Originally Posted by Caldeio
I like it!
Have you guys ever thought of filling the tubes with damp sand when you bend so it doesn't crush like that? I know that trick from bending thin metal tubing. Then you just rinse it out until it's clean.
A big Thank you
No but that sounds like a good idea. However I have a silicon insert that keeps it from doing that I just forgot to put it in till after I started heating it up on a couple. The ones I did right didn't have any issues. the biggest issue I had was measuring from one side to the other. I would always just be a little off and the bend was just not exact so it wouldn't seal propery. I have some more tubing on the way and I am going to finish the rest now that I have more precise measurements.
Originally Posted by goodenough88
You have got your build looking unreal champ!!!
How have you got the fill port connected to the case & then to the reservoir? I'm considering having a fill port connected to the top like you have, so any info & tips would be awesome.
Thank you. The port I bought has a nut on the bottom with threads and you just put it in the 1" drilled hole and cinch it up. On the bottom of the port you also have 1/4" threading for a normal fitting for tygon or flexible tubing and then on top of my Res is another threaded hole for a fitting. I connected them with a short piece of flexible tubing left over from another build.
So above where the res is on the top of the case there is a plastic removable top and the port fit between that and the metal top of the case.This
is the one I bought and for someone who isn't exactly great with their hands it was pretty easy to do. Just have to make sure you measure first. what I did was turn the case upside down and put a sharpy in the res top and drew a circle when mounting the res to the back of the case. Then I drilled the metal, put the plastic top back on, drew a circle through the hole in the metal, and then drilled the hole in the plastic. I found the 1" hole saw at Ace for $13.Edited by mayford5 - 3/30/14 at 8:01pm