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I'm gonna go on vacation for a month, and I'm running Distilled+Aquacomputer blue protect. I'm gonna drain it, fill it up with distilled only, let it run for a couple of hours and drain again and leave it empty (also saves me some trouble of re-draining after vacation since I'll be adding some rad! ME LIKE)
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post #12 of 23
I'd drain it unless I could get someone to come over once a week to start it up and let it run for a hour or so.
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post #13 of 23
After adding the Rad, If i'd were you, I would fill the loop with 1/3 vinegar, 2/3 distilled water and let in run for 15 minutes, then drain, refill with distilled water,run for 15 minutes, drain again, and the loop is clean from anything
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post #14 of 23
Eh, in my opinion i'd just leave it. Been watercooling for a number of years and my PC has been through longer periods of inactivity and it was fine.

I run a mix of automotive antifreeze and distilled as well.

Personally i'd see no harm in leaving it. In fact i'd do so without question.
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Since I never made a drain plug / stop plug, I would rather not drain it.

Actually, I'm not sure how to make a stop plug to drain
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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by Blostorm View Post
Since I never made a drain plug / stop plug, I would rather not drain it.

Actually, I'm not sure how to make a stop plug to drain
one of these with the fittings at the lowest point in your loop
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/enmablg1tbl.html
one of these in the end of the spare tube end
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/enbnmablstfi.html
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post #17 of 23
get someone to baby sit your computer say like someone come around say once a fortnight to just turn your computers on leave them for an hour or two then turn them off and then come back in another fortnight
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one of these with the fittings at the lowest point in your loop
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/enmablg1tbl.html
one of these in the end of the spare tube end
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/enbnmablstfi.html
I know but at the lowest point there is a rad. How should I set it up ?

It looks like: -|- (top and both sides). Use both sides for the tube going to the radiator and use the top, add a fitting, put a tube and use the stop plug thing ?
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post #19 of 23
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I'd say drain them, especially if you got die. All that die sitting in your blocks will screw them up. If you only have distilled, the presence of the water wouldn't do anything but there might be a leak and even a small one could do a lot of damage in 2 months.
Even if it did leak, which would be almost impossible if it hasn't already. Nothing would happen because the system would be off and the water would have evaporated before he got home.

On topic.

If it was me I would just drain it, it takes 5 min.
    
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I know but at the lowest point there is a rad. How should I set it up ?

It looks like: -|- (top and both sides). Use both sides for the tube going to the radiator and use the top, add a fitting, put a tube and use the stop plug thing ?
that would work I would of thought, though you would leave water in the rad but once the rest of loop drained you could tip case so rad is towards drain
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