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Old 06-23-2016, 03:58 PM   #1
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Is there a "tool" to use to make siphoning water into our fresh water tank easier than sucking a hose to get the process started?

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Old 06-23-2016, 07:21 PM   #2
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Is there a "tool" to use to make siphoning water into our fresh water tank easier than sucking a hose to get the process started?

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Old 06-23-2016, 09:53 PM   #3
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Just go to an auto parts store - they have hand-primed siphon lines, usually used for gasoline, etc., for maybe $5 or less. Bet Wally world even sells them. ST
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:36 PM   #4
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A 12 volt pump from Harbor Freight works well,
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:16 PM   #5
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I carry a drill operated pump bought in Ace hardware. I had a leaking water pump on my Cummins diesel engine. Used it to get me to the Cummins shop. There is no way to pour water into the radiator or coolant tank. Now it's just part of my tool kit.
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If the water supply container is above the receiving container you can get a siphon by getting a seal around the hose from the supply container (usually just wrapping your hand around the hose at the container opening) and blow into the hose instead of sucking. This creates pressure in the supply container which easily starts water flow when the hose into the receiving container is lower than the supply container. I learned this as a teenager when I found out how to not get a mouthful of gas when "borrowing" gas.
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Most auto supply stores have hand siphon pumps that will do what you want.
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Dip the entire hose into the container, put your thumb over the end, then bring your thumb and hose out and below water level before releasing it. Instant siphon.

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