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hey there, gents.

i have a question i'm hoping you can help me out with. is it possible to have one tube serve as both the drain *and* fill port?

H2gO case

Bitspower 5.25" Bay Reservoir in top slot

DD Delrin Fillport

so my thought is to have one tube running from one of the lowest ports in the res with a 45 degree rotary, capped off with the fillport.

for draining i'd just angle the tube downward and drain out of the case, and for filling it'd angle the tube upward.

would this work, or is there something i'm not considering?

thanks!
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post #2 of 10
in a word:
yes

for example, my VGA loop uses the same line for fill and drain.
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post #3 of 10
To work as a drain, it will need to be at the lowest point of your loop. You could always just flip the case over when it's time to drain the system.
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by asg View Post
To work as a drain, it will need to be at the lowest point of your loop. You could always just flip the case over when it's time to drain the system.
the only thing lower than the res will be the pump. will that pose a problem?
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post #5 of 10
how much further down?

you could always unmount the pump or tilt the case.
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post #6 of 10
Sounds like you need a t fitting if you want it to be used as a fill/drain port.
post #7 of 10
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the pump isn't much further down. it'll be resting a the bottom of the case, and the res will be in the top 5.25" bay.

how would a T fitting help me achieve what i'm looking for? i'm a bit lost as to fluid dynamics.

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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by DigitalMonkey View Post
Sounds like you need a t fitting if you want it to be used as a fill/drain port.
the res has like 5 holes in the back. he's gonna run a fill/drain line from one of them.

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Originally Posted by nicodemus View Post
the pump isn't much further down. it'll be resting a the bottom of the case, and the res will be in the top 5.25" bay.

how would a T fitting help me achieve what i'm looking for? i'm a bit lost as to fluid dynamics.

thanks!
well, you'd get some liquid building up there when you drain
you'd need to disconnect something in order to get the fluid out... that or start rotating your case like a circus performer.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Firestorm252 View Post
the res has like 5 holes in the back. he's gonna run a fill/drain line from one of them.
With a t fitting, he doesn't need a res. But if he already purchased the res, then thats a different story.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Firestorm252 View Post
the res has like 5 holes in the back. he's gonna run a fill/drain line from one of them.

edit-----------


well, you'd get some liquid building up there when you drain
you'd need to disconnect something in order to get the fluid out... that or start rotating your case like a circus performer.
hmm, ok, i think i see what you're saying.

so what do you suggest then, a t fitting after the pump and run a separate drain line off of that?

is there any way i can do one fill/drain port? unmounting the pump might work, like you suggested. so that way i'd bring it up to about equal with res so it will drain, right?

nothing has been bought yet, i'm still in the planning stages.

thanks!
Edited by nicodemus - 5/29/11 at 1:10pm
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