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post #64701 of 106461
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

What's with the 20mm spacing issue? I didn't get it.
The issue with 20mm spacing is that there are gaps between the fans. With 15mm spacing, which is the standard with most radiators, the fans sit right against each other so there is no gap. When Thermochill was still around and making radiators and had 20mm spacing, they offered a gasket that sealed the gaps between the fans. I'm not really sure if it have any effect on performance, but I think it just looks better with 15mm spacing rather than 20mm spacing.
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I was thinking that but I also saw somewhere someone using a siringe looking thing to push the coolant out. I need that.
What else came out? tongue.gif
I'm afraid of the biological properties too. I thought my drain system was pretty good until I added my second radiator on top. Now its just really difficult to get most of the water out. Take a look at my sig rig picture to see if there is anything else I can try.
I would think doing this would cause water to go everywhere.

Not if there's only one exit port.
post #64703 of 106461
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I blow compressed air through the top rad ports. That's if I absolutely need the whole thing drained.

That's what I do as well and it works really well but only if you truly need it thumb.gif
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I was thinking that but I also saw somewhere someone using a siringe looking thing to push the coolant out. I need that.
What else came out? tongue.gif
I'm afraid of the biological properties too. I thought my drain system was pretty good until I added my second radiator on top. Now its just really difficult to get most of the water out. Take a look at my sig rig picture to see if there is anything else I can try.
I would think doing this would cause water to go everywhere.

Get a simple siphon pump.
post #64705 of 106461
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You should check out the Rocket Science push in fittings - designed for 1/2" copper.
I notice he is now offering worldwide shipping for just $12

I would have bought those in a heart beat but they don't have black versions. They showed a black version in the prototype phase but I guess those didn't make it to full productions frown.gif

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Still using the 20mm spacing? I'll pass tongue.gif

Are there cases that actually use 16mm spacing? When I was looking two years ago pretty much every case I looked at still used 20mm.
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Are there cases that actually use 16mm spacing? When I was looking two years ago pretty much every case I looked at still used 20mm.

Interesting that my old BlackHawk Ultra had perfect fitting with the bottom UT60. But the top was way off and more likely 20mm. Had to take a drill to it to bore out the holes larger to catch them.


CL makes brackets that covers 15mm-20mm. I had no issues w/ mine except they're not designed for the large M4 screws I converted my UT60s to. Drill to the rescue again tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Ragsters View Post

I was thinking that but I also saw somewhere someone using a siringe looking thing to push the coolant out. I need that.
What else came out? tongue.gif
I'm afraid of the biological properties too. I thought my drain system was pretty good until I added my second radiator on top. Now its just really difficult to get most of the water out. Take a look at my sig rig picture to see if there is anything else I can try.
I would think doing this would cause water to go everywhere.

You can always use a drill pump too:

http://www.harborfreight.com/all-purpose-drill-water-pump-34302.html#.UzESXvldUto

Not my idea however. Lot's of people have suggested that before. I would however be careful on recycling the liquid coming out of it. I would use a normal drain to recycle most of the liquid and if I have to get rid of the last bit then I would use the drill pump. One advantage is that you don't blow air in the loop.
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Still using the 20mm spacing? I'll pass tongue.gif

Are there cases that actually use 16mm spacing? When I was looking two years ago pretty much every case I looked at still used 20mm.

15mm is pretty much the standard these days, because, well, 20mm spacing is an utter waste.
post #64710 of 106461
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15mm is pretty much the standard these days, because, well, 20mm spacing is an utter waste.

We are referring to 140mm radiators. Some cases just allow 16mm spaces while others just use 20mm. It would be nice it everyone would use the same.
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