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I just added my new radiator to my loop, using braided PVC tubing I got from home depot. I put the 240 on the back, and connected everything, but the tubing isn't filling up all the way, it's just kinda falling downhill once it gets into the case. I don't understand why.
Also, the pump is excrutiatingly loud.



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That tubing is designed for household pressure. You're killing your pump!
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That tubing is designed for household pressure. You're killing your pump!
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That tubing is designed for household pressure. You're killing your pump!
What exactly does that mean? That the tubing is more restrictive? How would it kill my pump?
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That tubing is designed for household pressure. You're killing your pump!
What? Tubing isn't going to influence the pump like that.

Sounds like your pump is drawing water in, a fairly common problem when bleeding the loop with those res / pump combos. There is a guide on here to bleed it easily, I'll find it and link it.

Edit:

Guide by Simpletech here. It is nothing to do with your tubing.

I can even see the bubble in the pump inlet pipe (second photo). You are just recirculating some air.
Edited by GingerJohn - 1/22/11 at 4:31pm
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post #6 of 15
Well I...braided pvc? I was under the impression that nothing other than tygon should be used on a loop. My mistake, I'll retract my comment.

I thought maybe the PVC didn't have the same flow quality lab. grade 3603 does.
post #7 of 15
The pump noise is caused by air in the loop. The reason the tubing isn't filling all the way is because there isn't enough flow to force the air to leave. Try tiling the case around while running the pump (make sure the reservoir cap is firmly screwed in) to get the air out. The pump noise should go away once you get all of the air bubbles out of your loop.
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The x20 pump does not have a lot of head pressure, only 6.5ft. That happend to me, and what it actually is IS a LOT of air. It's going to take you forever to get it bled out and running properly. Literally hours and hours it's going to take you turning the psu on, off, on off, to fill it up. Not to mention you probably have 10 feet of tubing total, and it's going up and down, up and down, all over the place. Good luck though.

Edit.... WAIT, is that a mcp355 in there?
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The pump noise is caused by air in the loop. The reason the tubing isn't filling all the way is because there isn't enough flow to force the air to leave. Try tiling the case around while running the pump (make sure the reservoir cap is firmly screwed in) to get the air out. The pump noise should go away once you get all of the air bubbles out of your loop.
It seems to be working itself out now, it's just that I'm used to it only taking about 5 minutes for all of the big air bubbles to go away and the pump to quiet down. I was just worried because it's been about 25 minutes.
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The x20 pump does not have a lot of head pressure, only 6.5ft. That happend to me, and what it actually is IS a LOT of air.
Good info, but that isn't an X2O pump. It looks like the XSPC dual bay res for a single Laing pump, using either a MCP 350 or a MCP 355, both have plenty of power so long as you have water, and no air, at the inlet.
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