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03-12-2013 10:42 PM
DarkCobra 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!
03-12-2013 02:45 PM
scapegoat
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Originally Posted by PICKLES View Post
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.
03-12-2013 12:36 PM
tiggity wow...
03-11-2013 05:31 PM
Hoppy
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Originally Posted by PICKLES View Post
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.
03-11-2013 10:12 AM
PICKLES
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Originally Posted by DarkCobra View Post
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.
03-06-2013 06:28 AM
DarkCobra 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.
03-06-2013 06:00 AM
accordztech 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.
03-06-2013 02:55 AM
Indychus For the cost of that pvc you could have installed a spigot under the kitchen sink and just used a hose...
03-06-2013 02:50 AM
gray_fox 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!
03-06-2013 02:44 AM
evilhorde
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Originally Posted by Xer0- View Post

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.
03-06-2013 02:03 AM
CoffeeLove
Re: DIY adding H2O to tank from 2nd floor with PVC pipes

this topic is pure gold.

Honestly, just do the dishes and tell your wife that youre going to use the faucet, dont ask. You help pay rent, right? banned from the sink? really? REALLY?

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I give my fish coffee
03-06-2013 01:38 AM
sdbrewer
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Originally Posted by dj2606 View Post
why not wash the dishes for her and she will appreciate your helping around the house to overlook you using the faucet for the water change?

The pvc will eventually give at the joints and make a worse mess than just having to wash a sink full of dirty plates and silver.
+ 1
03-05-2013 09:48 PM
Xer0-
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Originally Posted by evilhorde View Post
I have a small countertop dishwasher beside my pile of dirty dishes and the quick release that the dishwasher uses is by great luck the exact same as the quick release on my tank filling hose.
Buy a dishwasher and tell the wife that it is to make her life easier, then use the quick release in conjunction with your hose and fill that tank up with little risk. (the only risk is that she realizes that the dishwasher purchase was a premeditated trick to get at that downstairs tap)

this is the trick i used to get a quick release onto my kitchen sink. not quite a "countertop" unit, but a roll away unit cause my kitchen is strapped for space. (dishwasher in the hall closet for storage. lol)


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.
03-05-2013 09:40 PM
dj2606 why not wash the dishes for her and she will appreciate your helping around the house to overlook you using the faucet for the water change?

the pvc will eventually give at the joints and make a worse mess than just having to wash a sink full of dirty plates and silver.
03-05-2013 03:05 AM
Cardoc I can't connect a python to my faucets on my first floor where my tank is so two five gallon buckets work great. What you got going on is just a waste of time and money, two five gallon buckets $3.
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