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Hey, I'm making this thread different than my build log itself.. Is there a "wrong" way to mount a pump?

I just finished assembling my w/c setup from this thread http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...d-10-30-a.html

I started to fill the res, it was running down into the pump, and the pump has two leaks. I mounted the pump to the side panel of the case. Do they have to sit with the push for the pump being vertical? Or do I have a bad pump.

Thanks for the help, I had napkins laid down, and I didn't even get the pump to run once. Thanks for the replys.
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See if you can spot where the leaks are coming from, an inlet? or maybe a housing crack?

I dont think it matter which way you mount the pump, as long as the res is not attached.

edit: just tested out moving my pumps positions and it still functioned fine.
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The two leaks are coming from where the pump is separated. The pump from in/outlet housing. The pump I have has that essentially giant screw mechanism. You rotate it around the pump and it screws the housing down to the actual pump.
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found this for you:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...down-pump.html

looks like it might be a broken pump
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From the manual it looks like it is permitted to be used the way i have it. http://www.alphacool.com/download/Al...mps_manual.pdf

my powercord goes straight down, the base or stand for the mount is mounted to the motherboard tray. So the push for the water or the outlet faces you.

I wonder if some of the pipe tape will solve the issue. What do you think?
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From the manual it looks like it is permitted to be used the way i have it. http://www.alphacool.com/download/Al...mps_manual.pdf

my powercord goes straight down, the base or stand for the mount is mounted to the motherboard tray. So the push for the water or the outlet faces you.

I wonder if some of the pipe tape will solve the issue. What do you think?
skip tape, grab some silicone and let it FULLY cure before you try again.

if it fails peel it off and try your tape
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OR you can grab a can of the spray rubber electric tape stuff and give the pump a nice coat.

that would actually look nice, silicone would probably look like poop.
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Ha, It's just something I didn't expect, I triple checked all my compression fittings and all... grabbed a ton of paper towels, wrapped them around everything sensitive even had a hand towel for an oh **** stand by.. and the fn' pump leaks at the cork screw.. Well I am using a swift tech add'on for the fittings on the pump, but that was recommended by the company I ordered everything from. I think I'm going to test the other corkscrew I have for it in the morning, and give performance pc's a call.

At the very least I got to turn on and play with that new kaze fan controller, that was comforting that worked ;P
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