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post #11 of 21
there's a lot of leak reports coming from that led specific to this res. if you dont mind the led and just want to set it and forget it, then yes, plug her up with a regular stop fitting. alternatively, you can try your luck with a different led plug.
post #12 of 21
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Yea I'm going for safety over looks
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post

I had that setup for a while, but those QDCs add massive restriction to the loop.

This is what I did for my rig



The male end is not part of the loop in anyway
post #14 of 21
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there's a lot of leak reports coming from that led specific to this res. if you dont mind the led and just want to set it and forget it, then yes, plug her up with a regular stop fitting. alternatively, you can try your luck with a different led plug.

Called Frozen after I just disassembled everything, sealed up the acrylic screw and refilled and the fkn thing leaked again. They said yes it's a problem with my reservoir. They're sending me another one but FYI, you can't just go buy a regular stop fitting... it won't fit. It's a tapered female end. Fkn ridiculous, so pissed off.
post #15 of 21
I have never needed a dedicated drain port. Even if you include one it doesn't automatically make draining as easy as turning a tap, there will still be large amounts of liquid trapped in sections unless you have an unusual loop. So tipping the case around is still normally required, unless you included more than one and that would start getting pretty odd looking.
In my current layout the res has a spare port that I have a temp sensor in. If the whole case is tiped on its side that port is dry so the sensor can come out and a drain line attach. Then its just the normal tipping and disconnecting sections of tube.
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I have never needed a dedicated drain port. Even if you include one it doesn't automatically make draining as easy as turning a tap, there will still be large amounts of liquid trapped in sections unless you have an unusual loop. So tipping the case around is still normally required, unless you included more than one and that would start getting pretty odd looking.
In my current layout the res has a spare port that I have a temp sensor in. If the whole case is tiped on its side that port is dry so the sensor can come out and a drain line attach. Then its just the normal tipping and disconnecting sections of tube.

Yea, didn't go with a T. Took me like 3 minutes to just yank out one of the tubes. Got one of those suction bottles too which I can clean the whole system out within 10min.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by Jakusonfire View Post

I have never needed a dedicated drain port. Even if you include one it doesn't automatically make draining as easy as turning a tap, there will still be large amounts of liquid trapped in sections unless you have an unusual loop. So tipping the case around is still normally required, unless you included more than one and that would start getting pretty odd looking.
In my current layout the res has a spare port that I have a temp sensor in. If the whole case is tiped on its side that port is dry so the sensor can come out and a drain line attach. Then its just the normal tipping and disconnecting sections of tube.

 

 

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Yea, didn't go with a T. Took me like 3 minutes to just yank out one of the tubes. Got one of those suction bottles too which I can clean the whole system out within 10min.

 

I disagree. A dedicated drain port does make draining your loop much easier. It is as simple as letting gravity take most of the stuff out the loop, then unscrewing a fitting on the top of the reservoir, and using a compressed air can with tape to seal the port. Extremely easy to do to fully empty out every part of your loop.

post #18 of 21
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I disagree. A dedicated drain port does make draining your loop much easier. It is as simple as letting gravity take most of the stuff out the loop, then unscrewing a fitting on the top of the reservoir, and using a compressed air can with tape to seal the port. Extremely easy to do to fully empty out every part of your loop.

Even that won't always fully drain a system. It just blows water from the res to the drain and the other half can still hold water, and that would be the air pressure rather than the drain itself, and it can get really messy.

When the loop consists of multiple rising and falling tubing sections water naturally gets trapped. Sometimes tipping the case around and disconnecting tubes is the only way.
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post #19 of 21
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Regardless of which is easier. Based on what I did to drain in my loop (which was simply pull the tube from the rad on top) took me less than 5 minutes to do, including tilting and all that stuff. When I drained a 2nd time, I took a suction bottle and just sucked it out of the reservoir... which also took around 5 minutes to do.

I'm sure a T fitting is easier, but if it saves me 1-2 minutes I don't think it's relevant at all to install one (plus I'm ok with doing it the ways I've already done it). I'm sure on a more complex loop a T-fitting would be ideal, but even then I don't have a reason to justify extra stuff on my loop. My 2 cents.
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Regardless of which is easier. Based on what I did to drain in my loop (which was simply pull the tube from the rad on top) took me less than 5 minutes to do, including tilting and all that stuff. When I drained a 2nd time, I took a suction bottle and just sucked it out of the reservoir... which also took around 5 minutes to do.

I'm sure a T fitting is easier, but if it saves me 1-2 minutes I don't think it's relevant at all to install one (plus I'm ok with doing it the ways I've already done it). I'm sure on a more complex loop a T-fitting would be ideal, but even then I don't have a reason to justify extra stuff on my loop. My 2 cents.

If your loop is easy and safe to drain, that is all that matters.

In a heavy and complex system, cutting/removing tubes to drain generally is not the best approach, and installing a proper drain is a negligible cost/effort compared to the rest of the system.

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