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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 02:44 AM
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with no shutoff at the bottom ,when you shut this system off upstairs ,all the water in the hose and pvc will still end up in the tank. hope you have some sort of overfill protection in mind.
Not so.
Close the discharge end of the hose.
drag all the hose upstairs behind you.
turn off the upstairs tap.
open the non-hose side of the splitter.
lift the discharge end up higher than the sink and then open that valve and the water will start draining into the sink.
roll the hose up, always keeping it higher than the sink.
when it is all rolled up to the faucet, close both valves (all valves at this point) and disconnect from the tap.
No muss, and only a little fuss.

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post #32 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 02:50 AM
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Honestly bud i feel for ya! i used to do the exact same thing when i lived in my parents basemet and had to fill a 125 gallon tank lol! the only difference between your setup is i glued a few key pieces together, used a lot of electrical tape, and used as much of smaller hose that i could, rest was strung up pvc lol! i say good ingenuity and creativity!
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For the cost of that pvc you could have installed a spigot under the kitchen sink and just used a hose...
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post #34 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 06:00 AM
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I like using my outside water hose. I just run it into the house. Drain the same way but with a python with a hose outside my front door.

Do waterchanges when she isnt home so you can use the sink. Ditch the lady lol.
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Please post an update when this inevitably causes a huge mess. I'll be curious to know what your wife then decides.

Will the wife finally start doing dishes and allow access to the kitchen sink? Or will she force him to use buckets forever? All will be revealed on the next exciting episode of "Ridiculous Compromises"!

Sorry to tease, and I feel bad for your spousal situation, but this truly is ridiculous.
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Please post an update when this inevitably causes a huge mess. I'll be curious to know what your wife then decides.

Will the wife finally start doing dishes and allow access to the kitchen sink? Or will she force him to use buckets forever? All will be revealed on the next exciting episode of "Ridiculous Compromises"!

Sorry to tease, and I feel bad for your spousal situation, but this truly is ridiculous.
Working great so far. By far the quickest way water has ever been added. No fuss, no muss. No need to move anything out the way. Best thing is that once the water starts flowing, there is no need to do anything. There is just a quick set up, adjust water temp (which you can't do with the outside hose), then wait for tank to fill up, then disassemble.
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Working great so far. By far the quickest way water has ever been added. No fuss, no muss. No need to move anything out the way. Best thing is that once the water starts flowing, there is no need to do anything. There is just a quick set up, adjust water temp (which you can't do with the outside hose), then wait for tank to fill up, then disassemble.
Congratulations! I always knew it would work fine.

And, you didn't have to replace the wife either.

Or, do the dishes.

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wow...

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Working great so far. By far the quickest way water has ever been added.
i don't know about that... i ran water and a drain to the maintenance side of my fish tank.
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I'm glad it hasn't caused any problems. Filling directly from the tap is a great thing, I was elated when I got my Python, and wondered why I hadn't gotten one sooner.

I would still keep working towards a better solution though!
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