Could someone enlighten a non technical person about what fittings i can
get, that will enable a plastic garden water tank to be drained by
connecting it (securely and non-leaking) to a 20 metre length of
standard (1/2") garden hose please.
Is it the sort of tank with a tap on the bottom? I found these far to soft
to attach anything with no leaks. It ended up me using an old kitchen tp ap
fitted and then you can use normal hose fittings.
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"Andy Burns" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
The simplest way would be to siphon it. Assuming the bottom is off the
ground anyway. And the relative levels in the garden.
Get a short piece of hose with connectors all ready to attach it to the
20 metre hose. Fill the short piece of hose with water, one person holding
it the other filling it from a can.When it runs out the bottom put your
finger there and keep it tight. (which is why its harder to do
this from a tap with the pressure)
Put the other end in the tank but near the top to start with. And position
the end with your finger over it lower down on the outside. Water will
run out of the tank down the hose which you can then connect to the longer hose.
The end of the longer hose would however need to be lower than
the end in the tank at all times. But that could possibly be got round by filling
an intermediate container.
On Sunday, 21 June 2015 15:23:31 UTC+1, michael adams wrote:
My, you do make a simple job difficult.
Connect a hose to a tap, turn on.
Put other end of hose in water barrel.
When water comes out of hose, make sure it's immersed in barrel water and turn off tap.
Disconnect hose from tap, the syphon is established.
I didn’t google anything. It happens to be the way I do it
myself and I didn’t google that when I first started doing
it either, I happened to have that config because the hose
wasn’t long enough and when I need to drain the tank, it
was the obvious way to get the siphon going.
Open the top, stick in hosepipe until it hits the bottom, pull up a little
bit, place end of hosepipe lower than the base of your tank, shove hosepipe
in your mouth and suck.
Spit out shit and drain.
No, no, no.
Thread length of wire through hose
Use wire to pull string through hose.
Tie Tampax to string.
Insert Tampax end of hose in barrel
Pull string, which pulls Tampax through hose, causing vacuum, liquid
Works with petrol. Allegedly.
Easier still... place all of the pipe into the tank hanging on to both
ends below the surface. When the bubbles stop, stopper the pipe ends
with your thumbs. Draw out the discharge end and remove your thumbs when
it is lower than that inside.....
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