Colocation in the US.

Warren Kumari warren at
Thu Jan 25 20:56:14 UTC 2007

On Jan 25, 2007, at 12:49 PM, Warren Kumari wrote:

> The main issue with Flourinert is price -- I wanted some to cool a  
> 20W IR laser -- I didn't spend that much time looking before I just  
> decided to switch to distilled water, but I was finding prices like  
> >$300 for a 1 liter bottle ( 
> fluorine.htm). I did find some cheaper "recycled" Fluorinert, but  
> it wasn't *that* much cheaper.
> I don't remember who made them, but the same laser had these really  
> neat plumbing connections

Doh, 10 seconds after hitting send it occurred to me that some sort  
of Internet search thingie might help with this -- looking for  
"liquid disconnect" found them for me -- 
draft-keg-beer/fittings-pid-60600.html  -- even better, it seems that  
after your datacenter shuts down you can reuse the connectors for  
your daft keg! :-)


> -- very similar to the air hose connectors on air compressors  --  
> there is a nipple that snaps into a female connector. The nipple  
> pushes in a pin when it snaps in and allows the liquid to start  
> flowing. When you disconnect the connector the liquid flow shuts  
> off and you get maybe half a teaspoon of leakage.
> W
> P.S: Sorry if I tripped anyones HR policies for NSFW content :-)
> On Jan 25, 2007, at 12:01 PM, John Curran wrote:
>> At 3:49 PM -0800 1/24/07, Mike Lyon wrote:
>>> I think if someone finds a workable non-conductive cooling fluid  
>>> that
>>> would probably be the best thing. I fear the first time someone is
>>> working near their power outlets and water starts squirting,  
>>> flooding
>>> and electricuting everyone and everything.
>> /John
> -- 
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>     -- Anonymous

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