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Is there a way to connect a hose to a facet without a threaded end?

Is there a way to connect a hose to a facet without a threaded end?

I normally fill up a Rubbermaid trash can with water from the shower, add prime and pump it into my aquarium however the water from my shower even on the coldest setting comes at at like over 90 degrees and my aquarium is 73 degrees F due to the way the valve is configured which I guess add hot and cold water and mixes it.

The sink facet will come out much colder however its not threaded. Other option is to use a hose from outside but I don't know if that is safe due to maybe rubber leaching into the water or something like that?

I was wondering if there is a way to connect some kind of super flexible and stretchable nose to the facet and then use the colder water for the aquarium. Does anyone know any hoses that have that kind of adapter or maybe some other idea?

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If your shower valve is allowing the cold side to be that warm, I would think there is something off with the temperature setting of the valve or someone adjusted it to be that warm, either intentionally or accidentally. You can post the make and model of the shower valve or a picture of the handle and maybe someone can walk you through a fix.

They do make a slip on rubber hose sprayer that attaches to a faucet but they don't always fit snug enough for a standard sink faucet.

You could also use the outdoor cold faucet to add water to the trash can but use a new dedicated hose for this, one for the fish tank only.

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If your shower valve is allowing the cold side to be that warm, I would think there is something off with the temperature setting of the valve or someone adjusted it to be that warm, either intentionally or accidentally. You can post the make and model of the shower valve or a picture of the handle and maybe someone can walk you through a fix.
Yes indeed! I had the same problem in reverse, couldn't get enough hot water even full open. I googled the model, and there was a video on the youtubes on how to take it apart and adjust the settings.
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I think theirs a kit that comes with an adapter for that? You could try turning on the cold water first and then slowly turn the hot on until it gets to 73. That's what I have to do in my tub. Most sinks also have a tip with screens in it that thread onto the faucet so your end might unscrew.
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