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Everything was working and I just went to check everything (I was folding for a leak test). Turns out I have a small leak... :/


What is the best way to get water out of a loop? Any tips? The water is like one drop at a time and rids the tube down to by PSU cable cover so no harm done.


EDIT: Turned everything on and no leak now... what the hell. Could it be the tubing adjusting to the barbs did I get it too hot too quick and expand to tubing? EVERYTHING has a clamp on it.


Looks like on the left side near the barb, it is coming off the radiator....

The RAD looks like it has a little rust brown coloration on the inside corners. So guess I will have to send the RAD back... -.-
Edited by Live_free - 2/4/11 at 12:08am
post #2 of 34
Check your gaskets and o-rings and tighten your barbs. Usually most people do 24/7 leak test. I usually don't do it and sprung a leak from my CPU block's barb onto an old 3870. It also depends on what tubing you use on the barbs. For 1/2" barbs I use 7/16" ID tubing for my setup because it creates a tighter seal on the barbs. If you're using 1/2" tubing that maybe what caused the leak. I've also heard of horror stories of people using Iwaki pumps and blowing water all over their PC components, probably too much pressure. I hope you have somewhere to release the heat in your system. I usually un-tighten my cap just enough for my MicroRes so the pressure created from the heat doesn't expand my tubes and cause a leak.

As for draining, you either had created a draining method before setup or you take it a part piece by piece and drain partially. I didn't create a setup where I could just drain it so I have to do it piece by piece draining whatever I can into a plastic food container. But when I do rebuild in the future I will think of a way where I could set it up to easily drain.
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I stuck a tube in my res all the way to the bottom, sucked on it and then let it drain into a bowl. I then put a very shallow wide bowl in my computer and undid the stopper on my 5970 becuase it's the lowest point of my loop. That worked for the most part. I'd keep a towel handy though
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I have to go to my morning classes now. I will post some pics later. It is coming off my rad. Like in the inside corner near the barb. I used 7/16 on 1/2 barbs. It isn't coming off the barbs I got them on tight and with good clamps.

I don't know why the rad would be leaking... It only seems to be leaking when the system is on.
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well I had a fitting leak once - dual rotary from BP. It only leaked when the system was on (more pressure when pump runs).

However if this is coming from your radiator, it might be that you punctured it by screwing in the fan mount screws too far - no biggie, can be repaired. Just have a look and see if it really is the radiator that the water is coming from
    
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I'm gonna disconnect everything and take the fans off to see if I can find the exact spot it's coming from. I made sure my screws for the fans weren't hitting the rad. Maybe I tightened the barbs to hard and created a hairline crack because I did use a wrench. It is definitely coming from the rad though.
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It's coming off the rad?

Did you puncture a rad tube with a fan screw? That would severely suck...
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Don't think so because I checked it over like 10 times.
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Originally Posted by rubix_1011 View Post
It's coming off the rad?

Did you puncture a rad tube with a fan screw? That would severely suck...

If I punctured the rad wouldn't it leak regardless? I think it is a hairline crack because it only leaks when it is on.

Also I was getting about 72c at 4.2ghz 1.325v max during folding. Is this normal? I was expecting about 65 or ever 60 max load. Could this he in part due to the radiator problem or did I mess up at mounting.
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