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Instructions for use and a suggestion
on November 16, 2012
1. The input end must be at a higher elevation than the output end for siphon to work.
2. Pump the handle several times until both the input tube and the output tube are completely filled with liquid.
3. Leave the pump handle OUT (and keep it OUT) to siphon the liquid, and push the handle IN (and keep it IN) to shut off the siphon flow.
4. Practice with a bucket full of water and remember the bottom of the bucket (if this is your input) must be higher than the end of the output tube.
Note that if you trying to get gas from your car, that the bottom of the gas tank is probably less than a foot above the ground, thus the end of output tube must be less than a couple of inches above ground level.
The tube is TOO LIGHT and is hard to control. It freely flops all over the place. A heavier and thicker tube (or hose) would be better.
You may want to attach a weight to one or both ends of the tube, but of course NOT if you are placing that end of the tube inside a confined container (it could fall off inside).
The weight could be a heavy nut or pipe that would fit nicely clamped on the end of the tube