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Will running a small length of tube off of a T-fitting and plugging it cause any issues or flow problems in a loop? And if not would it be better before or after the pump?
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Yeah. That's fine to do. It doesn't really matter if it's before or after the pump. It's best to put the drain line near the lowest point in the loop for ease when draining.
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Will running a small length of tube off of a T-fitting and plugging it cause any issues or flow problems in a loop? And if not would it be better before or after the pump?

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Yeah. That's fine to do. It doesn't really matter if it's before or after the pump. It's best to put the drain line near the lowest point in the loop for ease when draining.

Unless you're using Mayhems Aurora it shouldn't be an issue.

I'd use a shut valve after the T fitting in the loop section, put another T fitting after the valve, and put the T fitting after the pump, that way when you're ready to drain you can shut the valve, open the second T fitting, fire up the pump and it will remove all the coolant really fast an easily, and keep any U shapes in the loop from holding water.

Just a suggestion, it really doesn't matter how you do it, I was just giving an idea for an easy drain method. Maybe use a one way valve on the second T fitting so only air can pass into it.
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