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    Sorry if this is a silly question, i've read deton's explanation but on the Rads but how do we know which is the inlet and which is the outlet barb on the Rad?

    Is the let Barb always the inlet and the right outlet?

    It looks like HES connected the sandwich tubings from the left of the 1st Rad to the right side of the 2nd Barb of the 2nd Rad

    What happens if you connect the left barb of the 1st Rad to the left barb of the 2nd Rad?
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    AFAIK most of the rads dont have designated inlet/ outlet. So you can join them ie. left barb of rad 1 with left barb of rad 2 .. But with that setup i think the hot air thats being dissipated on inlet of first rad will go through the outlet of the second wich might have impact of overall temps ( but thats just my thinking.... no proof to confirm it)


    My quetion is how the heck did you screw them togheter?? The only thing i can cime up with is short hex screws and allen key.... am i right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    Sorry if this is a silly question, i've read deton's explanation but on the Rads but how do we know which is the inlet and which is the outlet barb on the Rad?

    Is the let Barb always the inlet and the right outlet?

    It looks like HES connected the sandwich tubings from the left of the 1st Rad to the right side of the 2nd Barb of the 2nd Rad

    What happens if you connect the left barb of the 1st Rad to the left barb of the 2nd Rad?
    Geralt is right about the ports.
    It is very difficult to connect 1st rad left port to 2nd rad left port. You need at least 50mm spacing between them to do this (double 25mm fans), because the bard hight is about 25mm high.

    To answer your question; with this type of connection is called parrallel. HES's sample is called Series.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    My quetion is how the heck did you screw them togheter?? The only thing i can cime up with is short hex screws and allen key.... am i right??
    You have short screws and you're right about hex screw. It's the easy one to use.

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    I'm just wondering about arranging the rads so that the threads face each other. Might be possible. I ordered some 45° fittings, but now over the holidays it will take forever till I get them... -.-

    About in/outlet: As has been stated above, the radiator is symmetrical so the inlet is just wherever you choose.

    Here is a closeup of how I connected the radiators:


    As you can see, I used short screws and each fan is connected to the top radiator at two points and to the bottom radiator at the two others.

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    but those screws look like a flat head ones..... how did you manage to screw them in??

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    Quote Originally Posted by HESmelaugh View Post
    I'm just wondering about arranging the rads so that the threads face each other. Might be possible. I ordered some 45° fittings, but now over the holidays it will take forever till I get them... -.-

    About in/outlet: As has been stated above, the radiator is symmetrical so the inlet is just wherever you choose.
    If you're haven't though of this way to sandwich the rad already and here you go. I though I'm going to share it with you so you can do the experiment.

    This is my concept mod design, haven't put into production yet therefore I don't know if there is any problem you will be facing or not.



    You need to have a minimum clearance of 55mm between rads to make it works. You need two custom fan shroud spacers, the thickness of two spacers combined of 25mm is a minimum. So the two facing bards won't touch each other. You can use acrylic or MDF board to custom make the shrouds. The shrouds will have dual purposes in this use, one is a spacer and the other is improving on air flow moment.

    Now all you have to connect a short straight tube instead of long tube with two extra 90° elbow. This is will eliminate some flow restriction. However, you still have to use at least 2 90° or 45° elbow fittings.

    For the mounting screws, you can use Hex Headed screw for easy mounting by using Alen key. The screws will be threaded thru the spacer to the rad. The only problem I can think of here is the Alen key might not fit into the spacing when you try to screw in opposite facing screw. If that the case then you have to alternating mounting like you did with your mounting.

    The intake air should be drawn from the Rad#2 because the coolant on this side of the rad should be already cooled and cooler than the Rad#1 side.

    There you have it go fire it up.

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    That's a very neat design, Deton!

    Unfortunately, I'm still stuck here waiting for some important parts I ordered. I need them for the testing but the order is taking forever to get here...

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