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WolfBane July 12, 2008 06:36 PM

If you want to change the water color in your system ,How do you guys drain it ?

Infiniti July 12, 2008 06:52 PM

When I still had my watercooling around, I use to drain it by disconnecting taking the tubing off the pump, but make sure you have a large bowl under it to do it. :haha: But if your pump is not at the very bottom of your system (It should be) then you disconnect whatever is at the very bottom.

3.0charlie July 12, 2008 06:57 PM

I always build my loops with enough tubing to remove the res from the case, lowering it to the lowest point possible, opening the fill cap and flipping the res over. Works like a charm.

WolfBane July 12, 2008 07:08 PM

Ok that sounds good but why not add a line with a valve of some type at the lowest point in the loop and use that if you ever needed to drain a system? just wundering?

3.0charlie July 12, 2008 07:09 PM

More leak possibilities.

WolfBane July 12, 2008 07:37 PM

Very true the less componets the less headaches lol
Ok let me ask this how often does one need to redo the water in a wcing system?

3.0charlie July 12, 2008 07:52 PM

The loop? I've stopped counting how many times a long time ago...

Cptn Vortex July 12, 2008 07:53 PM

If you do it right, and dont change parts around, you should be able to leave it for ever.... Just as a rule of thumb you need to top your fluids up every few months or so.

WolfBane July 12, 2008 08:10 PM

lol john you change colors alot do you ? lol and paul you say when you ship my system that it is a sealed system?
if so then how do i add ro (distilled) water to the system due to evaporation ?
Also these rezs you guys talk about they arnt sealed huh ? they have a lid i assume?

3.0charlie July 12, 2008 08:15 PM

Change colors? Nah. Change parts? Yes...

A loop is a closed system, sealed in the sense that there are no leaks possible if the hoses are properly connected. Your reservoir: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech with a top filler point.

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