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Whats in heat pipes?? can u make a heat pipe??

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December 7, 2009 10:25:41 PM

is it water, antifreeze, or oil ???? and if it one of those can't u just make one 4 costume uses ????

Thanks 4 help n any info/links u can give !! :hello:  :) 
a b K Overclocking
December 7, 2009 10:56:05 PM

That's a good question and I do not have an answer because manufacturers do not publish that information. That question came up a couple of years ago and things got kind of crazy. There was all sorts of speculation but no hard reliable information.
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a b K Overclocking
December 7, 2009 11:13:24 PM

Heat pipes can contain pure water, sodium,silver, ammonia, butane/hexane, acetone, or other fluid. The fluid used is dependant on what temerature range the heat pipe will be used for.
These books:
http://www.amazon.com/Heat-Pipes-Fifth-Theory-Applicati...

http://www.amazon.com/Desig-Technology-Pipes-Cooling-Ex...
offers pretty much all the info needed on heat pipes. If you are a collage student, you can usually find these at your library. There is a LOT of understanding needed to make a heat pipe.

You CAN'T make heat pipes unless you can create a vacuum before filling the fluid. HOWEVER, you CAN buy some heat pipes here:
http://www.enertron-inc.com/heatpipe.asp
I bought 3mm x 300mm Copper heat pipe from them for a Science Fair project my Freshmen year in high school.
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December 7, 2009 11:30:50 PM

do any heat pipes have flexible pipes on then ????
pipes u can move so u can get a better case fit or go around some thing in the way??

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler CWCH50-1 some thing like this cooler
but w/heat pipes in stead of water block n pump ????

THANKS for all the help ever one !! :hello:  :) 
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a b K Overclocking
December 7, 2009 11:45:48 PM

???? Flexible pipes? Explain. Imo, you need to do a LOT more research.
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a b K Overclocking
December 8, 2009 2:00:18 AM

Well....i guess if you wanted to, you could use a copper suction line for a phase change system. But they would add up fast.

I agree, you need to do alot more re-search.

Heatpipes come in 3 different types aswell.

1. The cheapest to produce is the regular copper pipe.

2. The next "tier" of heatpipe would be with a copper braid lining the inside of the pipe to increase surface area.

3. The best heatpipes are built using kind of a powder. Very hard to explain with words, this picture will do a much better job.

To make a heatpipe yourself you would need a vauum pump and some schrader valves. Wich would add up to about $200.

Not to mention if your using a copper flex line, each line will be $20+


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a b K Overclocking
May 17, 2010 10:46:05 PM

Hey guys,
why cant you heat the pipe to expel any air and put the solvent into the copper pipes and heat the pipe until it expands?
isnt that effectively a vacuum created by heat?

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&oi=video_re...
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a b K Overclocking
September 9, 2010 10:38:52 PM

DO NOT BRING UP DEAD THREADS
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a b K Overclocking
September 9, 2010 10:56:37 PM

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