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The worst thing about these pump is the hose attachments
on January 9, 2015
I didn't buy mine at Amazon, but at a local big box store. The worst thing about these pump is the hose attachments, which is especially important on the inlet side. Look at the picture of it. First, it's not brass, it's nylon. This makes it very easy to cross thread. Second, notice the extended portion of non threaded male connection, the part that sticks into the female hose end that you will be trying to attach to it. This means that the unthreaded part of the connector will hit the rubber hose seal/gasket about the same time you are trying to start the threads. At best you will get about two threads engaged before the connection is as tight as possible. It will suck air if you manage to not cross thread the hose. More likely, you will cross thread the hose and the pump will be ruined. Either way, these are a cheap disposable pump for a not so cheap price. There are better pumps made, for about the same money. Look for a pump with metal hose fittings that have threads that go to the end of the fitting, just like the normal male end of a hose does.