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As the title suggests, I am in need of a bit of knowledge on the subject of drain port fittings.
I have a Silverstone FT-02, and a Magicool 3x180mm rad in the bottom of the case with the extra drain/fill ports facing the rear of my case, and I would like to cut some holes out of my case (going to be realll fun putting holes in the unibody frame...), tap a thread into them (if need be) and get an externally accessible drain/fill port happening.

My question to you all, is what fittings/parts will I need to accomplish this task?
    
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An inline valve with at least one female g 1/4 thread will make things easy. When it's time to drain, just connect a piece of tubing to the valve and open it up. If you are worried about leaks from the valve, you can connect an end plug when not draining.
   
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An inline valve with at least one female g 1/4 thread will make things easy. When it's time to drain, just connect a piece of tubing to the valve and open it up. If you are worried about leaks from the valve, you can connect an end plug when not draining.
So something like this would do the job? http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_300_1364&products_id=24311
    
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You literally just need to drill a hole with a bulkhead fitting. I did the same thing with my tj07 in my buildlog

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this is the bottom of my case


Theres a T fitting screwed into a bulk fitting which has a cap on the end. When I want to drain all I do is put my desk over the edge with a bucket under it and unscrew the cap.

Thats a bitspower fillport and a bitspower t fitting if its needed.


http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10364/ex-tub-608/Bitspower_G14_Female_Female_Pass-Through_Fitting_-_Fillport_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBWP-C04.html

You can get the measurements for the hole online but I think it was around 20mm.
post #5 of 7
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Alrighty! Thanks for the info, looks like I will be getting a bulkhead fitting and drilling a 20mm hole into my case in the near future when I next alter my loop, thank you both for the feedback.
    
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All I do is use a bottom radiator with at least a 3rd port for draining, hook up a 90 degree adapter (such as this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32563) and then to a valve (such as this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32808). When not draining, I have a stop plug (like this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=33383), and when I need to drain I simply replace the plug with a piece of tubing connected via compression fitting. Then I remove the tubing to outside the case and tilt the case.
   
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Another option is:

-Come out of ya bottom drain port in rad with a 90 degree fitting.

-Extend out to pass end of rad and put a 90 degree rotary fitting pointing up. Attach Quick Disconnect.

-On other half of Quick Disconnect, attach cupla feet of tubing...pit in ya drawer

When ya wanna drain take off side panel, rotate the 90 from vertical to horizontal, attach the other end of ya QD and ya on ya way.
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