It's Obvious you idiot

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  1. Jacojs

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    Hey guys.

    Need some help please. How do I attach a hose or pipe to this fitting?

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    I get that I first insert the seal on the left into the threaded part on the left and then screw it onto the pump.

    My Question is where does the seal that I placed on the right go or is it just a spare(recieved 4 seals and 2 sets of connectors). Secondly, when the second threaded frikkin thing (cant think of a right name) is screwed on it is very loose, now I know it is not faulty I just dont get how it keeps the pipe or hose in place if it is so loose? I'm going to kick myself in the nuts when I get the answer probably.

    Thanks.
    Jaco.
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    I dont normally use that second "nut", just push the silicone tubing over the connection as far as possible.
     
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    The title dragged me to read this thread.
     
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    me to! :whistling:
     
  6. neil.h

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    +1. If you can find plastic only clamps, clamp the silicone tubing over the fitting.

    Hailea right?
     
  7. Jacojs

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    Correct :thumbup: what is the use of the second nut if nobody uses it then? Any Ideas on the seals, just spare?

    Jaco.
     
  8. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yip, that's all you do, I have never been able to figure out what the extra washer and nut are for so I throw them away. :p

    Just push your pipe on and then I use 2 cable ties to secure the pipe to the fitting, never had a pipe come off yet. *touchwood* :p
     
  9. JD167

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    I found that with one washer the connection is very loose, so I used both washers. Nice and snug. No idea on the second "nut".
     
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    Nice, thanks guys, now I don't have to worry about a self inflicted nut kick anymore either.

    Jaco.
     
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    I would suggest using something to secure it. Have had the water fountain in the lounge before. One mad SO as well :lol:
     
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    The second nut you put over the pipe, then when the pipe is on the fitting you tighten the nut to the fitting. It squeezes the pipe onto the fitting, thats what that fitting looks like to me, I never use it though, cable ties are much better.
     
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