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if i want to empty the loop whats the best way to go about doing it? i'm using a 3 bay res.
   
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post #2 of 23
Cut the lowest line in the loop with a adequate container underneath.
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post #3 of 23
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i forgot to mention that i was using cyber druids waterfall res: http://www.overclock.net/cyberdruidp...reservoir.html


so basically there is air in between the intake and the outake in the res. would your method still be effective?
   
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post #4 of 23
yes, as long as it remains the lowest point in the loop all the fluid will drain. you might need to rock the case to get liquid out of the rad/blocks/rad.
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post #5 of 23
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ok thanks guys +rep
   
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post #6 of 23
Disconnect the res and watch all the water get pumped out.
Shake the case a little to dislodge any remaining coolant from blocks/rad/etc.
    
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post #7 of 23
Yeah you don't have to cut the tubing. I would pick up that nice res you have, turn it upside down and stick it in a bucket. Then I would disconnect one of the tubes and blow all the water out into the res. Done.
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post #8 of 23
You might want to stick a drain-line in it while its empty..I never make one with out it..Just cut a T into your lowest line somewhere and put a longinsh piece of tubing on it, cap it with a fil-port or just a plug..Brass Fil-Port...1/2" Brass Plug.

When you get ready to drain it flip your drain line over in your bucket and take your res plug out, you might need to rock your box around to get it all out...I wouldn't pump it out, theres no need to risk hurting your pump by running it dry, the water will run right through the pump when it off...
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post #9 of 23
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thanks +rep for you too
   
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post #10 of 23
I use a T line with some tubing that runs off to a ball valve pictured below. Works well

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