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    Someone has probably posted this before, but here is my experience with extending my python which was a few feet short

    Went to local hardware store and picked up pvc tubing, a coupler, and 3 SS clamps. I chose to add the footage between the ball valve and solid vacuum piece

    Total Cost:
    5' x $0.84/ft
    3 Clamps @ $1.30/ea - can go cheaper here if you don't want SS
    1 Coupler @ $1.50/ea

    $9.60 + tax. The nice thing about this though, is that a majority of the cost were the fittings, so if you need a longer piece, it won't be that much more. Wasn't a ton cheaper than the local pet store brand name extensions, 20' for $25. But saving any money nowadays should help. Plus I only needed 5' not 20
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    I believe you could also just replace the entire hose part so you can avoid the couplings too. It may be a wee more expensive, but less places for mechanical failure. You'd still save over the cost of the pet store name brand extension at the $0.84/ft rate

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    You can also use fittings for garden hoses. 84cents! New york prices I guess. Down here it costs a third of that:p

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    Lowes 5/8 watts tubing fits python and aqueon siphons. .37 cents a foot. Each roll is 100feet. No need for connections.

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