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Boy am I in trouble... So this morning i woke up and there was a puddle of water on the floor in room. Water was dripping from either the output hose or on the side of the canister... :( I cleaned it up... re-adjusted the o-ring.. and tried to tighten some of the hosing.. but the water has warped some of the hardwood flooring. My dad is seriously going to kill me when he finds out.

I can't figure out why it happened. Maybe i didn't connect the hose right? When you attach the hosing to the quick disconnects.. are you suppose to turn the knobs so that the threading is showing.. or the other way? (see below)


 

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The top picture is how I did it when I had a canister way back in the day (eheim). I pushed the tubing up until it was 1/4 way up the threads, then tightened. I never had a leak.

That really blows about the floor warping. I have hardwood floors as well, and YIKES!!! Good luck explaining it to your dad. Just remember, bad news does NOT age well. The sooner you confess, the better.

-Dave
 

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I have 3 Eheims and they're all set up the same way as the top pic. You push the hose partially over the threading, and screw the plastic nut over it.

Sorry about the floors, I hope you can mow the lawn enough to make up for it!
 

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What about at the input and the output. I tried pushing really hard but i could not move the hose enough to reach the threading. Is it suppose to go further than this?



 

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What about at the input and the output. I tried pushing really hard but i could not move the hose enough to reach the threading. Is it suppose to go further than this?



I have 5 eheim canisters and I have never had an issue of the tubing not being able to be slipped all the way down.. Are you sure that is the correct tubing?

Here is a trick.

Set a pot of water to boil on the stove.

Once it gets going, place the end of the tubing in the water for a couple seconds then slip it on..
 

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fshfanatic.. I did as you said and set the tube in a little hot water for about 6-8 seconds and it allowed me to fit the tubbing over the threading.. but after i tighted the nut.. it seemed like the hose was less secure. I could pull the hose off without much effort because heating the hose and forcing it over the threading left it expanded after it cooled down... I've tried very hard to push the hosing over the threads without heating it and it seems impossible.. so maybe i'm not suppose to??
Also, i can not pull the hosing out when the nut is tighted the way it is in the picture. Maybe It's different between the models? I have a classic 2213 with 12/16mm hosing.
 
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