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post #11 of 27
use the tube things that most likely came with the res. you really dont want the inlet and the outlet of the res to be close because the water on top will indeed be stagnant to a degree. usually you get an attachment with the res that you put inside it to keep the water mixing up all the time.
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post #12 of 27
yes you have air in the pump and your going to burn it out. Fill the reservoir at least 3/4 full and start it with the reservoir open while shaking the case. Once it starts flowing then keep adding water to the replenish what is displacing air in the loop.
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post #13 of 27
Might not have enough pressure to get water into that pump. Take off the cap of the res and blow.. or pull off a end of tubing leading to the res and blow.
post #14 of 27
All good suggestions.
Did anyone notice that the pump inlet and outlet is perhaps wrong? Why is it upside down!
And please fill the reservoir to the top.
Why are you holding back on filling?
Edited by qUAan - 4/24/11 at 7:26pm
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post #15 of 27
Flip the radiator so the inlet and outlet are at the top. What I think is happening is that there is not enough pressure to pump the water up the radiator. I experienced something similar when I was doing an external leak test on the floor. I had the radiator leaving against the wall with the in and out closest to the floor and I had a similar result. When I turned the rad on its side, water flowed perfectly

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post #16 of 27
Fill the res all the way up, then close the cap, and shake the crap out of it. That should get water down into the pump. You want to fill up your loop as much as possible without turning on the pump, that way the pump has plenty of water to circulate.
post #17 of 27
make sure the "out" of the pump isnt going into the res. the res should be feeding the pump. also, the rad should have the fittings at the top. it is really hard to get the air out of a rad that is positioned with the fittings at the bottom like that.
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post #18 of 27
What's with the scream at 0:17?

Jesus christ, I almost died
    
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post #19 of 27
The pump in/out and the res in/out look fine, but the pump has no water in it. Also, move the tube inside your res from the top to the input side (leaving the coil in there is fine), you'll be able to fill the res to the top much easier.
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post #20 of 27
Sorry but I won't be of much help.

That sneeze was just hilarious though.

EDIT: Can you try running the loop with the pump laying down, instead of how it is currently?

You don't really have much restriction in your loop so I can't see what's the problem just from my point of view.
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