Mold in water cooler lines

By Butterball
Mar 15, 2002
  1. Molding water cooler

    as i was unpluging my computer to goto the last lan party i noticed a ugly buildup of green sluge in my tubing. i know this is mold and am not sure what to do about it i was thinking maybe run some very diluted bleack (1:50) what do you guy (and/or gals) think?
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    What are you using as a liquid?
    Some bleach should do fine. Take the water pipes out before you do it (obviously :rolleyes: )
  3. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

  4. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    A small amount of Anti-Freeze or an algeside from a pet shop for fish tanks should do the trick too. You dont need but a few drops.

    Good luck
  5. Butterball

    Butterball TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    i think that would work, was going to use anti-freeze H20 mix from the start but it would void the warrity onmy system but oh well the mold is worst than losing the warrinty
  6. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    what sort of anti-freeze mix?
    Anti-freeze has the small problem that it decreases the heat transfer property of water....
    So if you want to use it, make sure it's a small dozeage...

    The bleech is a better bett, and since it's a closed loop system, it shouldn't be a problem... (small doze here too)

    Your best bet is the algea killer from a pet store... It'll do wonders without doing anything wrong with your system...

  7. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

    Oh Lord, they read but they do not comprehend!

    • Obviously, the manufacturer does not recommend anti-freeze.
      Don't Use It!
    • Check their website or email tech support.
    • why ask for suggestions & then intend to void your warrant?
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