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Old 03-07-2012, 09:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by wewantutopia View Post
Wow, lots of posts now!

I had originally assumed the end of your garden hose had the standard garden connector at the end (to thread on nozzles, sprayers etc).

Going off of Hardway's post (#13) you could use a connector (doesn't have to necessarily be a 90 degree elbow, could be straight) with a 3/4" barb into the end of the hose (secured with a hose clamp) and a 1/2" NTP thread on the other. Then attach to a toilet hose.

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to your toilet.

This will give you 1/2 supply into your toilet a bit cheaper using nylon.

I know my toilet has a 3/8" supply valve but our municipality supplies water from 40-60 psi. With your reduced pressure the increased diameter should speed up the fill times.
I am going to try this. Thanks everybody for helping me. You are all champions.


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Old 03-08-2012, 07:48 AM   #17
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Awesome, let us know how it works out!


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