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5 hours ago, Derrk said:

I'm located in the U.S. i'm having trouble finding this or something similar from other brands. The ones i have found are about $20 for something that i figured shouldn't be that difficult. Could i just use a spare fitting & extra tubing to create my own inlet tube? I'm using EK's multiport top, do you know if the inside of this cap uses G1/4 threads?

Theoretically yes but you want to make sure you don't use EKWB's fitting inside the res since the compression ring around it is aluminum, having that in contact with the fluid would not be good. 

 

As for options within the US performance PC and others carry this part. 

http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-res-x3-internal-tube-12-16-40mm.html

https://modmymods.com/barrow-g1-4-aqua-pipe-reservoir-fill-tube-fitting-long-version-black-twdlg-l.html

https://modmymods.com/barrow-g1-4-aqua-pipe-reservoir-fill-tube-fitting-short-version-black-twdlg-s.html

So i just ordered all the parts for a new custom loop, however there's one thing i forgot. My plan is to use a loop that refills at the top, but i forgot to order a tube for inside the reservoir to avoid splashing. EK has the part for cheap, but i don't want to pay the international shipping fee again. Amazon has the same part, but most of the sellers charge a lot & use international shipping. Does anyone know a cheap method i can use to feed my reservoir without splashing? A part comparable to this would be great

 

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-internal-tube-12-16-40mm

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12 hours ago, Derrk said:

So i just ordered all the parts for a new custom loop, however there's one thing i forgot. My plan is to use a loop that refills at the top, but i forgot to order a tube for inside the reservoir to avoid splashing. EK has the part for cheap, but i don't want to pay the international shipping fee again. Amazon has the same part, but most of the sellers charge a lot & use international shipping. Does anyone know a cheap method i can use to feed my reservoir without splashing? A part comparable to this would be great

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-internal-tube-12-16-40mm

Depends where your located but there are other brands out there that make that same part, you need to have that if you want to prevent excessive noise. 

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you could mount it upside down then you wouldn't have any problems with splashing.

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4 hours ago, W-L said:

Depends where your located but there are other brands out there that make that same part, you need to have that if you want to prevent excessive noise. 

I'm located in the U.S. i'm having trouble finding this or something similar from other brands. The ones i have found are about $20 for something that i figured shouldn't be that difficult. Could i just use a spare fitting & extra tubing to create my own inlet tube? I'm using EK's multiport top, do you know if the inside of this cap uses G1/4 threads?

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5 hours ago, Derrk said:

I'm located in the U.S. i'm having trouble finding this or something similar from other brands. The ones i have found are about $20 for something that i figured shouldn't be that difficult. Could i just use a spare fitting & extra tubing to create my own inlet tube? I'm using EK's multiport top, do you know if the inside of this cap uses G1/4 threads?

Theoretically yes but you want to make sure you don't use EKWB's fitting inside the res since the compression ring around it is aluminum, having that in contact with the fluid would not be good. 

 

As for options within the US performance PC and others carry this part. 

http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-res-x3-internal-tube-12-16-40mm.html

https://modmymods.com/barrow-g1-4-aqua-pipe-reservoir-fill-tube-fitting-long-version-black-twdlg-l.html

https://modmymods.com/barrow-g1-4-aqua-pipe-reservoir-fill-tube-fitting-short-version-black-twdlg-s.html

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21 hours ago, W-L said:

Theoretically yes but you want to make sure you don't use EKWB's fitting inside the res since the compression ring around it is aluminum, having that in contact with the fluid would not be good. 

 

As for options within the US performance PC and others carry this part. 

http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-res-x3-internal-tube-12-16-40mm.html

https://modmymods.com/barrow-g1-4-aqua-pipe-reservoir-fill-tube-fitting-long-version-black-twdlg-l.html

https://modmymods.com/barrow-g1-4-aqua-pipe-reservoir-fill-tube-fitting-short-version-black-twdlg-s.html

in theory, could i just use a g1/4 male to female extension? i've found lots of these for really cheap on amazon prime. I guess like you said earlier, my only concern would be if the outside is made of aluminum. These don't use compression rings.

