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  1. #1

    Default Better Python faucet adapter?


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    I've been using my python for more than 5 years now with no major problems until a few months ago. In the last 3 months I've gone through 4 faucet adapters. In particular, the top piece that connects to the sink keep cracking. The first one broke because of a dog that chewed on it, but the new ones (including the one I just cracked today) are clearly made out of a cheap plastic and are easy to crack.

    Are there any alternatives out there for a better faucet adapter? maybe made of metal or at least better quality plastic? The only ones I can find are from python or Lee's and they are both almost identical and I've broken both types.

    Any help would be seriously appreciated.
    75G Coldwater Setup (May 2011)
    Angelfish Fry Development Project


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    Good luck with the community tank!  You WILL post pics when it's up and running!  Welcome to AC BTW - Mith for ur tank ! welcome to AC ! - Neon im not a good hug'er - rookie Grats on the fry! - Northernguy To go with your beer!  Thanks for the help! - dragoonwoman 
    Thanks for playing Mafia! - Agassizii Happy Holidays - Northernguy Hey!  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!!! - Mith Welcome to AC. - Brookfish For your pancake bunny - Cliff 
    aww thanks LOL  (Mith welling up with tears) LOL - Mith For all your help and patience!!!!! - fish00053 That was the greatist thing ever - Pele A new cory for your 10 gallon - Cliff For the É help - Rue 
    Dude that's the funniest signature I've seen on this site. Have a beer. - harpua2002 A piece of cake to thank everybody that posted in my anniversary thread for their kind words. - gadget228 For getting too close to pleco's breeding rabbits. - gadget228 Awesome sig, make me chuckle :) - FinalJenemba Merry Xmas! Hope U have a good one! Thanks for all the DIY help! :) - Mrs.JayMay23 

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    I went through 2 of them and ended up getting this. Hasn't broken yet. I would prefer one made of brass but I have never seen one. It does require an adapter to connect it to the hose, but it works great.

    http://www.amazon.com/Waterbed-Mattr...9684484&sr=1-1
    Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?

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    That looks almost identical to the one I used from Lee's. I've heard that they used to sell metal versions but I can't find them anywhere online.
    75G Coldwater Setup (May 2011)
    Angelfish Fry Development Project


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    I use a waterbed adapter. and ditched the python hose for a rv/camper hose.

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    Join Date
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    Good luck with the community tank!  You WILL post pics when it's up and running!  Welcome to AC BTW - Mith for ur tank ! welcome to AC ! - Neon im not a good hug'er - rookie Grats on the fry! - Northernguy To go with your beer!  Thanks for the help! - dragoonwoman 
    Thanks for playing Mafia! - Agassizii Happy Holidays - Northernguy Hey!  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!!! - Mith Welcome to AC. - Brookfish For your pancake bunny - Cliff 
    aww thanks LOL  (Mith welling up with tears) LOL - Mith For all your help and patience!!!!! - fish00053 That was the greatist thing ever - Pele A new cory for your 10 gallon - Cliff For the É help - Rue 
    Dude that's the funniest signature I've seen on this site. Have a beer. - harpua2002 A piece of cake to thank everybody that posted in my anniversary thread for their kind words. - gadget228 For getting too close to pleco's breeding rabbits. - gadget228 Awesome sig, make me chuckle :) - FinalJenemba Merry Xmas! Hope U have a good one! Thanks for all the DIY help! :) - Mrs.JayMay23 

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    The waterbed one seems to be a harder plastic, more durable, but it does leak a bit. Nothing near airtight.

    But, hasn't broken yet, and I really use it quite a bit.
    Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?

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    I've been using a waterbed one for a while now. Some of them from the 70's or early 80's are made out of some sort of metal. I was able to get one for free out of a relative's basement.

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    are you talking about this piece or the actual connector part because my python came with the brass part and hasn't failed me yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by dane
    are you talking about this piece or the actual connector part because my python came with the brass part and hasn't failed me yet
    I should have been more specific. I'm talking about the plastic piece that screws onto that one. Mine also came with brass.
    75G Coldwater Setup (May 2011)
    Angelfish Fry Development Project


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    oh okay I haven't seen a metal one of that . But if you do let us know id like to get one as well sorry yours haven't lasted you . do you think maybe you just got a bad one ? how long did yours last before breaking?

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    What those water changes need are metal threads inside that plastic piece. I have the metal connector like Danes photo but it still screws into plastic threads instead of metal screwed into metal. I think the plastic threads just get stripped.

    My whole pump has split, too. Cheap stuff.

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