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When I built the loop I never considered making it easy to drain the fluid. Well now I need to drain the fluid so I can add in a couple additional cards into the rig..

Does anyone know of a way to tap into a filled system ?

Or should I just connect a drainage tube to the res and flip the rig upside down lol ?

I am assuming there is a fitting with a sharp point on one end that can be pushed into a tube to puncture it and allow the fluid to flow down into a new tube ?
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Normally, a t-blocked is used at the lowest point with a piece of tube with a plug on the end used to drain. If you have extra tubing and a tube that has some extra slack in it, just cut the slacked tube over a bowl and let the water drain into it. Then you can replace the line you cut, or add a t-block to where it was cut for easier future draining.
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Normally, a t-blocked is used at the lowest point with a piece of tube with a plug on the end used to drain. If you have extra tubing and a tube that has some extra slack in it, just cut the slacked tube over a bowl and let the water drain into it. Then you can replace the line you cut, or add a t-block to where it was cut for easier future draining.

Yeah thats what I figured. Thanks for the tip.
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You'll probably have to tilt your PC around a lot as well to drain more liquid out. I made a similar sort of mistake tongue.gif
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If you put the Drain line on the lowest or lower section of the loop and have the end below the rig natural gravity will siphon the loop quickly thumb.gif
Standard technique for emptying a Fish Tank.
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