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I am preparing to put the loop I have been testing into my system and I had a couple questions:<br />
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1) Does the reservoir need to be placed at the highest point in the loop if I intend to be able to bleed the air refill the system from the reservoir? This makes sense to me, but I had never read this anywhere.<br />
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2) When replacing the coolant, how do you drain the system without the coolant going everywhere? Do You really have to take the whole loop out (un-mount all the waterblocks in order to remove it before draining the loop?<br />
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3) I will be going on vacation for a month, which means my system would just be sitting there. I will be using MCT-5 coolant (from Danger Den), do I need to drain the loop before I leave and clean it out (with rubbing alcohol) before I leave in order to avoid corrosion?<br />
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Thanks in advance for the advice, it helps to have people that have done this all before - I'll post pics when I've got it all running - it'll be a sweet set-up (no UV though).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I am preparing to put the loop I have been testing into my system and I had a couple questions:<br />
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1) Does the reservoir need to be placed at the highest point in the loop if I intend to be able to bleed the air refill the system from the reservoir? This makes sense to me, but I had never read this anywhere.<br />
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2) When replacing the coolant, how do you drain the system without the coolant going everywhere? Do You really have to take the whole loop out (un-mount all the waterblocks in order to remove it before draining the loop?<br />
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3) I will be going on vacation for a month, which means my system would just be sitting there. I will be using MCT-5 coolant (from Danger Den), do I need to drain the loop before I leave and clean it out (with rubbing alcohol) before I leave in order to avoid corrosion?<br />
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Thanks in advance for the advice, it helps to have people that have done this all before - I'll post pics when I've got it all running - it'll be a sweet set-up (no UV though).</div>

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</div> 1- yes for general use..<br />
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2-I use one of these Danger Den fil-ports for a drain, T it into the lowest line in your loop... <a href="http://www.dangerdenstore.com/product.php?productid=245&cat=35&page=1" target="_blank">Danger Den :: Misc. Hardware :: Fillports and T-Lines :: Brass Fillport</a><br />
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3- No need to drain your loop, it will be fine.....EDIT: If your pump is in the lowest part of your loop this isn't really a concern, but make sure your pump has not lost it's prime before restarting after it has set unused for long periods of time..
 

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1. your res doesn't have to be at the highest point, but it would help <br />
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2. you can cut the tubing at the lowest point, turn your computer upside down, plumb in a drain... there are a number of ways to drain your loop<br />
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3. you can leave your computer alone for quite some time w/o draining it
 
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