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I have an EK MicroRes Rev2 that has an inlet on top, generally for filling purposes.

I want to use the top hole as an inlet for water and the bottom hole will go to pump, and I will use the side hole tied to a hose that goes up for filling kind of like a fillport.



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Should work like a champ.
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Fill port won't work as expected Im afraid.
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It is creative, but I wouldnt do it. Concern is that you would limit flow rate through the reservoir and the pump, though cycling through the bottom of the reservoir, will encounter turbulence in the waterblocks and pressure will likely be excessive at the WATER IN FROM GPU on your schema there. I think you will either have a back pressure issue or possibly flow problems. But I like the way you think.
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Should work fine. The earlier revision 1 of the reservoir didn't have standard sized fittings for the top and bottom ports, but the version 2 does.

Just make sure the end of the fillport is above the reservoir, or you'll have a leak.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Should work fine. The earlier revision 1 of the reservoir didn't have standard sized fittings for the top and bottom ports, but the version 2 does.

Just make sure the end of the fillport is above the reservoir, or you'll have a leak.
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post #7 of 13
I would recommend switching the fill port and the inlet, if you can, but it should work, just be aware you might have some bubbles from the watering that is entering the res.
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It is creative, but I wouldnt do it. Concern is that you would limit flow rate through the reservoir and the pump, though cycling through the bottom of the reservoir, will encounter turbulence in the waterblocks and pressure will likely be excessive at the WATER IN FROM GPU on your schema there. I think you will either have a back pressure issue or possibly flow problems. But I like the way you think.
This will not cause any problems. There won't be any resistance in the reservoir due to placing the inlet at the top. The space inside the reservoir is going to more than the space inside the tubing.
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post #9 of 13
So the way I see it, you want to swap the inlet and the fillport...

Why do you want to do this? I can only see negatives in doing this...
  • The falling water from the top inlet will create turbulence and add air bubbles
  • Could end up with more oxygen dissolved in your water which could mean higher production of cupric oxide at points of very high restriction. http://www.realredraider.com/vbullet...ad.php?t=11373
post #10 of 13
Still think you will want to use one way valves at the very least as the fillport can cause issues being lower than the inlet and the point I was making is pressure will build at the inlet. Turbulence in WC setups is normal in waterblocks and this is a common issue, however, I think you will have an issue with it due to the fall distance unless you run a sinker tube from the inlet to the dropoff near the fillport. But yeah, it will work - I was saying its not what I would do because the inlet itself is a wide mouth and you would have to adapt it which could cause a bottleneck and a pressure build up here. You want to avoid having to adapt anything. Maybe it just looks larger than it is - I dunno. That is the only reason I pointed out a potential issue with it. But I also said - I like the way you think cause if I had a spare reservoir sitting around I would be thinking something similar. It's quite creative.
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