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I got the beast moved downstairs. Not a small task doing it on my own. smile.gif Put it back together and raised it up on some wooden blocks so that it would be easy to drain if something went horribly wrong.





My fill spout on the top of the case worked beautifully. I was able to stick a funnel in it and pour distilled water directly from the gallon container. No syringes or slow pours. Very nice.

Poured in about 1/2 gallon and it spread to a good portion of the loop without even having the pumps turned on. I was able to spot 4 leaks within the first 15 minutes or so of it sitting there. Two were easy to fix by tightening fittings while the loop was still assembled. The other two will require partial dis-assembly to work on. One remaining leak is from one of the Aquacomputer inline temp sensor fittings, and the other is the Q block that joins the two reservoirs together.

I've started draining it and will make some inspections and tweaks...and then start again. Hopefully more pictures later.
Great work and good luck mate!
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Solved the initial 4 leaks...and got as far as turning the pumps on to push the coolant further through the loop. Turned them off quickly. Big leak on the top AQ5 on the inlet that had the compression fitting. Looking at it closely, it looks like the little screw in the middle of the block is stopping the fitting from compressing against the block. I think I just need to add a straight fitting out of the block (smaller diameter than the compression fitting) and put the compression fitting on that.

Mini-drain is needed to attempt fix. Glad I didn't have any power whatsoever on the board or the AQ5's. Don't think I'll have any damage. No water touched the board ever...but the FC8 that is below the the AQ5 got a little wet. We'll see what happens when I solve all the leaks and power up.

Kids getting home from school in 15 minutes....may have to pause until this evening. But I'm getting closer.
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Solved the initial 4 leaks...and got as far as turning the pumps on to push the coolant further through the loop. Turned them off quickly. Big leak on the top AQ5 on the inlet that had the compression fitting. Looking at it closely, it looks like the little screw in the middle of the block is stopping the fitting from compressing against the block. I think I just need to add a straight fitting out of the block (smaller diameter than the compression fitting) and put the compression fitting on that.

Mini-drain is needed to attempt fix. Glad I didn't have any power whatsoever on the board or the AQ5's. Don't think I'll have any damage. No water touched the board ever...but the FC8 that is below the the AQ5 got a little wet. We'll see what happens when I solve all the leaks and power up.

Kids getting home from school in 15 minutes....may have to pause until this evening. But I'm getting closer.

It looks like you are experiencing the compression fitting seating issue with AQ5 block. I noticed the same thing when mounting my block and test fitting a compression. I am going take the same route and add an extender underneath the compression to add some heigth to clear the screw on the block.
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I'm not using any screws on the AQ5 blocks to hold that little plate in place. I've just got the Koolance pipe fittings holding it in place.
On the inline temp sensors, they are prone to leak when the O ring gets twisted. I've had mine apart so many times in the last few months I've destroyed several sets of O rings...
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Originally Posted by TPE-331 View Post

It looks like you are experiencing the compression fitting seating issue with AQ5 block. I noticed the same thing when mounting my block and test fitting a compression. I am going take the same route and add an extender underneath the compression to add some heigth to clear the screw on the block.
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I'm not using any screws on the AQ5 blocks to hold that little plate in place. I've just got the Koolance pipe fittings holding it in place.
On the inline temp sensors, they are prone to leak when the O ring gets twisted. I've had mine apart so many times in the last few months I've destroyed several sets of O rings...

TPE-331....a small extender did the trick. No leaks there now. Mandrix...you're solution is unique and creative. I guess that little screw is kind of unnecessary once you have something screwed in the inlet/outlet, huh? Wouldn't have thought of solving it that way. And yes...the inline temp sensor leak was a MISSING o-ring. You know how on the AQ ones it just sits in place without gripping the screw part, and can just all right off when the sensor is not connected? Well...it had fallen off before I put that sensor on. Didn't find the original missing o-ring...but I had lots of extra sensors and borrowed one from another sensor. Leak solved.

So I had the pumps running for about 2 hours and everything filled up....and had two more issues. One is a very very small leak on the main board block inlet. About one small drip every 30 minutes or so. But...needs to be solved. It was coming directly from the inlet....so I'm assuming I can just tighten up the fitting a little bit and solve this one. But...I'll have to disassemble the loop some just to reach it. It's sandwiched in a pretty tight space between the top GPU and the raid card. I'll work on that today.

Second issue was one of my D5's went out while I was playing with the variable speed control knob. It still seemed to be be pushing a lot of water through with just 3 pumps still working....but I'll definitely replace this one. I won't let it slow down moving forward, but I'll go ahead and order one and have it ready for the next tear down.

Hopefully more news soon.....
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I got the beast moved downstairs. Not a small task doing it on my own. smile.gif Put it back together and raised it up on some wooden blocks so that it would be easy to drain if something went horribly wrong.





My fill spout on the top of the case worked beautifully. I was able to stick a funnel in it and pour distilled water directly from the gallon container. No syringes or slow pours. Very nice.

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I've started draining it and will make some inspections and tweaks...and then start again. Hopefully more pictures later.

I am wondering how you got that down the stairs...
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Maybe he's a body builder with very wide stairs?

 

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Maybe he's a body builder with very wide stairs?
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nah that thing's a rock, he just gave it a push and it was there biggrin.gif
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Good to see you're back at it and making progress. Kind of a bummer about the hiccups you are hitting, but I guess with such a complex loop there are bound to be some issues that have to be worked out. Looking great though.
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