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Old 03-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Water Left in Python Tubing

I'm getting back into the hobby after about 20 years away. I'm loving it so far. I purchased a 75ft Python No Spill water changer setup. This is probably a dumb question but is there a good way to get all of the water out of the PVC tubing when you are done? I imagine this is fairly easy to do with a shorter length but my attempts so far with 75ft of tubing have not worked well. Any help or ideas are appreciated!
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA glad you found us here. What I do is just start rolling it up while it is still hooked up. Just remember to keep the roll higher then the sink so the water keeps pouring out.
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Have you tried letting the sink run to crate the suction and walk it to the sink, as your walking it start rolling up. That should push all the water out of the hose with your assistance and the suction going.

This is what I do and seems to work well...
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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Welcome to AA glad you found us here. What I do is just start rolling it up while it is still hooked up. Just remember to keep the roll higher then the sink so the water keeps pouring out.
^^^^^ haha great minds. As soon as I posted your post came right up at the same time lol.

Oh and to the OP. Welcome!!
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Have you tried letting the sink run to crate the suction and walk it to the sink, as your walking it start rolling up. That should push all the water out of the hose with your assistance and the suction going.

This is what I do and seems to work well...
I left it attached at the sink and walked it back but I still a decent amount of water left in the tubing. I did not walk it back with the water on. I'll try that next time! Thanks for the help and welcome!
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You gotta do it kinda slowly to give the water enough time to drain out. Another thing is once you do have it rolled up you can also spin the whole role to get the water out. Kinda hard to explain what I mean lol.
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You gotta do it kinda slowly to give the water enough time to drain out. Another thing is once you do have it rolled up you can also spin the whole role to get the water out. Kinda hard to explain what I mean lol.
Spin the whole role? Sounds...interesting. I have no idea what you mean though.
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If you spin it it'll work like an Archimedes screw.
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Come on Dino help me out here I know you know what I'm talking about lmao.
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Haha yes roll it up like a garden hose. Leave the Sink on. It will work. I got your back Matt
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