Home made Dual 380mm x 50mm water res's!! Finished!

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  1. Defyant

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    Hey guys ! couldn't see me paying 100au+ for those damm tank o matics!

    I was also after somthing a lil longer !

    Anyways thought i'd give making my own a shot,

    so off to the plastix center here @ syd and got me 2 x 380mm x 50mm clear perspex tubing and slice of 8mm clear doe end caps.
    a qik trip to Syd hose and fittings to see Gav there and picked up some sexy threaded blue elbows and a brass bleeder and it was back home.

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    being bloody sunday i couldnt find a gas thread tap :( so i improvised!
    a spare 1/4 fitting from the compressor a socket and a t bar :p

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    next i marked and drilled my end caps for the fittings.


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    time to start the threading!! a squirt of WD40 helps!

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    Grab the jigsaw and cut em out

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    Peal the protective paper off, sand and buff the edges shiny clear

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    stand the tubes on to check!


    Grab the old perspex glue and applicator!

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    and a nice even sqeeeze of runny glue around the joins


    and 10 mins later Duel water tubes!!!!!

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    Screw in the end fittings!

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    a qik water leek test!!!!


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    i was pretty supprised @ how easy this is to do!!! i know heeps of ppl havedone it here before, but i was very happy with the outcome, and i got the res's i wanted!!!!

    Custom brackets to come :)
     
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  2. petfoodonly

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    Very nice.

    how long till we can see it in a system?
     
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    im cutting the hole in the side panel tomorrow, then ill prep it up again and repaint it, holes are all marked in the side wall of the chassis , so hopefully buy weeks end :)
     
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    looking good!

    Green coolant and UV lights?

    The only problem i have with the res design (at a glance) is that with both barbs at the top it doesn't serve as an air trap. If your water level drops you will be sucking air. I've never used a res, so maybe i'm missing something.
     
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    thats the bottem :)
    this is the top with filler/bleeder valve
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  6. Snakez001

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    Nice job dude, classy.. ;)

    The perspex-glue, did U buy it or make it? Seen a few recipies around, but I never been able to make it work 8(

    Be nice if there was a way to have some bubbles rising thru the water.. :)
     
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    thanx mate :)

    just brought with the applicator , 8 bux all up from mem, blows me away how it bonds perspex...

    The setup is rock solid
     
  8. lukhangcheng

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    How do u fill up the second tube?
    if there is no bleeder valve up there??

    that's un-possible :p
     
  9. Zealot

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    They're connected dude. If you fill one, it'll balance to an even level on the other one by the connecting tube.
     
  10. ecroF

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    The water level in the second res should match the level in the first one. I'd say once the pump has been run once the water levels should even out????
     
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    I am pretty sure the AIR takes up space....
    see the pic.. only one side is filled up, and that's the side without the fill hole, think about it... the air can't go anywhere. it's like trying to fill up a CokeBottle Upside Down....
     
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    Can you give us a rundown on the costs of each item?
     
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    yep i believe you may be right there, it will need some sort of dump to "push out" the air in the second tube as it gets filled... i pretty sure..


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    wow very nicely done :thumbup:

    when i read the thread title thought you meant 380mm sized fan on a rad haha
     
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    Yeah, I think a bleeding port on the second tube would do the job.

    Or connecting both tubes together on the top via hose barbs, like on the bottom.


    Very nice job though. :thumbup:
     
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    or you could put long thin pipe from the crossover all the way just about to the top on each side..... maybe..... now I think about it i'm not certain......

    Get some smaller tube, cut matching holes in the top and join the two parts of the res..

    But you've already glued it up... bugger... bleed valve in the top of both towers now...
     
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    i was under the misguided impression that the pump would force fill them i could just bleed thru one side?
    ( the one with the bleeder sits higher as they are bolted on a 45 degree angel to the side of the case!)

    but an easy fix is just to drill a small hole top side of the second res and i can rubber plug it when done.

    Ruff cost all up ?

    tubes @ 380mm x 50mm @ 18.50 each
    Misc perspex for endcaps@ 5
    4 x threaded elbows @ 2.50 each
    Glue @ 3.00

    time to make? i recon after doing it once i could do it again in 40mins nps.

    the Brass bleeder valve was an added luxury but you could use a rubber plug or screw cap.
     
  18. Snakez001

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    huh !
    Cheep as chips, but good as gold.. Ya gotta' be grinnin'..

    If U have it at the 45deg angle like U say, with the tap in the top one. Water will not pass all the way along the tubes, it will take the shortest route:
    inlet>outlet>joining-tube>inlet2>outlet2..

    The joining-tube needs to be in the top(s) with the inlet in the bottom of one tube and outlet in the other tube..

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    If thats the way U wanted it..
     
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    Ear to Ear :)

    Thanx Snakez001, really appreciate that !!!

    So all i gotta do is flip the whole thing upside down, add another thread to the other tube, and use the 2 bends down there.


    put my joiner tube uptop and use the 2 left-over holes as filler bleeders! with caps :thumbup:
     
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    No prob's dude.. Would hate to see a nice bit of gear like that not working at its best.. ;)
     

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