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post #1 of 12
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first time seting up a loop here.

I notice on my reservoir that there's a foamy buid up is that air?
if so how can I get rid of it

thanks
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post #2 of 12
Is this in the case or is it being leak tested? This is most likely just air, let the loop (but not the comp) run overnight, it should go away. If not, you could have a leak letting air in.
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post #3 of 12
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Im just leak testing right now as I have just finished puting everything together

do I have to open the top of the res ?

I also I notice small bubbles building up around the barbs how can i get rid of them ?

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Yes leave the top open, the little bubbles will go away over time.
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post #5 of 12
Put the tubing all the way over the barb and seal it there, its bad to seal it right there. It's not as good a seal. And yes foam is normal. It will go away after a few hours.
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post #6 of 12
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thats another thing, I was wondering what fittings would be recomended
my tubing is 7/16" ID (5/8" OD)

I'd be looking to order from here

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/fittingstubing.html
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post #8 of 12
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so I would replace that barb? with 1/4 G/BSPP to 1/2" ID Hose barb fittings ?
my tubing should fit it right or do I need new tubing
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post #9 of 12
Yes, 3/8 and 7/16 tubing is ideal for 1/2 barbs because you get a nice tight fit, and the ID of a 1/2 fitting is 3/8 anyways, you don't lose any flow. In the mean time I would slide the tubing onto your barbs a bit further.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by bfgDennis View Post


so I would replace that barb? with 1/4 G/BSPP to 1/2" ID Hose barb fittings ?
my tubing should fit it right or do I need new tubing
That picture is effin scary. How is that not leaking? Luck! Dude...the hoses need slid a bit further on, then the clamps will go BEHIND the bulge (near the red arrow), not in front of it. That is what creates a seal and prevents you from producing expensive bricks.
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