Super Siphon w/ 6' Siphon Hose - Two for $14.95!
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21 of 21 found the following review helpful:
These siphons work extremely well Jul 05, 2013
These siphons work extremely well... they're easy to use and they work quite well.
I use them to put gasoline into my other vehicles. When I accumulate enough Giant Eagle gas rewards that I can get free gasoline (up to 30 gallons), I fill up my car (~14-15 gallons) and then fill up three 5-gallon gas containers. Then when I get down near empty, I use a couple of those 5-gallon gas containers and one of these siphons to add the gas quickly and easily to my car (it sure beats holding the gas container up to fill up the tank).
Here is how I do it, more specifically:
1 - place cardboard on trunk (or roof) of car to protect paint
2 - lift 5-gallon gas container/gascan onto cardboard (keep cap on, in case you don't keep it level while lifting it up there)
3 - take off gas cap
4 - insert siphon (plastic end) into gas opening of vehicle
5 - insert other siphon end (metal end) into gas can/container
6 - shake siphon (metal end in the 5-gallon gas container) mildly to vigorously until the gas travels into the siphon and passes below the level of bottom of the gas container (this is how siphon then allows gravity to take over).
7 - as gas can gets relatively low, I tilt it towards me (so that there's a low end that gas will sit on) and I also hold the siphon to point to the side that is lower (while tilted) to pick up that gas
8 - once it sputters and finishes, I lift gas can (still has siphon in it) down to the ground
9 - then I remove the siphon from vehicle, still leaving other (metal-end) in the gas can, and I shake it a little and give it time to drop any last few drips back into the container
10 - then put everything away
These instructions may seem silly, but I had a friend for whom I bought these siphons and he was doing things strangely and spilling gas in his garage until I showed him, step-by-step, how I do it. For those of you who might need them or take advantage of them, I provided them so that you can follow them while you get used to the routine/order of things, and I am sure you're not alone.
I'm sure these siphons work pretty well for many other applications, but I only use them for siphoning gas from my gas cans into my vehicles and they work great for that purpose.
41 of 48 found the following review helpful:
Super Siphon Mar 11, 2010
By Randle T. Bain
I was looking for a siphon hose for fuel transfer. Sucking on a hose to transfer fuels with nasty ingredients is something I would like to avoid. The Super Siphon seemed like a good idea and the price seemed reasonable.
The units arrived in good order. It consists of a hose made of good quality materials and a check valve that allows one way fluid flow. I placed the hose in the tank and shook as per instructions. Sure enough the fuel began filling the hose. Way cool, this thing might actually work!
Once the hose filled to the point siphoning could begin I stopped shaking the valve. Siphoning continued for a very short time then stopped. Several attempts with both units yielded the same results.
I took the hose and put it in a clear container filled with water to see what was happening. This the check valve does a good job of filling the hose once siphoning occurs the valve has trouble staying open. When the valve restricts flow siphon action slows then ceases.
A good idea marred by poor quality valve.
12 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Works great Nov 12, 2012
By Just a guy
When Sandy hit my area there were very long gas lines and it became nearly impossible to get gasoline. I ordered this from Amazon and it arrived 24 hours after I ordered it. Awesome. I can now pull the gasoline from my sports car and put it in my SUV so that we can get around the debris covered streets. It also makes it much easier to fill the car from those heavy 5 gallon jerry cans.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Good valve is connected to cheap, unusable hose May 24, 2013
By Scott Crider
I'm really disappointed by this product. I run a boat tour business and refill my boats regularly with gas. Avoiding marina fuel prices saves me a lot of money, so I was more than willing to fork out the money for the "Super Siphon." Sadly, what seems to be a really good valve comes connected to a cheap, flimsy, soft plastic hose that cannot be kept from kinking multiple times between the gas can and fuel tank. Fuel flow cannot be established, and the product is useless. AVOID.
Update: I cut the cheap hose off of the valve and replaced it with a good quality piece of hose I got from the hardware store. Works like a charm now.
11 of 13 found the following review helpful:
good flow rate Nov 02, 2008
By Frank Anders
The Super Siphon takes a bit of repetitive jiggling of the ball end to get the siphon action working, but once going, the flow rate is quite good. Also, storing the hose stretched out (to avoid the curl that it has from being shipped in a coil) makes it easier to insert into containers.
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