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Old 02-20-2004, 01:58 PM   #1
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I'm Begining to hate my Python.

I know everyone here loves theirs.

but I'm about to the point to where I wish I had never left the bucket brigade.


Sure, my python is great at making the sucking and replacing of water to and from my tanks easier.

But the mess it leaves behind does not make the job any quicker.


I have replaced the O rings, tightend it to an inch of its life, everything. but my python continues to spew water everywhere from the adaptor that screws onto the faucet.


I just did my weekly tank work on ALL my tanks, and I came back to find my bathroom was FLOODED under an INCH of water because the python had sprayed water all over the place worse than every before.

argh!

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Old 02-20-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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Mine does that as well. All I do is take a hand towel and drap it over the faucet. That way the towel is the only thing that gets wet. Try it, it might work for you to.

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Old 02-20-2004, 02:33 PM   #3
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Mine does that as well. All I do is take a hand towel and drap it over the faucet. That way the towel is the only thing that gets wet. Try it, it might work for you to.

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I did the same thing the first time I used it. I haven't had that problem since though.
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I do the same as the above posters, William. the hand towel gets wet and drips into the sink, problem solved.
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Agreed with the above. The water pressure is tremendously high, especially with the valve closed (I've had to actually tighten connections on my sink :P)
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Well, erm.. Yeah.

but I shoujldn't have to do it, since I paid money for the thing.. and then I have go go around and still workaround around it so it will work around.



.. What?
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lol, well you can basically fashion one out of a garden hose. Try that :P
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Er well. If my choice is putting a hand towel over my facets, or carrying 90 buckets of water each weekend.. I'm going with the hand towel
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Er well. If my choice is putting a hand towel over my facets, or carrying 90 buckets of water each weekend.. I'm going with the hand towel
Amen! lol

But honestly I only had the leaking problem the first time I used it. I guess I got lucky.
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Due to the fact that I'm still using the plastic fittings (never got around to purchasing brass ones) I don't like over tightening the fittings, so the leaks are to be expected. Fittings too tight and I can't get them off. Overall the hand towels seems to be the best resolution to the issue, at least for me.

William, your point is valid, you shouldn't have to do work-arounds. However, the hand towel beats mopping up an inch of water out of the bathroom!
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