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I understand how to do it if the res is located at the top, but how do you do it if its in the middle? Picture of my loop below.

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You would have to have to fill the loop with the pump running.

Just run the pump in short bursts as you add water.
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Originally Posted by axipher View Post

You would have to have to fill the loop with the pump running.
Just run the pump in short bursts as you add water.

This. I run my loop with my res the lowest thing and it still works fine filling from the res.
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If you can try and fill that rad first it would make your job much easier...
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My question is more towards where do I fill it, because the way I see it if I fill it up at the connection between the res and top radiator, then the radiator will be empty at the top.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Limes View Post

My question is more towards where do I fill it, because the way I see it if I fill it up at the connection between the res and top radiator, then the radiator will be empty at the top.

Hmm, what reservoir, you would basically need either an open hole on the reservoir, or a T-line right above it.
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Originally Posted by Limes View Post

My question is more towards where do I fill it, because the way I see it if I fill it up at the connection between the res and top radiator, then the radiator will be empty at the top.

Ok if you can fill the bottom rad up, then all you'll need to do is keep refilling the res to get the water circulating. The problem you have is the pump isn't directly after the res. So water needs to go through the rad before hitting the pump.


One thing you should be aware of, pumps push better than they pull. The way you have that setup is the pump needs to pull in order to push. If you could put the pump after the res then you'd be golden. That's one of the reasons everyone says res to pump is the only order that needs to be respected.

You could also get a T-lin before the pump to solve your problem, but then the res becomes useless except for aesthetics...
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I figured it out, I am an idiot, I could just tilt the case so that the res was at the top and fill it up that way.....
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