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    Default Crystal CuSO4

    Has anyone actually been able to get their hands on some to use it? I have some here and was just wondering if anyone has added it with success. I dont really want to add too much anhydrous Copper Sulfate to my loop and end up screwing my parts over lol Any ideas, experience, or suggestions?

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    Default Re: Crystal CuSO4

    If you do a Google search on this, it's Copper Sulfate Crystals, which you can grow yourself , or buy on Amazon in powder or crystal form for $5.98 a pound, but I can't find anything to do with it being used as a thermal compound

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    Default Re: Crystal CuSO4

    When you consider that just a drop or two of pt nuke, either sort, is all that is needed, I guess it is going to be hard to figure just what concentration is going to be needed.

    Try to find what concentration is recommended for pt then try to do a comparison with what you have.... Then take a punt

    EDIT: From Petra's.....

    Instructions & Ingredients:

    Use: Add either 1 drop per liter of coolant (~0.57ppm Copper) or 2 drops per liter of coolant (~1.14ppm Copper)
    Active Ingredient: Copper(II) sulfate pentahydrate 4.1%

    Warning: This product contains Copper sulfate. DO NOT INGEST! AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES AND SKIN! KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS!

    • If ingested, do not induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink and seek medical attention.

    • If contact with skin occurs, rinse with plenty of water. Seek medical attention if pain or irritation persists.

    • AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES! If contact with eyes occurs, thoroughly rinse eyes under tepid running water for at least 15 minutes. If sensitivity to light, irritation, pain, or swelling persists, seek medical attention immediately.


    If you do this it will be for the fun and the experimentation because PT Nuke is not an expensive buy.
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    Default Re: Crystal CuSO4

    Mike, why buy from Petras, when you can by a pound from Amazon for under $6.00 . This way you have plenty to mess around with, but lets be honest, if this was one of the best for cooling, we would have heard a lot more about it.

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    Default Re: Crystal CuSO4

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Mike, why buy from Petras, when you can by a pound from Amazon for under $6.00 . This way you have plenty to mess around with, but lets be honest, if this was one of the best for cooling, we would have heard a lot more about it.
    Well, ptnuke is diluted copper sulfate, and I have access to a couple pounds of it for free. I figured why spend money on ptnuke when I can just get undiluted copper sulfate for free lol the biggest problem I have is I have a test tube of it. Actually, the instructions Grumpydaddy gave help a lot, thanks! Anhydrous copper sulfate is CuSO4 -4H2O. Knowing the ppm is really helpful, I can do the chemistry, just I had no clue what ppm to look for. It really is the same as ptnuke just is the exact same as ptnuke, just its the pure form, not the diluted form.

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    Now that I think about it, due to ptnuke being copper sulfate, it is potentially hazardous to use anything with iron in your loop... I doubt there would be anything, and there is such a small amount of CuSO4 that it wouldnt do damage really, but it would create FeSO4 which is not a biocide, so you would end up negating the point of ptnuke and to be able to use it safely again you would have to drain and refill your system, or add a kill coil.

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    Default Re: Crystal CuSO4

    Best not put it in your car then

    Most all components for wc loops are copper with a few that are also nickel plated. At the cheap end of the market you might find alu too so unless you are using a big a$$ steel circulating pump I reckon you are good

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    Default Re: Crystal CuSO4

    Steel shouldnt do it. Just pure iron, but yeah, using it in your car would be less than productive lol

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