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Old 02-20-2004, 04:47 PM   #11
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Leaking Python

I've never used the brass fittings, but I think they may at least reduce the leak problems. Here is python's web site:

http://www.pythonproducts.com/

You could email them with your problem.
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Old 02-20-2004, 05:03 PM   #12
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and it sure beats the bucket brigade . It's funny how many people have discovered the hand towel method. I'm gonna phone customer service at Python, id I get a response, I'll let everyone know
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My python sprays everywhere too, but I hook it up in my bathtub and can pull the shower curtain over to contain the spray. I can see how it would make a mess if you had it attached to a sink faucet.

BTW, I'm convinced that the Python hardware is made by Melnor, a manufacturer of garden hoses and lawn sprinklers. Python just puts their name on it and jacks up the price 400%.

Open this link and scroll down to the very bottom.
http://www.melnor.com/products/hose_repair.asp
That's the same connector on my python - down to the color of the plastic!

Halfway down this page is the shutoff valve.
http://www.melnor.com/products/other_accessories.asp
$7 at Petco; $2.49 at my garden center!

I bought the deluxe quick-connect kit and an extra hose connect kit at my garden center for $6.99.
http://www.melnor.com/products/quick_connects.asp
Now, I can quickly attach and remove my python from the faucet without the constant worry of stripping the plastic threads. I can also quickly change out the gravel vac attachments at the other end. I have two - one for the big tank and one for the Q/H tank.
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Knocking on wood here, but I don't have a problem with my python. I attach it to the kitchen sink. I might get a little spray once in a while or a drip but that's taken care of by the loop I leave in the sink. Water drips down the hose and off the bottom of the loop in the sink.
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I have the same problem also.
The plastic pump is striped where it hooks to the faucet.
Sometimes it falls off in the middle of a water change.

GRRR!!!!!!
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I phoned Python yesterday. Spoke to the owner and inventor of the product (Lance), who told me he made the first one for himself as an avid hobbyist. Well, a very upfront likeable guy.

I explained that on this forum most had the same complaints and asked for his advice. He did say that some spray couldn't be helped and advised using the brass fitting. There's just so much darn pressure needed to create the flow.
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Update. I just wrapped some teflon plumbers tape around the brass fitting. Problem seems to be solved.
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I have to get the brass fitting! Is it a standard part I could pick up at HD or a plumbing place, or a specialty item only available from python?
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IMO corvu, the simplest thing to do is order it from Python. www.pythonproducts.com
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Corvu,

Check the garden section at your HD. They sell the brass fittings there together with hose repair kits. Pick up some teflon tape in the plumbing section while you're there too.
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