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phiber

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i have an external fishtank that cools my computer....so i need to take my pipes out the back of my case....to do this i use my PCI slot....but wat i have to change water or mave it around...i have to take over 2-3 feet of piping out of the PCI slot....and this is without spilling it on my computer...(i have already spilt water on my mobo accidently....becuz of thiss) now wat im thinking is to get some sort of valve/barb combo in which i will cut holes on the side of my ccase and put the barbs on the inside and outside of the side and then a valve inbetween....so when i want to take the pipes apart....i close the vavles and take the pips off on the outisde...and im set to go....now tell me....is this feasible if this is...wat would i need?
 

Krusty

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phiber said:
i dont know wat they are....

If they are what I'm thinking of, they would probably hinder water flow big time. I'm thinking of those connections where you pull on a metal ring on the outside to disconnect the two ends and a small piston pops into the hole where water would normally flow --kind of like those gun trigger water hose things.

My suggestion would be a simple valve that has completely open flow when the handle is parallel with the pipe and completely closed when it is perpindicular with the pipe.

Two of those on the outside rear of your case with a joint in the middle that could be easily connected or disconnected would be perfect. Then the only leaking water you would have would be the small amount between the two valves.
 
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phiber

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im not sure wat your trying to say....?
and if i got brass....would it have corrosive properties with my copper block?
 

Sonny

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The only thread I found here with a similar request is THIS but the link to the site that were selling it is either dead or they no longer exist.
 
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phiber

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i dont really like those things....
i wanna get some stronger than that...and im going to home depot now...so wat should i look out for?
 

Sonny

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How about THESE?

ft-lcserieslg.jpg
 

Krusty

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What I'm thinking of would wind up looking a bit like this:
sw2.jpg


That pic is part of the swiftech water cooled system shown in this review

In that case, the valves are used for refilling the system, but it pretty much has the parts I'm thinking of. A couple of those valves seen in the center to switch the circuit from open to closed so you don't lose any water from either end of the system when taking it apart. Then between the two valves, you have something you can disconnect. Perhaps a joint that you can unscrew or even a plastic barb with some silicon tubing and a hose clamp that you can remove.
 

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Dont they have 1/2s? A quick google search should turn something up.



Edit They got 3/8s!LOL!!!!!!!!!!! I bet another manufacturer has the proper size that you can use:D
 
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phiber

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well....i need 3/8 fittings....went to home depot...they didnt have anything that made sense...
 

gone_fishin

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You need to do a little plumbing:)
What you need is four barbs that adapt to 1/2" copper pipe, four shutoff valves, the kind you would see under your kitchen sink, 4-2" X 1/2" copper pipe and two union joints. Get the kind that uses compression fittings on the copper pipe. One line would go like this:
hose-barb-stub(soldered to 1/2' X 2" copper pipe)-shutoff valve-1/2" X 2" copper pipe-union joint-1/2" X 2" copper pipe-shutoff valve-1/2" X 2" copper pipe-barb (solered to end of last pipe).

Get the size barb that will work for your diameter of hose you use.

When you go to move your rig just turn all four shutoffs and take apart the two unions with a wrench. You will get no spills and it will hook back up easily.

Now take your list to the hardware store and have fun plumbing.

PS. Don't forget to let your asscrack hang out just like the professionals:)
 
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phiber

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woah the only part i dont like about that is the part where i have to solder....i dont have those torches that you need...
 

gone_fishin

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All you would need is a little propane tank and a screw on torch head, all from local hardware store. It's all very cheap and you can reuse the head for a lifetime.
 
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phiber

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gone_fishin said:
All you would need is a little propane tank and a screw on torch head, all from local hardware store. It's all very cheap and you can reuse the head for a lifetime.
how much you think this will cost?
 

Krusty

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phiber said:
woah the only part i dont like about that is the part where i have to solder....i dont have those torches that you need...

You don't even need solder, actually. There is a copper epoxy used in place of solder for fire sprinkler systems. You don't want the joints to fall apart in the heat of a fire just when you need them, after all. I used some on my radiator since the gaps were a bit too large to fill in with solder. I found the stuff at home depot and it smelled funny like fish (ok, didn't need the fish comment, but it's interesting). I went over to ACE hardware recently to pick some up, but found they didn't have that particular kind of epoxy there.