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Putting reservoir after the pumps? :(?

post #1 of 11
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Unfortunately I have to make a change to my loop. My reservoir is right before my 2 water pumps but I have to change its place to right after my 2 pumps.

I know that it will decrease the performance but by what ratio? I mean how significant is it?
Edited by Devran - 8/23/12 at 10:27pm
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post #2 of 11
Since the pumps won't benefit from receiving water directly from the reservoir, why not take the reservoir out the loop totally ?
post #3 of 11
The purpose of the reservoir is to ensure that the pump always has water to pump (as pumps are easily damaged if they run dry). In order to do this the reservoir needs to be before the pump - putting it after the pump would defeat the purpose.

However it is possible to run a loop without a reservoir - you just need to be very careful about how you fill and bleed the loop to ensure that the pump never runs dry.
post #4 of 11
As long as you feel that you can fill your loop without letting your pump run dry it will be fine. It will take much longer and you will have ti be very careful but it shouldn't cause any performance decrease to my knowledge. Just be careful! thumb.gif
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As long as you feel that you can fill your loop without letting your pump run dry it will be fine. It will take much longer and you will have ti be very careful but it shouldn't cause any performance decrease to my knowledge. Just be careful! thumb.gif

This. As long as you don't run the pump dry it should be just fine.
post #6 of 11
Uh oh my pump as run dry for a while before.. no bueno frown.gif
post #7 of 11
running your pump dry is like running your car's engine without oil. It's gonna tear stuff up.
     
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running your pump dry is like running your car's engine without oil. It's gonna tear stuff up.

well I may have to get a replacement sooner than I anticipated. bummer
post #9 of 11
Don't put a res after your pumps: it defeats the purpose and could possibly cause leaking because that is the highest pressure point of the loop. If you need to, I'd just use a small T-res somewhere at the top of your loop to give air a place to exit: that just means it will take longer to bleed, but will still work fine.
post #10 of 11
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Thank you everybody. It didn't work out as you've all said. I managed to put it before the pumps. Here are the pictures: http://www.overclock.net/t/1298610/photos-maintenance
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