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Best way to set up a drain valve?

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Ok, so I'm going through some final designs for my build and I want to incorporate a drain. It will be on the floor of the PC and I have a Danger Den Fill/Drain port I will be installing.

Should I have something like a T-Line with a couple of ball valves? And should I put it directly after the pump, the res, or after the last part of the loop before the return to reservoir?
post #2 of 7
Best place to put a drain is in the lowest part of the loop. Gravity will do the rest. Remember a drain will remove only 70% of the liquid. Also a t joint, or one of the bitspower Q or T fittings, then some tube with a drain or fill port will be enough.
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Ok, that's kind of what I figured... Would you suggest running the loop at first while draining or should I just let gravity do it's thing?
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Ok, that's kind of what I figured... Would you suggest running the loop at first while draining or should I just let gravity do it's thing?

Just open the opening of the res and then open the drain plug..and watch the magic flow...air goes in the res and pushes the water out the drain smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Havoknova;13356296 
Just open the opening of the res and then open the drain plug..and watch the magic flow...air goes in the res and pushes the water out the drain smile.gif

Awesome. Thanks for the info. +Rep to you too. smile.gif
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I have 2 qdc and I just take off one and blow into it with my mouth and all the water flows out the other end into my bucket. Cheap and effective.
 
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I'm planning on doing Joining's blowing method too, but with a twist. I'll have two sets of qdc's. With two extra tubes that flow into a bucket so I can cycle a cleaning solution (distilled water with a little distilled vinegar) for a few hours after draining. Then flush it with distilled water thoroughly, then fill it with distilled water.

With the tube connected close to the pump placed in the bucket, you suck through the other tube to prime the pump.

So it's kinda the opposite of [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXOAc5yt218"]Spaceballs[/ame]. I'm going from blow to suck.
    
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