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Install quick disconnects and ur life will be much easier. I put them before my first block and after the last one so I can disconnect them, pull out the mobo tray from the rig, and then do maintenance. I feel ur pain on the spill. Before I put in qdcs I had a huge spill. about 500 ml of water sprayed out all over my rig (forgot to empty my 2nd res). Had to disassemble everything and reblock them for fear there was a little water left. Just dried it all off with a hair dryer and was back together and running within the hour. It was stressful for the first few minutes to see if sparks or smoke came from anywhere.
 
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Thanks for the comfort fellas. I about had a panic attack when I saw the middle card swimming in water and it leaking into a puddle on thw false floor. I took it apart nearly in tears thinking I just smoked $1500 worth of gpu. Now I know to be extra careful when working with links and bridges and blocks. No leaks so far...but whattya think: possibilty of a leak after everything heats up during use increasing or if it hasnt leaked in 36hrs of testing you should be home free? Lol. Yes I'm a concerned wc noob.

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post #23 of 29
This is why you leaktest, basically. If you pass a leaktest, you should be good (and you said it yourself, you missed an o-ring).

Clamps/Zipties help though, so yea, if you invest in those they may save your tubing eventually coming loose as well. Though, I don't know if that's actually a common occurence or not without them, but I figured for the extra few $ it's worth peace of mind (I bought some re-usable clamps, though zipties are fine if you can tighten them).
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post #24 of 29
Dont worry about the o-ring mishap.

When I first put an aftermarket top on my pump I forgot the o-ring, fried my pump, and leaked water all over the bottom of my case.

As for leak testing, I only leak tested mine for 8 hours (sleeping) and then I fired everything up. Been going 6 months strong with absolutely 0 problems / maintenance.
    
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Thanks for the comfort fellas. I about had a panic attack when I saw the middle card swimming in water and it leaking into a puddle on thw false floor. I took it apart nearly in tears thinking I just smoked $1500 worth of gpu. Now I know to be extra careful when working with links and bridges and blocks. No leaks so far...but whattya think: possibilty of a leak after everything heats up during use increasing or if it hasnt leaked in 36hrs of testing you should be home free? Lol. Yes I'm a concerned wc noob.

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once its good, the bridge should not leak. after my mishap, no further incidents with the bridge. One thing I do when Im reassembling the bridge is dip the o-rings in water (distilled of course ) and that keeps them in place on the connectors. It acts like a lubricant to make them setting into their cavities on the bridge too.
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My fingertips were wrinkled from all the dipping...lol. (and uber tightening these compression fittings from hell) Thanks for the words of advice and the help you guys...I feel much better...lol

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My fingertips were wrinkled from all the dipping...lol. (and uber tightening these compression fittings from hell) Thanks for the words of advice and the help you guys...I feel much better...lol

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Psst. Next time, like I wrote above, use some quick clamps. You can break the loop open anywhere and minimize the amount of liquid draining/leaks/dripping etc. It allows one to swap gpus in 5 minutes w/o having to drain the whole loop.


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Thanks TSM...I will remember that.
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Thanks TSM...I will remember that.
No prob, just hope it helps ya in the future. Btw, I added the end pic with the 2nd gpu added. It took 5 minutes to add and a few more to re-bleed the system.
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