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What is the size of the drain connector on a Danby DDR401 not a garden hose connector, that doesn't fit? THX Mike

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  • Jerry Freda Jul 22, 2008

    I have the same problem as Mike's post of July 18th:

    "What is the size of the drain connector on a Danby DDR401 not a garden hose connector, that doesn't fit?" Where can one obtain a drain hose that fits the drain outlet?

    Jerry

  • robertdi8 Aug 28, 2008

    exactly the same problem, I am yet to find a solution that works

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Strange but true. I had tried to use a steel/brass connector from a garden hose. Although the same size as a normal garden hose connector when used with the nylon threads on the humitifier it simply would not tighten without coming off. I went to my local hardware store and tried plastic/nylon hose adapter to hose connector and it worked like a champ? Although it worked it to if overtightened (and not to much) would also want to fall off? it worked ok and everything is fine.....cheap engineering.

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