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Do I put the top on my res on tight or do I just. Leave on loose or leave it off completely. I think it could build up pressure with it on when the temps start to rise is this correct or is it bad logic ?
 
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post #2 of 11
It doesn't need to be tight. The water in your loop won't be under any compression.
post #3 of 11
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I'm asking should I tighten it or leave it loose. I think I'm more scared to have it tight then to have it loose. But what is best. Cause I feel if its too tight that it wont have away to release the pressure.
 
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post #4 of 11
It won't be under pressure. If you're wary, tighten it just enough that it can't undo itself, for whatever reason.
post #5 of 11
Just do it tight enough that when you tip your PC to get the air out after filling it won't spill
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn View Post
It won't be under pressure. If you're wary, tighten it just enough that it can't undo itself, for whatever reason.
There's slight pressure when air is drawn in to replace the water that is headed towards the loop.

If it was completely closed, the pressure couldn't equalize.
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post #7 of 11
Pressure does build up. I have 6 reseviors and one usually goes half way down after my loop equalizes. When I unscrew the stop fitting air releases and the water level goes up. After putting in a pressure relief valve the water level doesn't drop as far. Unequal pressure is usually a result of large loops and multiple components. If your loop isn't large I wouldn't worry about it. Most reservoirs are pressure tested higher than the pressure your pump(s) can put out.
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post #8 of 11
tighten it when the system is off

There's no real pressure to worry about. It takes over 30 PSI to damage anything
 
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post #9 of 11
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okay nice info all thanks alot.
 
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post #10 of 11
yeh.. just fyi I seal mine for the sake of not having water vapor escape or anything getting IN the water to corrode stuff and such. Nothing bad will come of sealing it ~ equilibrium is pretty hard to disturb unless ur water hits like 50C which is pretty rare in itself if u got good fans. I left my fans at 1k RPM while benching and the hottest my water got with 4400mhz i7 and SLI 285's was 41C at the radiator entrance. that's not hot enough to affect anything.
 
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