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Originally Posted by ThorsMalice View Post

Simple method if you have a bottom radiator with multiple ports(alphacool), just attach an extension to the bottom port so it goes through the bottom of your case and slap a plug on the end. When you need to drain the loop just do it like you would the oil in your car. Fillport is an extra port on the top of the res.


I always opt for some sort of cut off valve going hand and hand with this method. that way you have time to attach a hose and drain into a bucket without the awkward task of trying to position the case over a bucket or other catch device.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by toolmaker03 View Post

@billbartuska
You can even skip the bucket and hook the tubing to the faucet on a sink.

have you done this to your loop?
you realize how dirty tap water is right?
this is a really bad idea IMO


LOL...

That just gets out the "big pieces". I always flush with distilled water...........

And yes, I've done it with both the the sink and a bucket (for flow rate testing) many times.
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I just used a ball valve fitting on the drain port of my radiator at the bottom of my loop in the rear of the case. I put a stop fitting on it too just to be safe, but I don't think it's necessary. Here's a picture to give you can idea.

Here it is mounted.
Edited by james41382 - 10/8/15 at 7:40pm
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