hard minerals.

    That would probably do it just fine.
     
  9. knoj

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    What did you use for the bubbles? Is it anything that can run on Molex power?
     
  10. Dazbo666

    Dazbo666 New Member

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    I like the idea of DIY bubble tubes on a case, but that cut really is a disaster if the case is still like that??

    I like Pugs suggestion of the plexi to try to cover it over... :thumb:
     
  11. troyka

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    air.... :D

    sorry couldnt resist..
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  12. knoj

    knoj New Member

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    Ok, yeah... I should have seen that one coming...

    Where did you get the pump for the air? Fish tank? Did you use one or 2 pumps? If you used one pump, did it split evenly?
     
  13. Zoomer

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    if you build a box section in the front part out of plexi you should be able to forget using tubes completly. would look a lot better then a tube aswell.
     

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