My names Russell.... ....and I'm a
- Apr 13, 2004
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- Milton Keynes - UK
I just built one of these using clear pvc pipe and a plastic T connector. Diameter is 12mm (1/2 inch)
I connected it up but when i try and create the vacuum all that happens is the water flows down the pipe towards the tank
I've played about with the tap on differen tpressures but cant seem to get it working.
Any ideas on this?
It wont work as a true python does as there is no valve on the DIY system to cause the suction.
The Pythons have a 'valve' on the end that goes on the tap so that as the water from the tap passes round it it causes suction up the hose - it is not a simple T or Y connector that they use.
This is the whole point to the Python, to suck water out of the tank... the DIY ones will allow you to remove water using normal syphon method and refill from a tap. not suck the water out.
Hope that helps.