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Good idea for catching water in case of a leak

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me and my bro were discussing ways to catch the water from a 2X5.25 res if it springs a leak. We discussed making a tray out of sheet metal thats sealed, and then installing it into the case under the res. Do you guys think this is a good idea?
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Are you expecting it to leak?
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There can be leaks from anywhere. It's not only the res. Every connection can have a leak so the ray would be somewhat of a wasted effort. Just keep paper towels under every connection.
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post #4 of 7
TBH If you take care to make sure everything is tightened beforehand, you don't get leaks.

I'm quite a fan of what grandestfail said though, paper towels are very useful for sucking up moisture.

Personally I use Scott shop towels. They soak up a lot.
    
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Are you expecting it to leak?
Nope, its just a just in case kind of deal, like insurance per say.
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post #6 of 7
Leaks don't tend to just happen and you're only proecting 2 connections with that strategy.

I would recommend instead making a note of the water level in your res and watching that.

If it starts to decrease you probably have a leak. Not a catastrophic leak, but maybe a drip every hour or so where a twisted pipe is torquing the connector... Which might slowly get worse.

If a leak is going to happen, that's the way it would.
    
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Leaks don't have often, if they do, it's usually user error. I admit I've been concerned about leaks before, but I've been running a WCed rig for about a year now and I've had no problems. I'm replacing the tubing soon.
    
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