The Emergency Siphon™ is a drinking water-safe hose with a one-way intake valve. It is a simple, economical tool to draw water from storage containers. To begin the siphoning process, put the copper valve end of the hose down into the water and quickly thrust the hose up and down. After about 15-20 thrusts, the hose becomes pressurized and water begins to flow out the other end at the rate of about 2 gallons per minute. Since the hose is 7 feet long, it reaches to the bottom of 3 foot tall 55 gallon barrels with ease. When finished, lift the copper end out of the water. Drain the water from the tubing. Coil the Emergency Siphon™ and place it into the zip top bag to keep it safe from bugs and dust until needed again. To drain the water further away, the Siphon Hose Adaptor can attach a garden hose to the end of an Emergency Siphon™. NOTE: Siphoning will only maintain its pressure if the outlet end is placed lower than the water level of the source container.
You just need to keep the receiving container lower than the source container for the water to flow.
Do you need to elevate the container to make this work as in the video? I need to know that before filling the barrels. Thanks!
Cool! I like this "Emergency Siphon". I just wonder how much is this?
Emergency Survival Guy
Thanks for the info. I hadn't thought about how to get water out of those large containers. No way you're just going to pick up a full container and pour it out. :) Need to siphon it!
What a great way to extract the water we've saved in 55 gallon buckets.
We have one of these. It works great!!