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Hi I am looking at using one of these for a drain line http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13539/ex-tub-943/XSPC_M20_to_G14_Fillport_-_Black_Chrome.html?tl=g30c101s460#blank what fitting(what size threads) is it that is need to attach it to the hose? also is this a good setup for a drain port?
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post #2 of 14
I think you need some kind of drain valve to use this setup unless you install this thing on the top of your loop. For drain line, I personally like to use quick disconnect fittings. On the bottom of your loop

tube - QDC male - QDC female - tube

and you get additional QDC male and female for your drain tubes. Whenever drain is needed disconnect QDCs and connect to drain tubes. It's somewhat costly though and drain valve with stop fitting can do the same job with no problem.
Edited by Whalemeal - 2/18/13 at 3:08pm
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I think you need some kind of drain valve to use this setup unless you install this thing on the top of your loop. For drain line, I personally like to use quick disconnect fittings. On the bottom of your loop

tube - QDC male - QDC female - tube

and you get additional QDC male and female for your drain tubes. Whenever drain is needed disconnect QDCs and connect to drain tubes. It's somewhat costly though and drain valve with stop fitting can do the same job with no problem.

QDC route is to cosly is this what your talking about for the drain valve? http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14596/ex-tub-1035/Bitspower_G14_Mini_Valve_-_Matte_Black_BP-MVV-MBK.html?tl=g30c101s460
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post #4 of 14
Yes, that's the drain valve. I think there are cheaper ones too.
post #5 of 14
You don't need a valve with that drain port, it seals on the cap.

However you will need a 3 way splitter and an extra fitting to plub it into your loop. It has a standard G1/4 female thread which is the same as the ports on all your other parts. The fitting you will need is the same size as you are using for the rest of your loop.

Edit:

I have a similar type of drain arrangement on my loop using a cap to seal it:
Diagram (Click to show)
900x900px-LL-8d3338b7_drainarr.PNG

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Edited by GingerJohn - 2/18/13 at 4:56pm
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post #6 of 14
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You don't need a valve with that drain port, it seals on the cap.

However you will need a 3 way splitter and an extra fitting to plub it into your loop. It has a standard G1/4 female thread which is the same as the ports on all your other parts. The fitting you will need is the same size as you are using for the rest of your loop.

Edit:

I have a similar type of drain arrangement on my loop using a cap to seal it:
Diagram (Click to show)
900x900px-LL-8d3338b7_drainarr.PNG

LL

Thanks for help is this spliter any good http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7445/ex-tub-274/Primochill_12_UV_Reactive_Leakproof_T_Fitting_-_UV_Green.html?tl=g30c499s745
and is this the correct fitting
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/image/13541/ex-tub-945.jpg%20/ex-tub-945/XSPC_G14_Female_to_Female_Extender_-_18mm_-_Black_Chrome.html?tl=g30c101s744
and i can put a barb on the other end
Edited by gunslinger0077 - 2/18/13 at 5:11pm
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post #7 of 14

That t fitting would work fine but you will obviously need some clamps on all 3 ways. (I wouldn't run it without clamps for peace of mind).

The part you link to you don't need. You just need another barb or compression fitting for example something as simple as this or something more fancy with a compression fitting.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15239/ex-tub-1213/Alphacool_G14_Thread_12_13mm_ID_FatBoy_Barb_-_Chrome.html?tl=g30c407s1030
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You really don't need a drain port, i remove the stop fitting on the bottom of my GPU and drain into a container, thumb.gif

how often do plan on draining your loop?
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You really don't need a drain port, i remove the stop fitting on the bottom of my GPU and drain into a container, thumb.gif

how often do plan on draining your loop?

Tis is very true, I know your supposed to refill your loop every 6 months to a year but mine has been running for around 18 months+ with no problems. Drain lines mainly come in hand when you don't have a reservoir as they are a place that the air bubbles can congregate so the pump does not try to pump air. If you have a reservoir it would be easier to use one of the connectors on that (assuming it's one with more than 2 connectors). You wouldn't need a t junction and it would be easier o fill/drain the radiator.
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just seems like it would be easier to have a drain port to drain with.
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