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Old 02-16-2006, 07:39 PM   #1
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Can't get Remove the aereator on the Faucet for Python

I just bought the Python, ever so excited, and now I can't get the aerator off. I tried a wrench but the grip keeps slipping. This is a bathroom faucet BTW. Do you guys have any tips? Thanks in advance.

Oh and a second question. Its been 5 years since my last aqurium. I still have the filter media from my previous aquarium. If I remember correctly this can speed up the cycling process. Is the media too old to use?

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Yes, it's too old, it will have dried right out (dead)

As for getting the aerator off, try putting a piece of rubber under the pliers. Rubber will grip it better then teeth (unless you want to trash the aerator)
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:46 AM   #3
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The aerator might be corroded or have lime build up. Try soaking it with some CLR or similar remover. <Put CLR in a small cup & hold it up to the faucet.>

Soak for 5-10 min & try the plier with rubber grip trick again.
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I agree with the CLR. It will help break up some of the buildup, and make it easier to break the aerator free so you can take it off. Also a piece of rubber will help too.
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