Is there a wc hose that will fit on this faucet?

Algae Eater

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I want to buy a water changing hose that connects to the faucet. The problem is, none of mine allow a hose to hook directly up to it. Here is a picture of the faucet I would probably use. (I'm assuming it's a standard size.) Is there a brand of water changing hose that can accomodate this kind of faucet? OR is there an adaptor I can buy? I'm really looking for somebody who has dealt with this themselves and can tell me the exact brand and model of the hose or adaptor they used, but any advise is helpful!

Also, do the water changing hoses require a deep sink?
 

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navyscuba

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Usually the water change hose kits have to adapters to fit from the Python to the faucet. You have to take the aerator from the faucet and put the adapter there and then hook up you python there. When you are done just take it off and put the aerator back again.
here is a pic of the adapters letters e,f, and g.
 

Butterfly

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If all else fails you may be able to screw your shower head(if you have one) off and attach the hose there.
Carol
 
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Algae Eater

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The aerator doesn't come off. If it's supposed to it must be stuck because it won't budge... Is there an adaptor that will fit over it?

navyscuba said:
here is a pic of the adapters letters e,f, and g.
I don't see a picture. :-\

Butterfly said:
If all else fails you may be able to unscrew your shower head off and attach the hose there.
Carol
I might be able to do that.

Thanks guys!
 

Red1313

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You can by "adaptors" at home depot etc. if your python doesn't match your tap. That's what I had to do to make mine fit and it works great
 

navyscuba

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Algae Eater said:
The aerator doesn't come off. If it's supposed to it must be stuck because it won't budge... Is there an adaptor that will fit over it?



I don't see a picture. :-\



I might be able to do that.

Thanks guys!
ops: I forgot the attachment
 

Butterfly

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You have to have threads for any adaptor to fit but I don't see any threads on that faucet
Carol
 

navyscuba

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Butterfly said:
You have to have threads for any adaptor to fit but I don't see any threads on that faucet
Carol
Carol have to take the aerator off the faucet. The aerator is threaded into the faucet. The aerator is where the part that has a little screen mesh where the water comes out. On the pic that is attached on her post is the part that is stamped with some letters and numbers.
 

cm11599ps

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If you are able to get the aerator off the faucet then there will be an adapter to attach your python to the faucet. My python came with an adapter that fits but I also needed an adapter for another hobby I have. I didn't know what size my faucet is so I just bought 3 different sizes just in case and one of those worked. They were only about $1 a piece.

They sell different length pythons and even have extension hoses too so you can reach far sinks.

If you can't get it attached to the faucet then you could still fill the hose with water and get a manual siphon going and drain outside or in a tub or something. Then when you want to fill up your tank simply go to your laundry room. The hot/cold water lines for your washer should be usable. What you would need to do is purchase a "Y" connector that attaches to both the hot and cold water lines. The other end of the "Y" connector is a single line that you could run into the tank. The laundry lines should hopefully be standard garden hose size couplers. You could then run a garden hose to your tank or attach the python and run that to the tank.
 

Butterfly

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navyscuba said:
Carol have to take the aerator off the faucet. The aerator is threaded into the faucet. The aerator is where the part that has a little screen mesh where the water comes out. On the pic that is attached on her post is the part that is stamped with some letters and numbers.
I know, that's what I do with mine but he said it didn't come off(although I thought it had to come off )
I use a water hose to siphon and refill my tanks and use a totally different adapter
Carol
 

navyscuba

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It maybe sealed with water build up cuz those come off. They are meant to take them off to clean the mesh of debris that build up from the water.
 

Butterfly

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navyscuba said:
It maybe sealed with water build up cuz those come off. They are meant to take them off to clean the mesh of debris that build up from the water.
Maybe a pair of pliers with a cloth between the faucet and pliers would get it off without marring the finish on the faucet.
carol
 

navyscuba

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I use a piece of rubber material and a channel lock pliers when mine gets a bit stubborn and don't want to come off.
 
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Algae Eater

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Well, I got a wrench and was able to get the aerator off! :;z I didn't know they were removable until navyscuba said so... So I will try to find one with threads on it, because I think then I can hook up a garden hose to the faucet without removing anything (that = no risk of losing small parts ;D). Or I'll get an adaptor for the faucet with the aerator removed and attach the hose that way if I can't find one...

Thanks for all your help everybody! It really helped a lot!

Off to Home Depot/Lowe's... here's hoping I don't come home with a new sink!!
 

cm11599ps

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Algae Eater said:
Off to Home Depot/Lowe's... here's hoping I don't come home with a new sink!!


