Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-16-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
crazyjim30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Aylett, VA
Posts: 44
Fitting change

I need to change out the existing fitting on my faucet to one with threads so I can use a python. Can this be done? If it can, where can I find this fitting and how difficult is the change out? I'd appreciate any and all advice.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20120716_180537.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	59.9 KB
ID:	106994

I've included a picture that shows (sorta) the existing fitting. What can I say, I'm no photographer.
__________________

__________________
crazyjim30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 12:54 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
foster53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,626
the aereator should screw off and you should be able to use one of the adaptors that come with the python. If not a hardware should have one that will work.
__________________

__________________
foster53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
crazyjim30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Aylett, VA
Posts: 44
Thanks.
__________________
crazyjim30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 1,319
If its a typical faucet the aerator will screw right out. If you use a wrench or channel lock pliers you should use a rag around the fitting so you don't scratch it. There is an adaptor that comes with the python that has threads on both sides one side screws in where the aerator was and the other end is for the python.
__________________
tonedogz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
crazyjim30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Aylett, VA
Posts: 44
Thanks for the advice. I had to use a pipe wrench but it wasn't difficult at all. I've included a picture of the python while hooked up and operating.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20120717_172603.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	59.9 KB
ID:	107205
__________________
crazyjim30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:58 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
foster53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,626
So easy a caveman can do it
__________________
foster53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
crazyjim30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Aylett, VA
Posts: 44
Ugh. Me empty tank without breaking sweat.
__________________
crazyjim30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 08:37 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
foster53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,626
__________________

__________________
foster53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
change

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.