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I'm not expecting any problems with that setup. This will be the first system I've actually used a drain due to the size of the case and pedestal. In my other systems I just pour out the tube res then then disconnect a tube and drain it that way.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
To Drain

Drain T piece will be fitted at the lowest point of the loop - But not in-front of the pump

Tline tube and then a stop cap is the easiest way.

Unless you can get a cup ect under the T. In that case you could put a stop cap on the T. as long as its the right type of T, because on some it will block all flow through the T.

Tube is the easiest way, but can be an eye saw.

On the drain if you wish you can use Ball value or quick release fittings. this means that the drain tube can be removed while not draining.

quick release
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Ph...kel_17999.html


Ball valve
http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/2-...e-2_20563.html



You may also want a air vent at the top of the loop, Its not necessary but water can only flow out if it can be replace with air and blocks tend to airlock. Do this with a T block and stop cap or pressure value at the top of loop. Then you drain you would uncap the drain line and let out what it can. And then open the cap on the T (or press the vent on the pressure value) use paper towel incase it spits. The drain line will then release more. Water my get trapped in the Rads though.

pressure valve for top T http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Ph...MSV_18029.html


selection of valves http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/inde...+Valve&x=0&y=0
So you would need 2 Ball valves right? Because one ball valve can shut only one side of the water flow what about the other? Because you have to make sure both sides of the tubing are shut off first.
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The bottom of the T fitting, how long would you say is a good length for the drain tube? I cant find a plug that is 7/16" ID for my tubing either.

Anyone know of one?
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So do you need these fittings to plug the tube into the T block? Im confused as to what to get for my tubing.
I drilled a hole in the bottom of my case. That goes through the case and when you unscrew the plug and let air go into the res or something it drains...
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