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post #1 of 5
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So I have seen many tutorials and have it in my head how to put my loop together. One thing I overlooked though was a fill port and draining.

What is the best way to fill a system? I am guessing a T-Junction fitting with a tube connected to a fill port mounted to the top of the case.

Also how do your drain your loop without getting components wet?

How do you monitor the distilled water level in your loop so you know how top it off?

Also how often should your loop be drained and refilled? I know annually you should clean your water blocks.
post #2 of 5
Dude....you need a clear res, that's the answer to all your problems. Hopes this Helped.
post #3 of 5
to add a drain to the loop put a T junction at the lowest point in your case, and put a plug in it... much the opposite of the fillport @ the top. the vast reality is that if you need to "fill" your loop theres an issue, like a leak, you shouldn't have to fill it too often after the first week or so. after the tubing absorbs some water, that will require you to add more, but past that, you should be fine.
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post #4 of 5
Drain port off a T, fill tube connected to the topmost port hub of the res in question to a fill port located anywhere above the res. Or simply locate your res in the lowest portion of your loop (above the pump(s)) where it can simply be tilted over into a container.
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post #5 of 5
I simply changed out the plastic fitting on the res I use, with a G1/4" fitting, and ran a line out of the computer and up the rad, installed a nice screw style fitting, and presto, fill line at a higher water level than the system usage.

As far as drainage, meh rad is outside of the case, and has 2 in/2out fittings, making a tilt and drain a snap. Though about doing exactly as has been described here though, a T, or maybe a ballcock fitting going out to the rad... lots of ways to skin a cat I suppose. 90 percent of a good solution is just coming up with a solution before hand!
 
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