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I find myself having to top off my reservoir about every 1-2 weeks because of evaporation. Does that seem excessive to you or is that normal? Ambient temps usually range from 23-28c. Thanks for your help thumb.gif
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I havent had to touch mine since i put it back together which was almost 5 months ago and before that it had been close to 8 - 9 months and it wasnt low at all..

I guess this would highly depend on your area and your ambient temps.
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I havent had to touch mine since i put it back together which was almost 5 months ago and before that it had been close to 8 - 9 months and it wasnt low at all..

I guess this would highly depend on your area and your ambient temps.
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I havent had to touch mine since i put it back together which was almost 5 months ago and before that it had been close to 8 - 9 months and it wasnt low at all..

I guess this would highly depend on your area and your ambient temps.
That's what I thought. I'm loosing about a 1/4 of the water in my res. And it's not a leak (trust me, I've checked). I just think this is bizarre considering I don't even live that dry of an area (pacific northwest).
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Hm. Tough one.

Once a year? Once a year and a half? Something like that.

And I don't reckon it needing a refill... I just flush the entire loop a couple of times and renew the water.
   
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Hm. Tough one.

Once a year? Once a year and a half? Something like that.

And I don't reckon it needing a refill... I just flush the entire loop a couple of times and renew the water.
What are your ambient temps normally like?
post #6 of 23
I think the evaporated liquid isn't escaping through a leak; rather it is building pressure. I wouldn't worry too much. Just make sure your depressurize the loop, and refill it up.
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I think the evaporated liquid isn't escaping through a leak; rather it is building pressure. I wouldn't worry too much. Just make sure your depressurize the loop, and refill it up.
How would I go about doing that? Would I need to buy something like this?
post #8 of 23
Honestly, you can just bleed your loop (flushing your system and refilling it to rid of air bubbles.) Also, research more about your tubing's properties. Some can even make liquids evaporate at a slower rate.

Just my 2 cents!

I've just been enlightened about a possible scenario:
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Got any elbows in your loop? There might be an extremely slow leak in an elbow, so slow that it would evaporate before dripping. Try using dyes to check for build up of dried dyes.

Edited by aznpersuazn - 6/3/13 at 1:51pm
post #9 of 23
I have not once had to refill my loop in the past year and a half since I last filled it. Granted, I turn my computer off probably once every 9 months....but still, no evaporation lol.
post #10 of 23
Any chance you have a loose cap on a res or fill port letting the water evaporate?
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