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I am just about to order some new liquid and tubing to redo my loop as the tubing and white liquid has gone a brown color for whatever reason. When i built it the last time it was my first time and i didnt run a drain line in the loop, this time i will so my question being do i just run tubing from the spare port on my pump with another barb and get an end stop or is there somewhere else this should be? or a different way this should be done.

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The drain line should be either directly after the pump or alternatively at the very lowest point of your loop.
 

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The drain line should be either directly after the pump or alternatively at the very lowest point of your loop.
So i cant run it from the extra port on my pump top? there is three ports. I have the ek acetal black top on the d5 vario pump. Would have to use a T fitting of some sort? in the outlet tubing? my pump is the lowest point of the loop in the bottom of the case

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So i cant run it from the extra port on my pump top? there is three ports. I have the ek acetal black top on the d5 vario pump. Would have to use a T fitting of some sort? in the outlet tubing? my pump is the lowest point of the loop in the bottom of the case

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Yeah running the tube from the pump top should work fine. Preferably it should be a outlet port but either way it should work.
 

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Yeah running the tube from the pump top should work fine. Preferably it should be a outlet port but either way it should work.
Thanks for that yes i have just checked the top specs sheet and the additional port is an outlet. I don`t plan on the liquid discoloring again, although i did not this time either, i can only assume its from the rad although i did run de-ionised water through it first to flush so the plan will be for service only not the whole re-tubing again this time when needed.

Noob question 2 - can you swap the outlet and inlet of the radiator or not? my tubing has to cross back across my gpu x 2 and it would fit better the other way round.

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Thanks for that yes i have just checked the top specs sheet and the additional port is an outlet. I don`t plan on the liquid discoloring again, although i did not this time either, i can only assume its from the rad although i did run de-ionised water through it first to flush so the plan will be for service only not the whole re-tubing again this time when needed.

Noob question 2 - can you swap the outlet and inlet of the radiator or not? my tubing has to cross back across my gpu x 2 and it would fit better the other way round.

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As long as the res is directly connected to the pump inlet the rest makes little difference. Putting the res on the outlet side would make filling the loop almost impossible so don't do that.
 

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As long as the res is directly connected to the pump inlet the rest makes little difference. Putting the res on the outlet side would make filling the loop almost impossible so don't do that.
No just the out and in of the radiator could do with swapping just because of better tubing fit.
 

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This is my drain method:

"T shape" thread with a valve that can be closed and opened, right outside of the pump.




 

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That looks good, i will have a look at those tonight when i spec the new tubing and the liquid.
 

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ok i see you have a question that i as well need an answer to

my xspc 750 raystorm rx240 comes today

i was goign to set it up like this http://www.overclock.net/t/1218332/fixing-my-dull-case-project-thread but then how can i drain it ?
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the pump is IN the reservoir
You would have to put a drain line on the res outlet tube i believe using a t splitter and end stop same as i will just in a different place
 

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You would have to put a drain line on the res outlet tube i believe using a t splitter and end stop same as i will just in a different place
ok but if i dont do that now will i be able to later?

i dont think i can wait to order more stuff seeing as it would only arive next week
 

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ok but if i dont do that now will i be able to later?

i dont think i can wait to order more stuff seeing as it would only arive next week
Well that`s up to you, i didn`t do it the first time and now i have to replace my liquid and tubing due to discoloration and it will be a bigger job than with a drain tube i suppose. The next time i need to change liquid hopefully won t need to change the tubing so draining and re-filling with the drain line will be easy.
 

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ok but if i dont do that now will i be able to later?

i dont think i can wait to order more stuff seeing as it would only arive next week
i have a kit like that and i've added a gpu block, 360 rad, all at different times, going to add a fill/drain port on the back of my case so i just have to tilt it 90 degrees(used to drain out of the fill port on the res, that was a PITA though)
 

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seems the new xspc kits with he black res/pump have a drain plug in the bottom, i was surprised but have no idea how twisting the cap off it will be with a full reservoir!!!!! lol
 
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