My daughter hates to fill up with gas so I often siphon a few 5-gallon
cans to fill up her 18 gallon gasoline tank, which I don't mind at all.
The nearest gas station is a hefty drive away and I generally keep 5 five-
gallon cans full anyway, so the siphoning isn't at all a bother.
What I'd like to improve though, is the STARTING step of the second and
third gas cans, which I've only partially resolved with 'engineering'.
My hose is three parts:
- I stick an aluminum hollow camp chair leg into the 5-gallon jug
- I slip the flexible clear hose down that aluminum sleeve
- I clamped a second rigid (and thinner diameter) hose to the first hose
i) The aluminum sleeve keeps the hose at the bottom of the 5-gallon
portable gasoline container.
ii) The flexible clear hose shows the fluid (& bubble) flow
iii) The rigid smaller hose doesn't get stuck in the opening flap
In addition, the smaller rigid hose also gives me more time to move my
mouth away on the first gasoline can so that I never get a mouthful of
gasoline on the first can.
HOWEVER: The one problem I haven't totally resolved is the wetness of
gasoline on the second and third gasoline cans. Right now, I wipe the
smaller more rigid hose on the outside, but there are dribbles of gas on
the inside of the hose which I can (barely) taste on the second and third
Do you guys already have an ingenious idea to resolve that last as yet
unresolved siphoning problem?
(Please: I can already think of all the jokes so just skip the jokes if
you have nothing engineering wise to contribute).
Thanks in advance!