The Super Siphon is a patented self-priming siphon hose that obviates the spilling of liquids associated with poor fuel nozzles or possibly swallowing poisonous fuels with other siphon designs. The tube is 6' long and 1/2" thick and flows 3.5 gallons of liquid per minute. Just keep your Jerrycans on the roof rack or other carrier and bridge the gap to your vehicle's filler tube with the Super Siphon.
There is a glass ball contained inside the brass housing on the input end of the siphon. When the input end of the siphon is pushed into liquid, the glass ball is displaced and liquid is forced into the siphon. When the siphon is pulled, the glass ball fights tightly against the mouth of the brass housing and prevents the captured liquid from pouring out of the input end. A few pumps of the input end will fill the siphon with enough liquid to permit gravity to pull out the rest of the liquid. Siphoning will continue as long as there is liquid to be siphoned and the input end of the siphon remains submerged in the liquid. To stop siphoning, simply pull the input end of the siphon from the liquid.
I bought a 3-pack off E-bay for about $11, plus shipping. I then bought 60' of 1/2" ID clear plastic tubing from Home Depot and cut it into 3 sections. I clearly marked one siphon for drinking water use only, and another for gasoline only. The third siphon will be used as a spare to carry with me in case I damage the glass ball in one of the others.
Using the Super Siphon is very simple. The instructions are as follows:
* Drain all liquid from the Super Siphon before using.
* Insert the output end of the Super Siphon into the orifice into which you want to siphon the liquid. The Super Siphon works off gravity. Thus, the output end of the Super Siphon must be lower than the input end for the siphoning action to work.
* Submerge the input end of the Super Siphon (the brass end with the glass ball) into the liquid you wish to siphon.
* Move the input end of the Super Siphon vigorously in an up and down motion. It is important that the input end remain in liquid at all times to start the siphoning action. Once the flow starts, there is no need to pump the input end as gravity will maintain the flow of liquid.
* Once siphoning begins, keep the input end of the Super Siphon in the siphoned liquid.
* To stop siphoning, simply remove the input end of the Super Siphon from the liquid.
* Store the Super Siphon in a cool, dry place.
* The Super Siphon works with almost all liquids, including water, gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, fertilizer, insecticides, thinners, paints, solvents, and lubricants to the thickness of 20 grade oil. All of the materials in the Super Siphon are anti-static, so the danger of sparks is minimized.
Plus, Bill Burke uses it. Enough said. Lol, Bill w/ braces...