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I thought it was pretty simple but now its not? .. I have a fillport @ the top of my case running to a T right before the pump inlet on the bottom. I fill the T-line to the topo and (after making sure there is fluid in the pump) hit the power key to cycle it through for a sec before I hit the switch on the back to shut it down . . . But the tline never empties bore the rest of the loop stops flowing and when I cut the power it fills right back up again . . . and it is my highest point :? Any advice? . . I hope to have a vid up but have to wait for gf to get back w/ camera.

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Is the T-Line the high point of your loop? The pump should push the water real fast. When filling loops, I usually lay my case on the side and detact the T-line from the case. This way I can hold the T-line so it very much elevated when compared to the rest of the case. Filling with a T-line takes time (longer than a res).
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IT is the highest point . . and the way its setup I can lay it done on my side (mozart) . . Is it just because its not pressurized?
 
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IT is the highest point . . and the way its setup I can lay it done on my side (mozart) . . Is it just because its not pressurized?
If the T-line is at the highest point.... how is the water moving against gravity? Your pump sucks in water and pushes it foward. The air in front of the water should be pushed out of T-line. When you run the pump, do you let the T-line's water completely empty out to allow air to escape?
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I try to but It doesnt drain all the way. . . Ill try to get a mock up in paint soon . .
 
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I try to but It doesnt drain all the way. . . Ill try to get a mock up in paint soon . .
Just take a picture?
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Just take a picture?
I hope in a couple hours . . gf has the camera . . in the mean time you can be in awe @ my l33t paint skillz :



(was trying to draw from this angle):


Reference pic (from pete's):



of course I only have one loop and no GTX
 
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I hope in a couple hours . . gf has the camera . . in the mean time you can be in awe @ my l33t paint skillz :
Ahh... your fillport is barely the highest point in your system. Also you have that high wall. Lay the case on the side and just hold your fillport over the case. You will find it is MUCH easier.
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Ill try that now. . . though a 60lb+ case (unfilled without the doors) isnt going to be fun to laydown on tile. . lol

>> (I thought it was more like 80/90 but i just weighed it lol)
 
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