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I'm almost ready to purchase my watercooling items and I totally forgot about drainage and outlet for throwing away or replacing water. What item's do I need for this ability? rolleyes.gif
    
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Well it really depends on a number of factors. Like how you are running your lines, what kind of case, how many loops, where is your reservoir/pump, etc. You could go with the tried and true T with a plug and drain from the lowest point. Or you could go fancier and drain from several points depending on how you are set up. A little more info and I am sure some other H2O pros will chime in as well.
   
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One of my personal favorites is to put a quick disconnect in line at where the lowest point of your tube is. Then purchase a second QDC and when i am ready to drain, I hook tube up to both sides of my spare set, disconnect the line and hook in my two lines that go into a sink or bucket. I let a little water drain and then open up my res top and all the water just runs out. Easy as pie.

The design really depends on your loop and where the lowest point is. If it is a res, then use a spare port off that. If it is a line, then put in a T block or use my trick.
post #4 of 14
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Well it really depends on a number of factors. Like how you are running your lines, what kind of case, how many loops, where is your reservoir/pump, etc. You could go with the tried and true T with a plug and drain from the lowest point. Or you could go fancier and drain from several points depending on how you are set up. A little more info and I am sure some other H2O pros will chime in as well.

I just started to purchase products of the net and used rads on here.
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Plus this drainage valve from koolance Koolance G1/4" Brass Inline Drain Valve Fitting (VLV-XTSPL)

Am I missing any parts to complete my water cooling system or this list is enough to get me going. Btw my case is case labs th10.
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One of my personal favorites is to put a quick disconnect in line at where the lowest point of your tube is. Then purchase a second QDC and when i am ready to drain, I hook tube up to both sides of my spare set, disconnect the line and hook in my two lines that go into a sink or bucket. I let a little water drain and then open up my res top and all the water just runs out. Easy as pie.
The design really depends on your loop and where the lowest point is. If it is a res, then use a spare port off that. If it is a line, then put in a T block or use my trick.

Do I still need QDCs or is the koolance drainage valve sufficient for drainage?
    
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Valve works just as well it just isn't as clean as the QDC route IMO but will get the water out easily as well.
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Valve works just as well it just isn't as clean as the QDC route IMO but will get the water out easily as well.

http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=918

^ This is the product you want, simple, run a tube from an extra port form your res and put this at the end of, (closed of course) and when you want to drain just twist the knob over a bucket and watch it poor.

If you don't have a res put it at the end of a T line,

Just make sure the valve is closed prior to filling, or it might make a mess thumb.gif
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Use a T at the bottom of your loop (Absolute Gravity Bottom) and have a spicket on the end of it. Either that, or just remove your pump (Usually at the bottom of the loop) from the case, and un-do one of the fittings. Sha bam!

I personally dont like ball-valves that cant be safety wired shut.
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Originally Posted by MUSHROOMBARON View Post

I'm almost ready to purchase my watercooling items and I totally forgot about drainage and outlet for throwing away or replacing water. What item's do I need for this ability? rolleyes.gif

I would ideally attach the drain to the bottom of the reservoir, but I don't have the clearance. So I got a "T" block on one of the ports of the reservoir I am using (at the bottom of the side, not the bottom face of the tube). I got a block with 4 holes so I don't have to worry about which way it winds up when tightened, and capped the unneeded hole.

I used a short length of tube with a ball valve on the end. Zipfly optional. biggrin.gif
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Use a T at the bottom of your loop (Absolute Gravity Bottom) and have a spicket on the end of it. Either that, or just remove your pump (Usually at the bottom of the loop) from the case, and un-do one of the fittings. Sha bam!

I personally dont like ball-valves that cant be safety wired shut.

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Originally Posted by ScribbyDaGreat View Post

Well it really depends on a number of factors. Like how you are running your lines, what kind of case, how many loops, where is your reservoir/pump, etc. You could go with the tried and true T with a plug and drain from the lowest point. Or you could go fancier and drain from several points depending on how you are set up. A little more info and I am sure some other H2O pros will chime in as well.

I just started to purchase products of the net and used rads on here.
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Swiftech Apogee HD parrallel cpu block
Koolance VID-AR699 Radeon HD6990 VGA Liquid Cooling Block (No Fittings)
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Danger Den DreamFlex Value Pack - Tubing / Clamps / Tube Cutter ( 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD ) - UV Red

Plus this drainage valve from koolance Koolance G1/4" Brass Inline Drain Valve Fitting (VLV-XTSPL)

Am I missing any parts to complete my water cooling system or this list is enough to get me going. Btw my case is case labs th10.
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Originally Posted by RatDog View Post

One of my personal favorites is to put a quick disconnect in line at where the lowest point of your tube is. Then purchase a second QDC and when i am ready to drain, I hook tube up to both sides of my spare set, disconnect the line and hook in my two lines that go into a sink or bucket. I let a little water drain and then open up my res top and all the water just runs out. Easy as pie.
The design really depends on your loop and where the lowest point is. If it is a res, then use a spare port off that. If it is a line, then put in a T block or use my trick.

Do I still need QDCs or is the koolance drainage valve sufficient for drainage?

Well assuming you have all the fittings, it looks good to me! Just pointing out the obvious on the fittings since I don't see them listed. On my new build I will be using a T at the lowest point for each of my loops (with a QD at the end like a previous poster uses.) At what point were you planning on placing the ball valve? I don't see how you could install it without a T (although I have not googled your parts list.)
   
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