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Hey guys. So in trying to have a drain line + make tube routing a lot easier and cleaner. This is what I have thought could possibly work.

So i cant get an iPhone image on here, I'll do my best to explain.

Right after my series I pumps, I have a t line fitting. So the pump is pushing from the right side and I want to flow up. On the left side of the fitting is about 6 inches of tube with a cap for draining.

Will this work? I worry that the natural flow of water will be too much for the cap; usually when people have them they don't interrupt the flow, there's just a 90 degree break off and some tubing and a cap. Wheras my setup I'm forcing the tubing to turn 90 degrees and break off is straight.

God I hope that made sense!
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Kind of. You simply need to make the T line that drains be at the end of your loop, preferably between pump and res or before res. If its after the pump, you'll have a little harder of a time draining the loop.

As for the 90 degree thing. I don't have personal experience trying to do that. It realistically shouldn't be a problem since the water will fill that section up and then continue on pretending that there is an invisible wall at the right angle. I don't know what kind of pressure rating the caps can handle. Is there a real reason you have to split the tubing at the right angle instead of just routing the tubing differently and have the drain line come off the side?
     
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Yes, a picture would help us a lot more thumb.gif
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