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What's the best way to get all the fluid out of my loop?
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Drain it. Then, unhook everything and lay it out on a towel to dry.

To clean, run a 10% vinegar with 90% distilled water in the loop for 2 hrs. If there is gunk still built up on the tubing, pass a threaded rod through your tubing.
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Drain it. Then, unhook everything and lay it out on a towel to dry.

To clean, run a 10% vinegar with 90% distilled water in the loop for 2 hrs. If there is gunk still built up on the tubing, pass a threaded rod through your tubing.
What's the best way to empty it, think that's what I meant to say but failed to say. Tried before, but it didn't work very well
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What's the best way to empty it, think that's what I meant to say but failed to say. Tried before, but it didn't work very well
It depends on your setup, post a pic. In my loop, the watercooling setup is away from my components. I can just unhook the tubing and drain. I don't have to worry about spilling at all. Other cases, you may have to drain some from the res before draining the rest. If you have a T-line, you can unhook it and use it as a drain by turning your case to the side.
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best way to empty it....

go outside , pull tube off radiator.... wait
    
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Here's a pic
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best way to empty it....

go outside , pull tube off radiator.... wait
I'm sure the animals would love that Anti Freeze.
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Per koolance, turn case upside down. Un do the srew and drain it to a bucket. For cleaning, Duckie was bang on.
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If you have an air compressor, at a very low PSI you can also help push any last bit of water out with air. Just be careful not to overdo it or you can blow out a gasket.
    
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