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My water is disappearing? Evaporation? Help plz

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I have a pretty big reservoir. Its been pretty hot off and on recently, but I live up north. Some days its getting up to 95 F . I am slowly losing water in my system. I am losing about half a cup of water a week or something.

What is the cause of this? I was feeling below my system for leaks on the ground. I can't feel anything wet on the rug it sits on. 1 time it actually pretty much ran out of water, I heard that sound of the pump getting air. Please give me your analysis and any advice you have. Thanks
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post #2 of 39
Either it's leaking, evaporating, or leeching through the tubing. Is your loop sealed with an O-ring?
post #3 of 39
How long have you been running this loop? If its big, theres likely a lot of air in it, and the water is still in the loop, and it appears as if its gone because the air is taking its place in the reservoir.
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Just fill it up again and see if the water level gets low again,Might have been air in the system.
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bring it outside of the case and leak test it for 24 hours... it can kill your rig any moment if it leaks..
    
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post #6 of 39
put some paper towels in the bottom of your case, that should give you a general area to search for leaks if you see water on the paper.
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How long have you had the loop.
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post #8 of 39
You have a leak. My water levels would stay constant for months

Check for small leaks around barbs or other threaded fittings. Use hoseclamps on tubing
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Originally Posted by LiquidForce;14436427 
You have a leak. My water levels would stay constant for months

Check for small leaks around barbs or other threaded fittings. Use hoseclamps on tubing

Well just because your loop stays constant, doesn't mean others do. I have to regularly refill mine because of my unique loop design as well as how hot it always is here.

@OP-That sounds like you are loosing too much too fast just to be evaporation. Id say air bubbles were in the loop or its leaking somewhere.
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I have had the loop for a couple of months. Installed it in May I think. I did a bunch of leak testing and etc when I first installed all of it. I also put am pretty sure its not an air pocket. I have been refilling for a week or 2 now.
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