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I have my loop set up with my pump at the very bottom, and right before the pump is a T-line. On the end of that T is a little hose, and a Dangerden Fillport. I havent used it yet, but its perfectly set up to drain the entire loop. I have a pic in my rig gallery that you can see it.
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
how often do you guys have to do that?
Maybe once or twice a year, it really depends how dirty it is. If there's a gunk and algae (cloudy), it's a good idea to drain / refill it.
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post #13 of 24
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T-lines really help for draining. There really is no need for a reservoir.
I'm getting rid of my res the next time I have to drain and redo my loop. I just topped it off last week so it will be in about 4 months. I'll replace all the lines and clean out the waterblocks then as well. The tubing is cheap enough and it doesn't take too long to cut and redo. Then I'll make myself a t-line.
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post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
I have my loop set up with my pump at the very bottom, and right before the pump is a T-line. On the end of that T is a little hose, and a Dangerden Fillport. I havent used it yet, but its perfectly set up to drain the entire loop. I have a pic in my rig gallery that you can see it.
Hmm if I spotted it correctly that tline is bending upwards from the pump, which means everything after the pump won't drain also the rad will stay full, not that it still won't be easy to do, just need to do some acrobatics to get it all out.
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post #15 of 24
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Thanks for all the posts; I'm not sure if you've made my decision easier or harder.
    
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post #16 of 24
Heey,
Ive got a T-line running off just after my pump then on the line that comes off it is a ball-valve with a blanking plug in the end of it for added security.

Works like a dream, can have it drained in a few minutes.

    
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post #17 of 24
is that T made of brass or something? Make sure you have some strong corrosion inhibitor or you'll get galvanic corrosion as possible nickel + copper + brass are contacting.

not entirely sure, but I think that's right.
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post #18 of 24
I just pull the tube on my rad and let it leak out on my driveway
    
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post #19 of 24
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Make sure you have some strong corrosion inhibitor or you'll get galvanic corrosion as possible nickel + copper + brass are contacting
ooh please not this AGAIN!!!!

Until my rig dies of galvanic corrosion i'll happily go about my way!
    
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post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by born2killU View Post
I just pull the tube on my rad and let it leak out on my driveway
I see that your not exactly Mr. Greenpeace. But why waste it? You could use it to poison some nice furry animals.
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