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Then get a kit and add an extra rad + 2 fittings per rad.
Alright, What about setting up a drain port? I was trying to figure that out and it was giving me a headache on what fittings I needed.
post #12 of 15
I prefer using a ball valve. Whether is Bitspower one, or other cheaper alternatives. You want to connect it at lowest point in the loop.

For example, lowest point in my loop is a radiator which has 4 ports. I use 2 of them for tubing, 1 for temp sensor, and the last one is Bitspower valve for draining.

If you don't have extra ports, then you can use T fitting.

You don't even need a valve, but it's less messy with it. Some people just use a T fitting with a long tubing with the other end plugged while others prefer Quick Disconnect fittings. So it depends on what you like.
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I prefer using a ball valve. Whether is Bitspower one, or other cheaper alternatives. You want to connect it at lowest point in the loop.

For example, lowest point in my loop is a radiator which has 4 ports. I use 2 of them for tubing, 1 for temp sensor, and the last one is Bitspower valve for draining.

If you don't have extra ports, then you can use T fitting.

You don't even need a valve, but it's less messy with it. Some people just use a T fitting with a long tubing with the other end plugged while others prefer Quick Disconnect fittings. So it depends on what you like.
I'm just looking for easier use, the ball valve sounds interesting though what would I be looking at getting for using the ball valve?
post #14 of 15
Here is the valve. It uses standard 1/4 thread, so you connect it to tubing (with barb/compression), or to another 1/4 threaded part (rad, extra port on pump top, res and etc.) using male to male connector like this. There is also a male to male rotary which rotates and lets you adjust valve so it's in right position.

You can always look for non Bitspower alternatives which are generally cheaper.
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Here is the valve. It uses standard 1/4 thread, so you connect it to tubing (with barb/compression), or to another 1/4 threaded part (rad, extra port on pump top, res and etc.) using male to male connector like this. There is also a male to male rotary which rotates and lets you adjust valve so it's in right position.

You can always look for non Bitspower alternatives which are generally cheaper.

Awesome, I love the look of Bitspower fittings. So i don't mind the higher price for better looks overall.
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