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How would I flush the rads? and would it be neccasary, ive heard many techniques, but want some feedback
     
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Most efficient way is to connect the reservoir to your pump, then pump to your radiators, and just run the loop system with distilled water for 5-10 minutes. You'll notice small particles in your reservoir which means your getting the job done. thumb.gif

Or you could just pour distilled water in the radiator and swoosh it around some. tongue.gif
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I usually use white distilled vinegar or some sort of pre-treatment for the loop, and run either hot or cold tap water through the rads/ blocks for roughly 30 minutes.
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Not sure if you saw it in the other thread.


I set my rads and pump up in a way so that I can use the sink. A double sink works really well too. I start with hot water and when it start to get cool I drain a bit and add more.. Then I will drain a bit more and add some vinegar and you can really see it get clean then. I will do that for a while then slowly drain and add distilled water. When I am sure its like 90% dist water I will run for a while. You can set up a small baking sieve to or something to catch the gunk so it doesnt keep circulating but as you drain the sink the stuff goes down anyways. Also dont use too much vinegar. About 9 : 1 ratio to keep it safe.

It can be tricky getting the pump going at first ( for me at least. ) but after a little balancing act you can get it started. once the sink is filled I set the tap up to the running water to fill it up and then turn on the pump and quickly set the hose in the water and it should start pumping.

This may sound like going totally overboard but I had seen some nasty stuff in my blocks from not properly rinsing.

You can also get an adapter from a plumbing store that matches your id of your tubing and screws right on to your tap so you dont have to use a pump at all.
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Thanks guys, what do you guys think of this...

Tap - res/pump - blocks - rads - into sink?
     
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Looks fine to me, just make sure you run distilled afterwards. You do not want H2O caught in your loop system.
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Will DeIonised water work too? As I have some in my house, but nothing is stopping me getting a bottle of distilled
     
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Will DeIonised water work too? As I have some in my house, but nothing is stopping me getting a bottle of distilled

DI water would be fine.
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