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post #11 of 17
never done a leak test in my life. loop in and filled. job done.
     
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post #12 of 17
Make sure you don't puncture the rad. I did that by using wood screws to attach to the rad. Oh yeah it's F.U.B.A.R.
    
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post #13 of 17
1) Leak test properly, the full 24 hours. I've had a loop leak a couple drops in the late hours of this test. Even the most careful and best installers will make mistakes from time to time.

2) Don't mount your cylindrical res horizontally. It's really hard to make sure the pump always has water since your vertical height is so low. It's not impossible and I'm still using a horizontal setup, it's just so much more work. Also, if you're going to go horizontal, try to make your in and out port as far away from each other as possible.

3) Make sure you have a variety of screwdrivers and always use the proper size for screws. I've stripped several screws from being lazy and using the wrong screwdriver. Take your time with every screw....it's 10x more work to deal with a stripped screw than had you just taken your time.
post #14 of 17
Use clamps, even if you do end up using 1/2 barbs with 7/16's tubing.
post #15 of 17
Only leak I've ever had (in around 3 years of wcing) was recently. My helix res wasn't sealed (from factory) where the cathode inserts into the res. Just killed two hdds. No big deal. Thankfully I use a mirrored raid. It was nothing that some teflon tape and some silicon couldn't fix
 
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post #17 of 17
i just replaced my drain tubing tonight and not any leaks went simple and easy.
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