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Hey guys,

Just some images to show my excitement for my waterloop.. I've also run into a problem.


All the stuff in packages! So excited! biggrin.gif

Stuff unboxed, getting more excited!!!


The loop all connected, a couple of shots so you guys know what is happening.
Note; The tube over the back is just a spare piece tongue.gif
The water gets to the second GPU block (I think), which is right near the end but then it just stops and the pump stops pumping more water, or it's just pumping the air or something?
I've been trying to get it to pump with the help of a mate for 1-2 hours now and to no avail it will not work :/

Any shed of light on the problem for a first-time watercooler would be a massive helping hand!
Edited by Matt-Matt - 3/24/13 at 7:19am
 
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its kind of hard to tell whats going on because of the colored tubes but i found when i was filling my loop that some air would get trapped in the pump so i had to cycle the power on the pump. turn it on till it stops pumping because of the air turn it off and get the air bubble out then turn it back on, rinse and repeat. hope this helps.

edit: does the pump get louder when the water stops moving, if it does then there's a good chance its air.
Edited by zerocool135 - 3/24/13 at 7:22am
    
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its kind of hard to tell whats going on because of the colored tubes but i found when i was filling my loop that some air would get trapped in the pump so i had to cycle the power on the pump. turn it on till it stops pumping because of the air turn it off and get the air bubble out then turn it back on, rinse and repeat. hope this helps.

edit: does the pump get louder when the water stops moving, if it does then there's a good chance its air.


Yeah, it does. But no matter what we do we can't get it to fully dump the air out. I'll have a look at it tomorrow i'm so tired now :/
 
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Definitely trapped air.

Take the cap off the top of the XSPC reservoire, then slowly move the tubes around, lowering them so that the trapped air will be forced out of the loop. It also helps to cycle the power on the loop on and off every so often as the sudden inrush of water will drive the air out.

The problem is that you have so many "U" bends in the loop where the tube starts low then bows up then bows back down again, and the air gets trapped in the upper part of the"U". By flattening out the tubing, the water will eventually "push out" the air, but it doesn't have enough force right now to force it all out of all of those "U" places because you have so many of them.

Finally, when bleeding a loop, you must give the air some place to go, which is why you have to have that filler cap off.

It also helps if you have the reservoir higher than the other components. Throw some books or something under it.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 3/24/13 at 7:31am
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Definitely trapped air.

Take the cap off the top of the XSPC reservoire, then slowly move the tubes around, lowering them so that the trapped air will be forced out of the loop. It also helps to cycle the power on the loop on and off every so often as the sudden inrush of water will drive the air out.

The problem is that you have so many "U" bends in the loop where the tube starts low then bows up then bows back down again, and the air gets trapped in the upper part of the"U". By flattening out the tubing, the water will eventually "push out" the air, but it doesn't have enough force right now to force it all out of all of those "U" places because you have so many of them.

Finally, when bleeding a loop, you must give the air some place to go, which is why you have to have that filler cap off.

It also helps if you have the reservoir higher than the other components. Throw some books or something under it.

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Originally Posted by zerocool135 View Post

its kind of hard to tell whats going on because of the colored tubes but i found when i was filling my loop that some air would get trapped in the pump so i had to cycle the power on the pump. turn it on till it stops pumping because of the air turn it off and get the air bubble out then turn it back on, rinse and repeat. hope this helps.

edit: does the pump get louder when the water stops moving, if it does then there's a good chance its air.

Thanks so much! I had a look at this again with a clear head! I'm currently pumping about 1.2L around over my desk. Maybe more, I did lose roughly half but it's going with no leaks!
+Rep so so much.

P.S I cut my hand and almost feinted.. Haha
 
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