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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 07:25 PM - Thread Starter
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Need help for setting drain port in my pump/res combo

Hello guys, this is the first time I will water cool CPU and GPU, and I'm gonna be using the EK D5 pump and res combo unit, I see that there are only 2 ports (IN and OUT), so I need to connect a T splitter and a ball valve in the OUT port of the pump? I will show in the imagem below:

I need to connect the whole T splitter pluged with the ball valve in the OUT section of the pump like in the image bellow? And last question, how many fittings will I need for that? There are 3 fittings in the image that I can see (?), each one for each side of the T splitter?
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Either will work, but I believe you will have better system drain if you have your drain port on your inlet. I've had mine on my outlet, and once the res drains, it takes more work to get the rest of the system to drain. For your t-fitting, you'll need a male-to-male spacer/extender between the fitting and the inlet/outlet on your pump/res combo, the other side will use the fitting's thread. If you have a little extra cash, a dataVac blower really helps when it comes to draining your system. Otherwise, you'll be blowing air yourself and that's faint-inducing.


EDIT: When draining and you start to blow, or use a blower, don't make the mistake I made (and probably half the peeps here) and leave one of my other ports open, like on the top of the res. It will shoot out like a geyser.

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omg, why have I never thought of using my datavac...

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Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
omg, why have I never thought of using my datavac...

Haha! When I put two and two together, I stopped dreading the drain process. I got the extra fittings package just to get the one that fits almost perfect.

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=\ i've gotta install a new board this weekend, n my datavac is off in storage somewhere... Maybe i'll just use the shopvac to suck it out instead.

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Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
=\ i've gotta install a new board this weekend, n my datavac is off in storage somewhere... Maybe i'll just use the shopvac to suck it out instead.

FYI, I didn't use it to suck it out, but to blow it out. Your shop vac should be fine with the liquid, but a DataVac would probably fail if it's sucking the fluid out through the vacuum. Also, since a shopvac is way more powerful, I;d be wary of the pressure, but that's just speculation.

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Quote: Originally Posted by KCDC View Post
Either will work, but I believe you will have better system drain if you have your drain port on your inlet. I've had mine on my outlet, and once the res drains, it takes more work to get the rest of the system to drain. For your t-fitting, you'll need a male-to-male spacer/extender between the fitting and the inlet/outlet on your pump/res combo, the other side will use the fitting's thread. If you have a little extra cash, a dataVac blower really helps when it comes to draining your system. Otherwise, you'll be blowing air yourself and that's faint-inducing.


EDIT: When draining and you start to blow, or use a blower, don't make the mistake I made (and probably half the peeps here) and leave one of my other ports open, like on the top of the res. It will shoot out like a geyser.
And I don't need any fitting to plug the ball valve into the T splitter? Also where would I need to blow, sorry if I didn't understand correctly but I blow in a flex tube connected to where?

Thanks.

Edit.: When you mean blow is ''sucking'' the rest of the fluid with my mouth throught the ball valve?

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Quote: Originally Posted by ViTosS View Post
And I don't need any fitting to plug the ball valve into the T splitter? Also where would I need to blow, sorry if I didn't understand correctly but I blow in a flex tube connected to where?

Thanks.

Edit.: When you mean blow is ''sucking'' the rest of the fluid with my mouth throught the ball valve?

You are correct, you'll need two male-to-male extenders, one to your res and one to the drain port. My mistake.


When draining the system, with a tube length attached to the drain port to a tub or something, open the top of the res to alleviate the pressure, then open the drain and let physics do its thing. It will eventually lock up, so once one section seems empty, you can open a port, for me this is one of the unused top ports on my gpu block, attach a hose with fitting to that port (this is where you would either blow in or attach a blower), make sure all other ports are closed except for the drain port and begin the blowing process. Scary at first, but as long as you only have the two open (port that you're blowing to and drain that your coming out), you won't have water going all over your system. I still cover every area with paper towels to be safe. Save them for other crap if they don't get soiled. The pressure will release out the tube length into whatever you're using to collect the fluid, so best to keep it away from your computer, and lower for gravity to help. It takes time and depending on your tubing, rads and blocks can be a bit frustrating.

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Quote: Originally Posted by KCDC View Post
You are correct, you'll need two male-to-male extenders, one to your res and one to the drain port. My mistake.


When draining the system, with a tube length attached to the drain port to a tub or something, open the top of the res to alleviate the pressure, then open the drain and let physics do its thing. It will eventually lock up, so once one section seems empty, you can open a port, for me this is one of the unused top ports on my gpu block, attach a hose with fitting to that port (this is where you would either blow in or attach a blower), make sure all other ports are closed except for the drain port and begin the blowing process. Scary at first, but as long as you only have the two open (port that you're blowing to and drain that your coming out), you won't have water going all over your system. I still cover every area with paper towels to be safe. Save them for other crap if they don't get soiled. The pressure will release out the tube length into whatever you're using to collect the fluid, so best to keep it away from your computer, and lower for gravity to help. It takes time and depending on your tubing, rads and blocks can be a bit frustrating.
I think I understood now, after I drain the most I can without blowing (not sucking) throught the ball vale port, I detach the GPU fitting and plug a flex tube there (only when I see there is no more fluid in that tube and also on the block of the GPU, right?) and start to blowing? In my case I pretend to make my loop exact like this guy has done his, the only difference is that I'm gonna mount my GPU normally (not vertically), so I would detach one of that fittings (need to be the IN our OUT of the GPU block or it doesn't matter?) and plug the tube and blow?

Thanks for your help.
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Correct, keep the tubes connected to the gpu, but on the opposite side, open one of those ports, keeping in mind there could still be fluid coming out, every system is different and I haven't done a vertical mount before. It's section by section. Once the gpu area is drained enough, you can disconnect it from the rad or cpu, then do the same from that section.

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