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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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Python Water Changer Mechanical Help

So I recently bought a python water changer and tried using it only to find my bathroom sink has no treads on the outside and I cannot fit the adapter on the inside (see picture). Any ideas on adapters or work arounds?

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It looks like that is a recessed aerator or maybe a tamper proof aerator. Unsure if those are the same thing, but they were common terms when I was searching for that issue. If you're not able to twist it off that might be the case. My bathroom has something similar. When I did a quick search it looked like there was a special tool or key to remove it, however, I saw some people were successful with using the prongs on a fork, needle nose pliers, or even a flat blade screw driver. Never tried it though.

It looks like Delta has a slew of faucets with that design. Perhaps yours is one of them?
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That part sticking out is the aerator . Take a pair of pliers and a rag , put rag around aerator and use pliers to unscrew it . Then you will have threads to put Python on . Hope that makes sense .
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That part sticking out is the aerator . Take a pair of pliers and a rag , put rag around aerator and use pliers to unscrew it . Then you will have threads to put Python on . Hope that makes sense .
I just took a closer look and you're probably right. For some reason when I read the OP I assumed he had tried unscrewing it already, but it didn't specifically say that.
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That part sticking out is the aerator . Take a pair of pliers and a rag , put rag around aerator and use pliers to unscrew it . Then you will have threads to put Python on . Hope that makes sense .
Yeah it makes perfect sense. I tried that but I can't get a good enough grip to turn it.

Would adding a hose to to the python so I can use an outside faucet work?
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Does it look like it will turn? Does it budge a little? If not you really might be dealing with one of those inset aerators.
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That part sticking out is the aerator . Take a pair of pliers and a rag , put rag around aerator and use pliers to unscrew it . Then you will have threads to put Python on . Hope that makes sense .
Ok I got it all hooked up now. Thanks for the help!
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No problem , that's what we are here for...lol You are gonna love the Python
When you put it back on just hand tighten it . It will get easier to put on and off the more you do it . My bath sink is the same .
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I leave mine on the faucet. I don't need it aerated.
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