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post #1 of 5 Old 12-18-2012, 09:17 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi friendly people of OC.net,

So i am now planning a drain valve, i got myself the Koolance Threaded Female/Male Quick Disconnects for draining purposes.

Should i get this Y-splitter to create the drain port?
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_346_393_623&products_id=24908

Intention is to connect the Koolance Female quick disconnect to the single end of the Y while my loop will run as per normal on the top 2 ports of the Y splitter. When i want to drain the loop, i will attach a draining tube connected with the Male quick disconnect and plug it in to the female side to drain the system.

How does this sounds? Please help. Thanks
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Need help on this.
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Use a T instead of a Y, and have it at the lowest point in the loop. The rest is just whatever fits and looks how you want it to. I personally do not have experience with QDCs to know if they may drip in the long term (depends on how good their seals are). Most people that do drains, use a T and valve, but a QDC should be fine so long as it doesn't leak.
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doesn't really matter whether you use the y or t fitting. neither will hinder flow. y might let you direct the drain better when space is limited.
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