 

https://www.amazon.com/EKWB-EK-AF-Female-Extender-Fitting/dp/B014DU35HC/ref=sr_1_57?ie=UTF8&qid=1532792769&sr=8-57&keywords=G1%2F4%2Bmale%2Bto%2Bfemale&th=1

 

https://www.amazon.com/Barrow-Female-Extender-Fitting-Black/dp/B01JPN09LW/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1532792598&sr=8-17&keywords=G1%2F4%2Bmale%2Bto%2Bfemale&th=1

 

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3 hours ago, Derrk said:

in theory, could i just use a g1/4 male to female extension? i've found lots of these for really cheap on amazon prime. I guess like you said earlier, my only concern would be if the outside is made of aluminum. These don't use compression rings.

 

https://www.amazon.com/EKWB-EK-AF-Female-Extender-Fitting/dp/B014DU35HC/ref=sr_1_57?ie=UTF8&qid=1532792769&sr=8-57&keywords=G1%2F4%2Bmale%2Bto%2Bfemale&th=1

 

https://www.amazon.com/Barrow-Female-Extender-Fitting-Black/dp/B01JPN09LW/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1532792598&sr=8-17&keywords=G1%2F4%2Bmale%2Bto%2Bfemale&th=1

 

Those are solid brass as they are one single piece but theoretically yes you can use those, barrow does sell their aqua-pipe directly on Amazon if you want to get it off amazon. 

https://www.amazon.com/Barrow-Aqua-Pipe-Reservoir-Fitting-Version/dp/B075TGHBF4/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1532804594&sr=1-7

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On 7/28/2018 at 3:03 PM, W-L said:

Those are solid brass as they are one single piece but theoretically yes you can use those, barrow does sell their aqua-pipe directly on Amazon if you want to get it off amazon. 

https://www.amazon.com/Barrow-Aqua-Pipe-Reservoir-Fitting-Version/dp/B075TGHBF4/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1532804594&sr=1-7

So i did order a g1/4 male to female extension, and the threading on the multiport top is actually larger than g1/4 so i can't use that.

I would order one of the parts you linked me, but what i dont understand is that those parts look like they have a female connection on the end. I need a male connection to thread into female multiport. 

 

I think im just missing something here

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26 minutes ago, Derrk said:

So i did order a g1/4 male to female extension, and the threading on the multiport top is actually larger than g1/4 so i can't use that.

I would order one of the parts you linked me, but what i dont understand is that those parts look like they have a female connection on the end. I need a male connection to thread into female multiport. 

 

I think im just missing something here

That's correct one side is male the other is female, the pipe threads through the top port itself and goes inside the multiport top, so it's not like the EKWB ones which connect from the inside of the multiport. 

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10 minutes ago, W-L said:

That's correct one side is male the other is female, the pipe threads through the top port itself and goes inside the multiport top, so it's not like the EKWB ones which connect from the inside of the multiport. 

Thats interesting, i hadn't realized that.

 

So just to be clear, the side with the extension is male & threads into the g1/4 on the top of the reservoir & the other side is female g1/4 thatll fit a regular compression fitting?

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2 minutes ago, Derrk said:

Thats interesting, i hadn't realized that.

 

So just to be clear, the side with the extension is male & threads into the g1/4 on the top of the reservoir & the other side is female g1/4 thatll fit a regular compression fitting?

And the extension on the male side is thin enough to fit through the opening on the multiport?

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5 minutes ago, Derrk said:

And the extension on the male side is thin enough to fit through the opening on the multiport?

Yes it's smaller than the threaded portion of the G1/4" to pass through so you would end up with a knurled section ontop of the res with a female thread for another fitting. 

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2 minutes ago, W-L said:

Yes it's smaller than the threaded portion of the G1/4" to pass through so you would end up with a knurled section ontop of the res with a female thread for another fitting. 

never should've doubted you. Thank you for the continued support

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9 minutes ago, Derrk said:

never should've doubted you. Thank you for the continued support

Wasn't able to find many photos of it but essentially like this, where the knurled portion at the cap is part of the aquapipe. 

Image result for aqua pipe reservoir

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found one with prime shipping & just ordered. I was worried i wouldn't be able to build this weekend. Thank you very much for your help, i think this piece will act better than the piece i was originally looking for

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Just now, Derrk said:

found one with prime shipping & just ordered. I was worried i wouldn't be able to build this weekend. Thank you very much for your help, i think this piece will act better than the piece i was originally looking for

You can run a loop without one of these, it just might have some splashing noises depending on how full you topped things off to. 

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