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post #1 of 10
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Well I put my loop together a few weeks ago knowing I was going to be adding to it soon. However what I forgot about in my excitement was to add a drain valve to it. So now i need to drain it, but have no idea how to go about that. Any ideas from those with experience?
 
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post #2 of 10
lol i have done the same exact thing as you did and i had to unscrew the bottom rad of my case and unscrew the barb on it with a bucket under.i need to get a valve to
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post #3 of 10
you just need to get one part outside your case, in a sink or bucket and remove the tubing from one of the barbs..

My first loop was kinda similar to yours, having a res in the 5.25 bays, I had a 360 rad and my cpu and gpu under water.. I simply removed the cpu block from the mobo, unplugged the gpu and pass everything in the 5.25 bays opening then went near a sink to empty
post #4 of 10
Pull a component outside of the case (with the loop still attached)...then pull the tubing off the component outside of the case and aim the disconnected tube and the barb it was connected to into a bucket and let gravity drain the loop.
    
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post #5 of 10

You can probably scoot the bay reservoir forward, remove the cap, and tilt the case forwards and drain it like that. DazMode has an example with a different kind of loop, but the concept is the same.


In the future, have a t-line or quick disconnects to help drain your loop.
post #6 of 10
I like removing the waterblock or pump (whichever is easiest) and bringing it outside the case and disconnecting one of the tubing.
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Please don't do what that guy in the video did. There are much better ways of draining your system. I leave enough slack on the pump to pull the pump out of my case and put in a big bowl. Then pull the bottom tube first and when that's done pull the top one off keeping both tubes in the bowl at all times. GL.
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks for all your replies! I will be trying something along those lines when I get home. Also ill be giving reps around when I'm on my computer.
 
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post #9 of 10
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Please don't do what that guy in the video did. There are much better ways of draining your system. I leave enough slack on the pump to pull the pump out of my case and put in a big bowl. Then pull the bottom tube first and when that's done pull the top one off keeping both tubes in the bowl at all times. GL.
Haha, the video was just to show that it is possible to drain loops that were not designed for easy draining. Daz could have designed the loop better so that he wouldn't have to drain it so awkwardly. However, the concept is the same for the OP.
post #10 of 10
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Got my looped drained last night. Ended up pulling the rad out and unscrewed one of the barbs. It sucked but it got the job done! Put a drain in it this time so no more worries. Thanks for everyones help again!
 
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