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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-12-2020, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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I have a relatively new Python water changer that has worked very well until yesterday. I had trouble when I began to use the suction setting to empty the tubing at the end of my water change session.

As it turned out the piece that attaches to the sink was not really tight at the other end where it screws into the body of the venturi mechanism. This allowed air to be pulled in and so suction dropped greatly. It looks as if that piece is meant to screw tightly into the body however I could see no way to do that easily. On the faucet end when you look inside the opening you can see a large hex shaped female receptacle but I have no tool that could come close to fitting in there.

Is there a trick to tightening it?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-12-2020, 03:59 PM
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My finger fits into the hex receptacle and I can tighten it by hand. Always works for me.
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If it doesn't take too much pressure, long nose pliers stuck into the fitting and then force the handles open to grip?
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+1 to Mr Fisher .

My wife says if I get one more aquarium she is going to leave me . I sure am going to miss her fried chicken .
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I always check the internal piece inside the piece that connects to the faucet.
It doesn’t take much to tighten it with your finger.
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Thanks Aqua Friends. I will use my finger as this is the digital age :-)
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My wife says if I get one more aquarium she is going to leave me . I sure am going to miss her fried chicken .
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