One of my Home Depot's is in the same shopping center as my favorite LFS. lol
 
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Algae Eater

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So is mine! So I might come home with a new sink and more fish. lol
 

navyscuba

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Algae Eater said:
Well, I got a wrench and was able to get the aerator off! :;z I didn't know they were removable until navyscuba said so... So I will try to find one with threads on it, because I think then I can hook up a garden hose to the faucet without removing anything (that = no risk of losing small parts ;D). Or I'll get an adaptor for the faucet with the aerator removed and attach the hose that way if I can't find one...

Thanks for all your help everybody! It really helped a lot!

Off to Home Depot/Lowe's... here's hoping I don't come home with a new sink!!
Welcome.
 
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Algae Eater

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Well, I am back from Lowe's! I got a hose and a couple of adapters. While I was looking, a salesperson asked me if I needed help and I told him what I was doing and he handed me an adapter and said that would work. Well, it didn't because it was too big but I had bought another type just in case and it works but it doesn't screw in, so I'm afraid it might pop out in the middle of a water change. I'm going to try it tomorrow and see how it works, and eventually return the other adaptor for the right size.

BTW, they have really cheap vinyl (I think that's what it's made of...) tubing by the foot, including airline! I didn't know that and thought I would share.
 

navyscuba

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Thanks I probably stop by to get some hose. >
 

Butterfly

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Algae Eater said:
BTW, they have really cheap vinyl (I think that's what it's made of...) tubing by the foot, including airline! I didn't know that and thought I would share.
They sure do. I replaced my siphon hose with a longer length and bought a smaller size vinyl hose to go on a small brush for cleaning the fry tank.
Carol
 
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Algae Eater

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Well, I've gone through four adapters and none of them work. Plus, the sink is so shallow that the hose is creasing too much, and I think it caused the sink to leak. ops:

I'm officially going to turn this project over to my husband so I don't break anything else. I'll show him this thread and see what he thinks about everybody's ideas. I'll let you know what he comes up with!
 

Butterfly

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I had the same problem with the hose creasing. This is the adaptor I use.
Carol
 

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Nitro Junkie

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Algae Eater said:
BTW, they have really cheap vinyl (I think that's what it's made of...) tubing by the foot, including airline! I didn't know that and thought I would share.
You can really save a lot of money at home improvement stores.If you need plumbing or lighting and are on a budget,check them out before going to your LFS.
 

navyscuba

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Butterfly said:
I had the same problem with the hose creasing. This is the adaptor I use.
Carol
Someone like spices a lot. hahaha
 
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Algae Eater

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Sorry, it's been a while since I've been on fishlore. We are actually renovating that bathroom this coming week, so whatever my husband decides to do will probably happen then. I'll keep everybody updated!

Butterfly, where did you buy that and in what section of the store? I didn't see anything like that in the plumbing, sink/faucet, or outdoor hose section at Lowe's.
 

navyscuba

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You can get it at walmart on the hose section with the fittings to fix hoses.
 
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Algae Eater

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I didn't think to look at Wal-Mart! I will do that soon, thanks!
 

Butterfly

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Hubby bought it at Lowes in the outdoor section by the water hoses.
Carol
 
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Algae Eater

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Thanks Butterfly. I saw hook ups like that for the outside hose faucet thing but not for indoors.
 

Butterfly

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Algae Eater said:
Thanks Butterfly. I saw hook ups like that for the outside hose faucet thing but not for indoors.
yep that's the one you want
Carol
 
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Algae Eater

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I know this is an old thread now but I just wanted to update everybody that's been helping me out with this issue. We've started the bathroom remodel and we got a new faucet but unfortunately, the manuel and the company itself does not have diameter specifications of the aerator. The company told me that it would void the warranty if anything was attached to it, which is probably why they don't provide the info. I also tried the utility sink in the basement, which is supposed to attach to a hose, and the kitchen sink but no go on either one. I think I'm just going to go to Lowe's, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart and buy anything that might work and check every sink in the house and see what works. I might try cm11599ps's idea, it sounds easier than this mess...

cm11599ps said:
If you can't get it attached to the faucet then you could still fill the hose with water and get a manual siphon going and drain outside or in a tub or something. Then when you want to fill up your tank simply go to your laundry room. The hot/cold water lines for your washer should be usable. What you would need to do is purchase a "Y" connector that attaches to both the hot and cold water lines. The other end of the "Y" connector is a single line that you could run into the tank. The laundry lines should hopefully be standard garden hose size couplers. You could then run a garden hose to your tank or attach the python and run that to the tank.
Or maybe I should have just bought the Python in the first place!
 

Butterfly

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Yep Navy I collect as well as raise spices and Herbs
Carol
 

navyscuba

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Butterfly said:
Yep Navy I collect as well as raise spices and Herbs
Carol
Haha, Hey We have a Lacy Susan with two shelves full of them too.
 
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