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I am looking to add a way to easily drain my loop without having to cut any tubing. I understand that there are quick disconnect fittings, are they trustworthy? The idea of something that can "quickly disconnect" and spread water all over the inside of my computer doesn't sound fun to me.

Anyway...here is my setup:
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At the top left of my case is where the water enters the radiator after coming from the pump. Since this tube is long, and would be easy to get to the outside of the case, it seems like a good place to put a place to drain. Another thing I have considered is putting a T there and draining that way.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: Just noticed that my title has "adding" spelled with 3 d's. Please don't make fun of me too much
    
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Add a T with the vertical end closed with a cap.

Need to drain? Remove that cap. As easy as that


I'm doing the same, but to fill the circuit. It works pretty well, to be honest
   
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post #3 of 18
1 Trim the ends of your zip-ties.
2 You should be able to edit the name of your thread iirc
3 Add a drain T in the loop where you feel it would be the most convenient.
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Add a T with the vertical end closed with a cap.

Need to drain? Remove that cap. As easy as that


I'm doing the same, but to fill the circuit. It works pretty well, to be honest
So, if I were draining the line, I would just let the pump run and pump all the water out down my drain pipe after uncapping it? Sounds easy enough...
    
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So, if I were draining the line, I would just let the pump run and pump all the water out down my drain pipe after uncapping it? Sounds easy enough...

Uncap the T, let the water in drain alone, and if the pump's not empty, let it do a quick shot of water so it lets out everything that remains. That if the T is on the lower side (gravity draining)


Don't take for granted that your rads will get empty though. Just the tubing and most of the circuit.

If you put that T on the upper side of the circuit you should be able to remove the water by pumping it, as long as there's water in the pump suction side of the loop, taking for granted that the pump's on the lower spot of the loop (and it should be)
   
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post #6 of 18
tline with a drain port adapter put it at lowest point in the loop so the water can drain easy.
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post #7 of 18
Quick disconnects are great if I had the money I would put them on every part in my loop.

seriously less than a drop of water escapes.
    
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Uncap the T, let the water in drain alone, and if the pump's not empty, let it do a quick shot of water so it lets out everything that remains. That if the T is on the lower side (gravity draining)


Don't take for granted that your rads will get empty though. Just the tubing and most of the circuit.

If you put that T on the upper side of the circuit you should be able to remove the water by pumping it, as long as there's water in the pump suction side of the loop, taking for granted that the pump's on the lower spot of the loop (and it should be)
So, looking at my loop in that picture...where would you suggest I put the T?

The reservoir is in the 5.25 bays and the order goes like this:

res > pump > rad > cpu > res

I appreciate your help.

I can supply a better picture if needed.
    
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Is there any issue with having a long tube on the T-line? Will it effect the lube at all? I imagine it would just have standing water in it?
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Is there any issue with having a long tube on the T-line? Will it effect the lube at all? I imagine it would just have standing water in it?
I would think that water would just sit in it, and block it off allowing the rest to follow the normal loop.
    
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