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As the title says, do you have to run with full water in it or not ?
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Not full, only past the inlet so that the loop does not backfill with air.
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post #4 of 13
i run mine with a 1/4 inch of air at the top.

when i leak test i give it just enough so it doesnt intake air
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post #5 of 13
I always fill it right to the top.
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post #6 of 13
The manual says not to run it any lower than the tiny Swiftech sticker halfway up one of the faces of the res. I Usually run mine pretty close to full.
post #7 of 13
I fill mines almost to the top... I find this also making less noise also.
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post #8 of 13
About 2/3, so that the ports are covered and there's still room for me to see the water moving.
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post #9 of 13
its a trade off that you make. If you fill the res completely to the top (like i do) the loop should be pump/.res should be silent. If you leave some room you cna see your water move...might be a warm and fuzzy for someone. I really wish i could find a cheap way to find my gpm because i im interested in what my flow rate is.
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Originally Posted by dougshell View Post
I really wish i could find a cheap way to find my gpm because i im interested in what my flow rate is.
Open up your loop and have it pump into a bucket for a minute then measure how much ends up in the bucket. When you're done, put the water back in the loop. Doesn't get cheaper (or easier) than that.
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