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Unread 01-19-2006, 02:14 AM   #76
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I just finished this acrylic reservoir for a custom case I'm machining for a very patient client. The outer diameter is 6 inches.

The 1/2" NPT threaded plugs were made using a manual lathe and the hemispheres were ordered from an R/C hobby site.
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Unread 02-14-2006, 09:46 AM   #77
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combo pompe-restank. the pomp needs some moding resollting to endless working one.
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Unread 02-25-2006, 04:25 PM   #78
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what pump is that?
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Unread 02-28-2006, 10:34 PM   #79
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italiano spagetii magna drive (loundry machine). without moding it's garbage. 2m. head and cheapy.

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Unread 04-19-2006, 02:25 PM   #80
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What would be great is some instructions on creating your own resevoir. Currently getting together/building the parts for my own watercooling system and could use some info on the resevoir. Especially things like measurements for the 5-3/4" bay res =\ I've got some acrylic glass here in 1/4" thickness and I'm looking to build one but do not know where to start~
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Unread 04-19-2006, 06:31 PM   #81
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What would be great is some instructions on creating your own resevoir. Currently getting together/building the parts for my own watercooling system and could use some info on the resevoir. Especially things like measurements for the 5-3/4" bay res =\ I've got some acrylic glass here in 1/4" thickness and I'm looking to build one but do not know where to start~
acrylic is both a great material and a pita material. for the best possible look and quality, it should be laser cut and should be glued with a glue containing methylene chloride. I use something called IPS "weld-on 3". it actually chemically bonds the acrylic together and makes it like one solid piece.
if you don't or can't laser cut, use the largest saw blade possible - as this will give you the straightest cut. weld-on won't work well unless the edges are very true and straight
finally, don't use fittings that use pipe thread as they have a tendency to crack acrylic
you want a fitting with a rubber washer and a flange - get thread specs elsewhere on the forum

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ps don't use silicon to seal anything as silicon is NOT designed for full immersion and WILL leak after prolonged exposure
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Unread 05-12-2006, 03:27 AM   #82
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Built a new res for my new system
Made form 1.5" copper pipe
a rubber plug with the center bored out allows for the pump to be connected directly
due to difficulties drain previous systems, i added a petcock in the elbow

some pics...

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Unread 05-12-2006, 04:46 PM   #83
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Hmm I noticed that the barbs of choice use 1/2" npt... The tap for that would cost me 90$+ and I don't have access through a friend :X

Is there a method I could use to fit some 1/2"npt barbs into acrylic without that tap? What diameter could/should I drill to possibly let the fittings tap themselves slightly with some epoxy to seal?
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Unread 05-13-2006, 02:32 AM   #84
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Hmm I noticed that the barbs of choice use 1/2" npt... The tap for that would cost me 90$+ and I don't have access through a friend :X

Is there a method I could use to fit some 1/2"npt barbs into acrylic without that tap? What diameter could/should I drill to possibly let the fittings tap themselves slightly with some epoxy to seal?
you should check ace hardware
i bought a 1/2" - 14 NPT pipe tap for under $30 - i think it was $15
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I'll sell you mine for $30+ shipping if you want

otherwise use a drill bit least 45/64" in diameter

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Cheap, super custom, and works great!!





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Unread 06-17-2007, 03:12 AM   #86
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whoa, cool, what kind of fans are those?
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Unread 07-27-2007, 12:53 PM   #87
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Unread 07-29-2007, 05:03 PM   #88
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French is good! Nice looking reservoir, sir. However, at first glance, it did look like a particularly glossy pair of green pants.
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Unread 08-02-2007, 12:00 PM   #89
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pierreg60, where did you get that reservior? Me wants one
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Unread 08-05-2007, 01:04 AM   #90
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still needs a LOT of work. My first watercooling system and resevoir. Also, im only 15
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=265993
more pics here
while i wait for pic to upload...
Will be buffing this. I was just checkign for leaks here. Go easy on me guys! (need to take off tape)

ill post pics once finished 100%

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Unread 08-05-2007, 04:41 AM   #91
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pierreg60, where did you get that reservior? Me wants one
He made it...
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Unread 11-21-2007, 01:55 PM   #92
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Reservoir made out of 2-1/2" PVC Rod using a machine lathe and a manual knee mill.


The bottom ports connect to each other and not to the inside of the reservoir.
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