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Replacement tubing/hose for water changes?

Discussion in 'Equipment & DIY Ideas' started by mchambers, Nov 14, 2017 at 11:19 AM.

  1. mchambers

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    I’m trying to find a suitable 25 foot or so length of tubing or hose for water changes. I’ve got a hose that has kinked and has a leak. I seem to have patched the leak, for now, but I think I need to buy a new length of hose. The usual vendors (Ken’s, Drs. Foster and Smith) seem to only have the standard Python extension piece, which is only 20 feet, and has hardware I don’t need.

    Anyone got a creative solution? Hardware store? eBay?
     
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    Amazon or ebay will probably be your best bet. Or use a garden hose repair splice .
     
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    why not just use a garden hose?
     
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    I have a "drinking quality" garden hose that I have been using for years.

    I spent extra on the non-kinking kind, but after 2 years, it kinks too.

    Bought mine at home depot.
     
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    Yes, I've thought before about using a potable water hose. Maybe this is the time. I've seen some at the depot, so maybe that's what I'll do.
     
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    that's exactly what I use. The white potable water ones for RVs.
     
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    Yes, they all say "kink resistant", or "anti-kink design". Weasel words, so I guess you have to assume they get kinky after a while.

    Thanks, everyone!
     
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    They are only kink resistant after you straighten them out and pressurize them with water. Then they are kink resistant while dragging around the yard.
     

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