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    In the world of water cooling is there such a thing as a quick release coupler for hoses?

    I am thinking of similar to those found on air lines for tools, you know, disconnect with almost no spill and self sealing
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    if anyone will know it's deton, off the top of my head the most advance connectors seems to be ones the quick connect and don't really need a hose tie, but will cause a flood if you pull them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    In the world of water cooling is there such a thing as a quick release coupler for hoses?

    I am thinking of similar to those found on air lines for tools, you know, disconnect with almost no spill and self sealing
    yes they do make them, Koolance does make them but they are quiet expensive. They cost around $10 a piece and you do need at least 4 pcs (2 male / 2 female) in one loop setup. The regular chrome bards only cost around $2-$3 each, and the compression fitting are around $6-$8 each.


    Most watercooling enthusiastics try to avoid using this type of fitting because;
    1. cost
    2. flow restristion
    I've seen some people use quick connectors for home water filtration system, the bulky plastic type. IMO, I don't like it, too bulky for a PC and they look ugly as well. We also try not to use 90 degree elbow connectors, it will hurt flow performance.

    One bad thing about quick connectors if you remove it regularly then it eventually wear off the seal inside and you have leakage. Quick connectors good when you have external cooling unit (rad or res), just disconnect them for easy transport.

    IMO, the only part I think it's good to use quick connector for is the video card, if you think you are going to upgrade the grfx card at every six months.

    Grumpy, are you thinking go for WC?
    Just remimber this; plastic bards are the cheapest, next chrome bards, next compresion type and last the quick type. These specially made for PC watercooling but you can find the subtitute one which are use for home plumbing but they don't usually look pretty though but cheaper.

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    I'm thinking of trying a setup in the workshop which , as there is no case, will let me get some experience of the fitting of cpu/gpu/nb cooling without the worry of "fitting it all in"
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    You could try a drain hose in the loop instead..........drain the system really quick into a clean bowl, make your change, refill the system if the liquid isn't scummy, top it up, and off you go.

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    Yes, a drainage hose or valve are very convenience, it makes your life much easier.

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