How To Make A Diy Python

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I just finished making one of these pythons following your instructions and model thankyou!

I haven't tried it yet, only difference with mine is I couldn't get clear tubing so I got white hose which is meant to be "chemical free" and for human drinking consumption so it must be alright for fish!

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Just used mine, little hard to get the siphon started but once you do it goes well... slowly but surely!
 

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Just followed the instructions but finding it impossible to get it started. Any further tips? Maybe my hose is too long from tank to sink?
 

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done one myself not enough pressure to start emptying but once syphoned its easy for the old water to go in the loo and then instantly putting fresh in
 

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Just done this myself and works perfectly. Emptied a 120L tank in about 15 mins and filled a 180L in about 5 minutes.
Cost me £19.
Bought all the hozelock connectors off ebay for £12 and then a 15m hose (cut down to 8m) for £7 from B&Q.

Brilliant, thanks!
 

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It took me a while to get the pressure rite for suction but after that its easy going :good:
 

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i am off to make one myself this week end
i feel a trip to BnQ coming on were do you get clear hose
i know your going to say lfs to dear there might try BnQ
for that as well i will let you know how i get on
 

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Now this is something I need to try. I am currently moving about 600L of water a week and it takes ages plus I always end up spilling some water on the carpet. When Ive got time I will pop to B&Q to get some hose. The connectors a very cheap from ebay
 

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Now I am going to have to try this! If Croydon is on flood alert later today, you'll know why :fun: :lol:
I did it-all by my self too! It did take a while to get it to syphon-I tried holding the pipe up and laying it down, when I had it draped over the living room door, there was some gurgling. I was about to give up and consign my contraption to the pile of hosepipe spares, I put it back on the floor and hey presto! I wonder if there's a fool proof way of getting it started and where the pipe should be-lower or higher?
 

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Please do not flood Croydon as I am just down the road in Carshalton :nod:

I too got all the bits and bobs to do this but had limited success in the end I set up the hose from the sink tap with a connector and nothing else then ran the pipe to the tank charged the line so it was full all the way to the tank then released it at the sink 9 times out of 10 water starts flowing out into the sink on the 1 occasion I sucked on the pipe which also started sucking the water out of the tank. I am no expert on this but as I see it just as long as the line is full of water and it starts a draw by a drop in pressure at one end then the flow is going to continue whilst you have a supply of water at the other end I maybe wrong but it works for me every time with out fail.

"Simple's" as the Meerkat says :good: :lol:

Regards onebto
 

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I have managed it every time so far-draping it over the door while the water is running, then dropping it down when I turn it off-works for me!
Carole x
 

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