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26 Jul 2016 12:54 #1 by ger310 (Ger .)
Hi all.....I made a spray bar from some 1 1/4" waste piping and put the 1" flexi ribbed hose that's connected to the filter outlet about 3" into it and all looks good apart from a bit of a kick back of water in the gap between the two pipes.......now I made more holes and made them all bigger but still I get the kick back so i'm wondering if any of you DIY experts out there know a way to fill in the gap?......I know I could probably buy different hosing to fit a lot better but I also know that there has to be a simple and cheap way of sorting this..........I've spent a fair bit of time fiddling around with different things but I still cant seem to find a solution!! :crazy:

Ger

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26 Jul 2016 14:50 #2 by robert (robert carter)
Hi Ger , did you try adding a load of tec 7 on the outside of the smaller diameter hose and push in into the other hose then leave for 24 hrs to dry . The only other choice would be one of the specailist koi companies in the uk that would do purpose made adaptors

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26 Jul 2016 15:30 #3 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
Can you use plumbers tape in an aquarium?

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26 Jul 2016 16:06 #4 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Can you heat the end of the pipe and stretch it over the outside of the other one?
Dunk the end in the kettle, or use a gas hob, blow torch etc.

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26 Jul 2016 16:39 #5 by ger310 (Ger .)

robert wrote: Hi Ger , did you try adding a load of tec 7 on the outside of the smaller diameter hose and push in into the other hose then leave for 24 hrs to dry . The only other choice would be one of the specailist koi companies in the uk that would do purpose made adaptors


I have silicone and the likes here but I don't want to stick it as one end is connected to the filter and I need to twist it a good bit to release it and as that hose is only about 2 feet long it has no give at all.......................Purpose made adaptor wont be happening that's for sure but thanks anyway.

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26 Jul 2016 16:40 #6 by ger310 (Ger .)

Q_Comets wrote: Can you use plumbers tape in an aquarium?


This is not going in a aquarium (probably should of stated that!!) but I cant see why not in anyhow!!

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26 Jul 2016 16:41 #7 by ger310 (Ger .)

Jonlate wrote: Can you heat the end of the pipe and stretch it over the outside of the other one?
Dunk the end in the kettle, or use a gas hob, blow torch etc.


Absolutely no chance of that working but cheers anyway

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26 Jul 2016 16:45 #8 by ger310 (Ger .)
Well I popped up to Homebase and picked up a few different sized rubber washers........just had a quick play around with them there and i'm not sure if it will work but i'll pop out in an hour or so and spend a bit of time on it......yeh never know!!

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26 Jul 2016 17:53 #9 by ger310 (Ger .)
Well its not perfect but i'm still happy enough with it........here's a quick video I made of it:


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26 Jul 2016 17:54 #10 by robert (robert carter)
You are never finished with ponds and tanks , just spent 3 hrs tidying up the electrics on a tank i set up 8 mths ago . Just mess around with it and i am sure you will find a solution you often when up are actually working on it

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26 Jul 2016 17:58 #11 by ger310 (Ger .)

robert wrote: You are never finished with ponds and tanks , just spent 3 hrs tidying up the electrics on a tank i set up 8 mths ago . Just mess around with it and i am sure you will find a solution you often when up are actually working on it


Kind of what happened Robert :)

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28 Jul 2016 09:24 #12 by paulv (paul vickers)
I used a thick rubber band twisted around the inner pipe a few years ago when a joint broke on an external filter. It worked fine until I got a new joint.

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29 Jul 2016 00:06 #13 by ger310 (Ger .)

paulv wrote: I used a thick rubber band twisted around the inner pipe a few years ago when a joint broke on an external filter. It worked fine until I got a new joint.


Yeah cheers man..........that's pretty much what I did with a rubber washer.......it's not a perfect fit but it's staying put with just a small bit of water leaking out but that bit of water is dropping into the pond so it's all good,thanks

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29 Jul 2016 07:22 #14 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Jubilee Clip maybe!

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30 Jul 2016 00:06 #15 by ger310 (Ger .)

gunnered72 wrote: Jubilee Clip maybe!


Nah man......it's a 'hard plastic' waste pipe so wouldn't work...........kind of happy enough with what I have now though!! cheers

Ger

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