So.... Long story short. I knew the TEC block was due for a GOOD cleaning. Opened her up and well.... look up again and wince for me.
YES... THIS IS A RESULT OF NON distilled water being used... NO I did not intentionally use non distilled water.
Might be the start of the Distilled water conspiracy theory however... Tap water used in distilled water jugs....
Copper components are salvageable... the aluminum lid on the other hand.... GOOD merciful computer cooling gods!!!!
I know a decent machine shop whom SHOULD be able to remake me an aluminum lid at some unknown price.
Plan "B" (The more likely, don't ask why it's the runner up)
Lap the contact face, have the above mention machine shop machine out the ugly.
Some loving soul out there takes pity on me and offers a solution or better yet OWNs another block and would love to send it my way. If the User "Braineater" happens to see this; I know your soul is bright and shinny cause you sent me a replacement pump back in the day out of the goodness of your heart.... bless you sir.
Find another used TEC block and buy it... OR OR... Try and modify that fancy EK-QuantumX Delta TEC block... bit expensive but damn cool.
I do a regular ole getting kinda boring... water cooling block.................................................don't let this happen.
On the plus side.... I did get the board coated with conformal. Kinda a win.
So... yea... Plan "C".... Anyone?
Just thought of Plan "F"
Wonder.... maybe I can rig up a standard waterblock over the peltier instead....
Spent a bunch of work hours humming over this. Decided to attempt to make a "Repair" and keep this baby alive
Started by sandblasting the aluminum block clean.
Then applied good ole JB Weld!!
Lapped the face, made sure I had clearance... and Bingo.
Cut a new gasket, reassembled for a leak test. NO LEAKS, good to go.
Then further tragedy occurred...
Cracks on the ceramic, and a conductor snapped off.... DUN DUN DUHHHH
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