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Faucet adaptor for python (Junior Cache)

Hi,

I have a modern faucet with a recessed aerator(male) of size M21.5x1 (junior cache).
I need to connect the Python siphon pump which i believe is standard size.

I tried to find an adaptor that converts junior cache to standard but I havent been able to find one. Can someone help me out here?


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This right here will do the trick. I had the same problem.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Hello! I had the same problem too. I just brought the python connector to the hardware store; they typically have faucet demonstrators that you can try. Their plumbing guy found a 3$ adaptor that did the trick.

Now I wish I could connect mine to the shower since our bathroom sink is tiny! any random leaf will clog the drain and cause it to overflow in 10 seconds. I know i'm asking for trouble by using it. The bathtub is only 4 feet from my 60g so it would be ideal. Still haven't found an adaptor that will work. Takes much longer to overflow a bathtub ha
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Now I wish I could connect mine to the shower since our bathroom sink is tiny! any random leaf will clog the drain and cause it to overflow in 10 seconds. I know i'm asking for trouble by using it. The bathtub is only 4 feet from my 60g so it would be ideal. Still haven't found an adaptor that will work. Takes much longer to overflow a bathtub ha
Why not siphon into the tub, then use the Python to refill the tank?

Note: I use an Eco 396 pump with quick disconnects to a garden hose to remove water. Although I have a hose adapter for my sink, I pre-filter water to remove nitrates, so I use a couple of nested 18g Sterlite bins, pre-heat the filtered water, and use the same Eco pump to refill the tank.
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Why not siphon into the tub, then use the Python to refill the tank?

Note: I use an Eco 396 pump with quick disconnects to a garden hose to remove water. Although I have a hose adapter for my sink, I pre-filter water to remove nitrates, so I use a couple of nested 18g Sterlite bins, pre-heat the filtered water, and use the same Eco pump to refill the tank.
Hello again! I do siphon into the tub via gravity. Problem is refilling it; if the connector were to pop off or oh, I don't know, a young child would reverse the flow by playing with it, the bathroom would be flooded in seconds. It happened twice at my old house and the sink was much larger.

When you say nested, you mean stacked up? That must take up a lot of room...?
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When you say nested, you mean stacked up? That must take up a lot of room...?
One bin is nested inside of the other empty bin making it/them stronger to better ensure against a water disaster.

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Hmm...instead of an adapter for the sink, why not get a hose adapter for the shower head, then a short length of hose down to connect to the Python?
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Hello! I had the same problem too. I just brought the python connector to the hardware store; they typically have faucet demonstrators that you can try. Their plumbing guy found a 3$ adaptor that did the trick.

Now I wish I could connect mine to the shower since our bathroom sink is tiny! any random leaf will clog the drain and cause it to overflow in 10 seconds. I know i'm asking for trouble by using it. The bathtub is only 4 feet from my 60g so it would be ideal. Still haven't found an adaptor that will work. Takes much longer to overflow a bathtub ha
I siphon into the yard and water the plants then refill from the sink. Free fertilized gardening water? Yes please!


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I siphon into the yard and water the plants then refill from the sink. Free fertilized gardening water? Yes please!
Hmm not a bad idea. My tank is on the 2nd floor though. I could at least water indoor plants with it, if I had a larger watering canm thanks for the idea

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Hmm...instead of an adapter for the sink, why not get a hose adapter for the shower head, then a short length of hose down to connect to the Python?
Perhaps i can find a loooong shower hose... since I've had no luck finding an adapter that convert shower size to faucet size. Apparently only specialty plumbing shops carry such things, or so plumbing guy at the hardware store told me
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You could adapt from something like this. https://www.amazon.com/Danco-10086-V...b+spout+shower

For an extra $102.29 you can even have someone come by and slip it on the spout for you!


Also, keep in mind that if you unscrew your shower head from the arm (the curved chrome pipe sticking out of the wall) you'll have a standard 1/2" male pipe thread. If you unscrew the tub spout you'll also have a standard 1/2" pipe thread.
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