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Additional Drain Tap on GPU Block?


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This might be a stupid question, but you don't know if you don't ask.

 

Just out of curiosity. Is fitting an additional drain tap on the GPU's water block a bad thing?

 

The rule of thumbs is fitting a drain tap to lowest point in a loop, this normally being the reservoir. The GPU block (in most cases) will be the second lowest point. 

 

Fitting tap there should help with clearing coolant from that side of the loop. 

 

Just want to know if my thinking is chaotically stupid or there is a reason why you shouldn't do it.

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Not stupid at all, I've done this on a couple different builds with great results. If you have a complex loop, adding drain fittings in a couple different spots can make it a lot easier to drain. 

 

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I have a drain port on my GPU right now. I'll let you know how to goes when I drain it.

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@Fluxmaven & @Sir Beregond Thanks for confirming, will definitely give it a shot now,

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I'll be tipping the case toward that corner when I drain it, but I don't see a reason for it not to work well, given my current setup. Retrospectively I should have just installed this on the other port on the left there, oh well. Will see how it goes come drain time.

 

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It'll probably go back on the reservoir when I do the rebuild though as I will be mounting and orienting it a little differently, whereas this would not fit on the res as it is now, partly because of the way the 45 degree Monsoon fittings are, blocking one of the inlets from use. I'll be using different fittings for sure.

 

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One of my tricks for getting the last pesky bits of fluid to drain out is to blow it out. I let it drain out as much as I can by just opening the drain valve and tilting the case around. Then I hook a short piece of soft tube up to a spare port somewhere in the loop, stick the tip of my blower into the tube and pressurize the loop. Any excess fluid makes its way to the drain fitting regardless of where it's located.  

 

 

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2 hours ago, Fluxmaven said:

One of my tricks for getting the last pesky bits of fluid to drain out is to blow it out. I let it drain out as much as I can by just opening the drain valve and tilting the case around. Then I hook a short piece of soft tube up to a spare port somewhere in the loop, stick the tip of my blower into the tube and pressurize the loop. Any excess fluid makes its way to the drain fitting regardless of where it's located.  

 

 

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Huh. I have one of these yet never thought to do that with it. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Fluxmaven said:

One of my tricks for getting the last pesky bits of fluid to drain out is to blow it out. I let it drain out as much as I can by just opening the drain valve and tilting the case around. Then I hook a short piece of soft tube up to a spare port somewhere in the loop, stick the tip of my blower into the tube and pressurize the loop. Any excess fluid makes its way to the drain fitting regardless of where it's located.  

 

 

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This is the best and only way i drain my loop now. I also have multiple drain ports set up so I can just drain sections of the loop for any changes needed

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12 hours ago, Sir Beregond said:

Huh. I have one of these yet never thought to do that with it. 

 

 

It is the only way to do it. 

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7 hours ago, Outsider said:

 

This is the best and only way i drain my loop now. I also have multiple drain ports set up so I can just drain sections of the loop for any changes needed

I do the exact same thing. 

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