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well I ordered some more sleeving to redo my psu, and make all my other cables the same color. I first went to just order the sleeving I needed from frozencpu, but it turned out to be more expensive than to just order the vantec kit from xoxide. I also ordered blue heatshrink from frozencpu. I just like the way green sleeving looks with blue heatshrink.

my wife is going to kill me when she sees the credit card bill!
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my wife is going to kill me when she sees the credit card bill!

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post #43 of 218
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I've seen some people suggest a drain plug at the bottom of your loop to make draining your water much easier. I figure since this is my first go round I may end up needed to drain it.

so, I know you get a T fitting and put it somewhere at the bottom of the loop, but what's the best way to plug it? does anyone else use a drain?
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post #44 of 218
I just disconnect my pumps out line and then turn the pump on with the hose in a gallon jug.
post #45 of 218
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alright, well I went shopping tonight I got some fittings and some water.

the fittings I got so I can plumb in a drain in the bottom of my loop to make changing fluid much easier.
1/2" barb T
1/2" barb w/ 3/8" threads on the other end
3/8" female brass pipe cap.

so, I just put the T near the bottom of my loop and then put a short length of tubing then the nipple and cap it off. to drain the whole system all I'll have to do is unscrew the cap . I'll have to see how everything turns out when I'm actually plumbing everything. I may decide not to use it bc I'm not exactly sure where to put it?

oh, and all I could find was just regular distilled water or purified water (reverse osmosis) I couldnt' find anything that said it went through more than one process to purify it, and I wasn't sure what was better so I got both.

so what's better?
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post #46 of 218
I would say distilled would be better as that is what you use in your car battery.
Funnily enough the water we have here in Adelaide is not a very high quality for we have little of it and the flouridation and all of the dirt that can be in it helps with the conduction and makes the battery work better, doesn't last as long though.
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post #47 of 218
Suggestion my friend.

I am hopping you are planning to keep your hoses with in the case?
This is what i have done.
The inlet and outlet hoses exit and enter the back of my case. After drilling a 1" hole. I used 2 small block Chevy valve cover PCV gromments to put in hole and slipped my hoses thru the gromments.
Looks clean and insulates the hoses from being cut or scard.

Good luck and i am still reading your log.
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post #48 of 218
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Originally Posted by lohoutlaw
Suggestion my friend.

I am hopping you are planning to keep your hoses with in the case?
This is what i have done.
The inlet and outlet hoses exit and enter the back of my case. After drilling a 1" hole. I used 2 small block Chevy valve cover PCV gromments to put in hole and slipped my hoses thru the gromments.
Looks clean and insulates the hoses from being cut or scard.

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what did you use to cap the hoses then? I do have a couple gromits that I may be able to do something with. I just don't have a drill to make the hole for them
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post #49 of 218
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what did you use to cap the hoses then? I do have a couple gromits that I may be able to do something with. I just don't have a drill to make the hole for them
The hoses coming and going from back of case run directly to heater core. Not sure what you mean by cap?
As for the hole. Just get a 1" hole saw at the hardware store.
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post #50 of 218
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oh ok, I misunderstood. your setup will be very similar to mine then.

all my tubing will be inside my case except for where it comes out to go to the heater core. The heater core will be mounted on the back of my case so there won't be much room there.

I went to home depeot yesterday to get a hole saw and all they had were the expensive ones $8. for the hole saw then another $11. for the universal deal that goes in the middle. it was one of those interchangeing kits. I didn't want to spend that much money to drill 2 holes.
Plus I don't own a drill anyway so I'd have to borrow one.
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