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Just put together my first loop and proceeded to leak test it and ran into some problems.

Now I read that the res should go before before the pump and this is how I thought I installed it. The layout of the pump looked like I had it right, but when I researched futher I found out that I had it wrong. So the pump is before the res. Here is a pic of my setup:


Sorry for the sideways pic, apparently thats how my iphone likes to do things.

Now here is the problem, I pretty much have zero flow currently. Is there anything I can do to fix this situation? Or is my only solution to switch the tubes leading to the inlet/outlet of the pump to make the res before the pump?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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res> pump > rad > block

what kind of pump...... with my danger den, i had to turn the system on/off numerous time to get it to kick on... it was a total pain... keep turning it on.off and tilting it... itll go....trust me.,.... just keep turning it off/on
Edited by KOBALT - 12/26/10 at 10:43pm
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He needs to make sure the pump will pull water from the res tho as the inlet from pump is connected to the res.
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post #4 of 12
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If I am understanding what I read correctly; right now I have the outlet of the pump connecting to the res. The inlet is connected to the rad.
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post #5 of 12
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He needs to make sure the pump will pull water from the res tho as the inlet from pump is connected to the res.
yup, that's an important issue.
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If I am understanding what I read correctly; right now I have the outlet of the pump connecting to the res. The inlet is connected to the rad.
You got them backwards the pump needs to pull water from the res on the inlet then it will pump it thru your system from the outlet. Need to fix this asap so you dont burn your pump up its probly running dry alot thats why you got very little flow.
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If I am understanding what I read correctly; right now I have the outlet of the pump connecting to the res. The inlet is connected to the rad.
That is your problem. You have to switch that so that the pump will prime itself. I have the same pump and the one coming out the side needs to be connected to the reservoir.
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Yea I figured thats what I'd have to do, just didn't want to have to drain and refill. Well, I just got done doing the switch, a lot easier than I thought it would be. Everything is working great now, thanks everybody for the help.
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Did you watch any my vids in the wc stickys or look in the wc stickys in general. Have links of my vids in Sig. Could of saved you a headache.
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post #10 of 12
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I did juggalo, actualy all of them. I just was a jack *** and assumed that I knew which way my pump pumped, but I was mistaken heh. Btw you're videos were very helpful when I was first researching on water cooling, thanks for them.
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