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post #1 of 27
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Hi guys,

Ordered all my W/C gear and it should arrive tomorrow!

This is how I plan to set up my loop:

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The only thing I'm not sure about is the best way to fill it.

Should it be ok to just open the lid of the res while I fill it and then screw it back on?

The res will have an inner tube attached to top so that the coolant gets dropped in at the bottom of the res.

Cheers guys.

Update: Just realised that it would be almost impossible to fill the res this way as I would not be able to screw the lid back on with the tube attached.

Update2: I will probably get the advanced version of this res so that I can have the inlet at the top along with another port to fill it up. Alternatively I may end up just getting a bay res.
Edited by jonnylaris - 3/15/12 at 8:26pm
post #2 of 27
Yes,but add the water with the pump running.
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post #3 of 27
Personally, I'd throw a fillport up top and grab a T for a drain in the bottom, it'll make your tubing from the res to the pump much cleaner too.
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post #4 of 27
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I just realised I can't have the inlet on top because I won't be able to screw the top back in with the tube connected :/

Going to have to send the res back and get an advanced version with 2 ports on top so I can use one as input and one as fill port.

Correct right?
post #5 of 27
Or, you could do a Y/T before the reservoir, then use a funnel to fill it. You might want to make sure that the tubing for filling is raised to above the highest point of your loop.
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post #6 of 27
I was thinking about doing the same setup and as you suggested - Fill it up with the top unscrewed and screw it on once done If I only have 1 fillport on top I was thinking I could use a rotary compression fitting. But I just got them and they rotate _very_ slowly and you have to apply a lot of pressure. So not sure if it would work.
post #7 of 27
The reservoir top has multiple openings does it not? Since you said it has a tube on the "top" (that should be the bottom, but whatever) it should have 3x G1/4 ports, one on the side and 2 on the end. Put an extra barb on one with some tubing and fill it.
post #8 of 27
Unless he has the EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Basic, no?
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by vvoc View Post

Unless he has the EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Basic, no?

According to the EK site, the basic has 4 ports on it. The regular (not X2) may only have top and bottom ports? Not sure.

Quote:
Basic version:
Bottom part gives user 3 options for placing the G1/4 fittings/barbs as inlet or outlet.
Top part gives 1 additional option for placing the G1/4 fitting/barb as inlet or outlet.
So the basic version has totally 4 options. Unused G1/4 ports are to be plugged with enclosed G1/4 Plugs.
Additionally, the reservoir comes with one internal 12mm ID and 16mm OD tube with thread on one end so it can be screwed into threaded ports inside the reservoir (1 × bottom, 1 × top).
New Multioption X2 Reservoirs comes with a pair of EK design reservoir holders with adjustable fastening force with enclosed Allen key.
post #10 of 27
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I have the basic version which has 1 port at the top, 1 on the side and 2 at the bottom. I was thinking I could use it upside down but I'm not sure that would be a great idea lol

I think I'll send it back for an advanced version or get a bay res instead, haven't quite decided yet.
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