Few nooby questions

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Some super noob questions here :D

1. Can I run my radiator at an angle? ie: does it have to be FLAT or does it not matter?

2. How the hell do you get tubing over barbs, it's insane! Does it matter if they're only 1/2 over the barb (as long as it's really tight) or does it need to go right to the end?
 
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A radiator will work if air is being run over/through it, the angle wouldn't make the slightest difference. Having said that trying to mount it at an odd angle in a case? That would be a different matter.


Tried heating the end of the tube with your hands? Stretching it with some pliers on the inside in a few directions?
 
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I tried with pliers, that enabled me to get it on 3/4 but I just can't get it any further. I also tried running it under hot water from the tap before attempting to fit it :/
 
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Rad can be any way up really tho sometimes it can make it a bit harder to bleed thats all, as for the barbs, soak the tubing in hot water for a few seconds and it should help with getting them all the way on.
 
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I have G1/4 to 3/8 with 3/8 tubing.

I've managed to get the tubing fitted now. It was really easy once i put a tiny bit of distilled water onto the hose and fitting, easily slipped on then.

I've now got the loop filled, but strangely with 1/4 of a bottle of Mayhems X1. I'm sure that's not right.

It's a CPU, GPU, 360 slim rad setup. Currently attempting to bleed it now.

A few questions: should I be able to see water physically moving? Once the loop became full the water became static. Secondly, any good tips to bleed the system?

Update: got most of the air bubbles out, just little ones left going into the res from the rad and going to the pump. Fluid level still appears the same though.
 
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To see the water moving you can get a flow meter, either electronic or just a little fan style part that moves when water goes over it.

Some people prefer the mechanical because they can't really break, however they may remove from your aesthetic design choice.
 
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Ah, I'm not fussed about being able to see the water moving, just wanted to know if it was normal for it not to :p
 
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