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Unread 02-10-2010, 08:07 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is this the right copper for a waterblock?

Both of those are copper "sheet" which is to thin for a waterblock (0.064" and 0.051").

If the copper is to thin it won't be able to transfer enough heat to the tubes.

You need copper "plate" about 4mm (0.157") or 1/8" (0.125").

People prefer the oxygen free copper, but for your purposes I don't think it will matter.

I imagine you want to do something like the attached.
Use sliver solder as it will conduct heat better than lead/tin solder.
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