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Old 05-17-2006, 02:49 AM   #1
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I bought a python gravel vac only to find that it won't attach to any of my facets. I don't think any adapter will work as none of my facets seem to have threads. Hopefully the store will allow me to return it. In the meantime does anyone have any suggestions for alternatives or am I pretty much stuck with a regular siphon? If so, are they all pretty much the same?

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Old 05-17-2006, 08:30 AM   #2
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Your faucet does not have threads? Have you taken off the end piece of the faucet? Or perhaps are the threads inside of the faucet? That's where ours are. (Sorry if I am confusing you Elle, I don't know the "technical" names)
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:18 AM   #3
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I agree, sometimes there are caps that hide the faucet threads. If not, a new faucet?
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go to the python site and they sell adapters for almost every make of facuet, if u dont want to by another piece, idk how long your python is but maybe running it to the faucet outside for your hose would work better for u?
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I agree that it is really strange that there are no threads... I thought there would be inside ones on my bathroom one as well but there really doesn't seem to be... I think maybe they are just worn. Its tiny but I was hoping to get an adaptor, but without any threads I don't think there is one for me. The kitchen one is too new and weird- no threads or caps. I did think about the outside tap but it would require getting a lot of extra tubing... but even so I am not sure that I really see myself using it in the winter.... I'm a wimp.
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http://www.pythonproducts.com/help.htm
Near the bottom has some help for this.
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i would try out the univeral adaptor they have then and see if that could work, but call em first, im sure they would be glad to answer a few questions
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there are deifinitely threads on your faucet, don't return it yet......most likely, if you can't see them from the outside, then they are inside.........did you have to take anything off first? if you did, then there are your threads, if not, then you are a wimp (jj)!! take a towel and wrap it around the faucet (towel saves from scratching the finish on faucet) and take a pair of pliers or channel locks and turn counter-clock wise and voila!!! good luck!
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I was going to get one of these today....sounds like it's totally worth the price.
I just didn't have the cash.

Are they as great as everyone says they are?
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In short, yes.
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