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Hello, I noticed everyday when I look at my reservoir for about the past month since I've put my loop together since I've got the raystorm, my reservoir water level lowers a very tiny amount each day, but it's just noticeable since my res is slight tilted to the side so I can just barely see where it's receded a little.

I've looked for leaks like crazy and I only have 6 connections and I can't feel or havent seen a ml of water. Any ideas ?
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post #2 of 9
likely just some tiny pockets of air that have slowly came out.

...and this might be reather shocking and sound crazy...but, believe it or not some water can evaporate through a vinyl hose. We are talking molecules at a time so its not like you have water dripping, but over time there will be some that will evaporated out. However, you won't see a difference from day to day because of this...perhaps a slight difference from month to month though

As tubing gets warmed up it will will expand/droop a little bit increasing the volume it can hold as well.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 11/8/11 at 10:25am
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Alright, I do notice it pretty frequently though, maybe not EVERYDAY but every couple of days I can definitely tell there is a difference. I never thought of the tubes expanding, that does make sense. Hopefully that's what it is.
I don't think the water is settling anymore, I believe it already has done that.
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Alright, I do notice it pretty frequently though, maybe not EVERYDAY but every couple of days I can definitely tell there is a difference. I never thought of the tubes expanding, that does make sense. Hopefully that's what it is.
I don't think the water is settling anymore, I believe it already has done that.
Last month my water dropped 3 cm in my res, its perfectly normal, i just added in more and good to go!
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post #5 of 9
Could just be a placebo effect, aka you seeing something that you aren't really cause you are worried. Not to be taken offensively, because I have done the same thing as well. What I suggest, make a mark on your res with a dry erase marker and check it every few days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effusion

Check that out. Water vapor can be present in your line below 100 deg C. 100 deg C is just when phase change requires no energy to happen. There are probably a few gaps in your joints and even through the vinyl hosing suprisingly enough.
If you are seeing huge drops though I doubt its the aforementioned phenomena.
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Could just be a placebo effect, aka you seeing something that you aren't really cause you are worried. Not to be taken offensively, because I have done the same thing as well. What I suggest, make a mark on your res with a dry erase marker and check it every few days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effusion

Check that out. Water vapor can be present in your line below 100 deg C. 100 deg C is just when phase change requires no energy to happen. There are probably a few gaps in your joints and even through the vinyl hosing suprisingly enough.
If you are seeing huge drops though I doubt its the aforementioned phenomena.
I other words your just crazy
Just joking i agree that you might be having air moving out of your blocks and tubing
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This has happened to me every time I've flushed my loop. It'll drop for weeks. Air really seems to like to hide in my rads...
    
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i totally agree that it is air pocket trapped in your res, block(s) and tubing.
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post #9 of 9
after I bled mine thought all the air was out it dropped 1/2 the res in the first week I filled it now it's down another 1" I just give the case a shake every now and then and watch the level topup when it gets low
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