Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 60
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good2Go Buy $4 hose, & it's unbeatable!
Having read the reviews before I shopped, I was aware of the kinked hoses sold with this item. However, clear plastic hose (3/8" interior, 1/2" exterior diameter) is available on the plumbing aisle -- a perfect, tight fit for all couplings! A six-foot length (that can be cut to suit at home) is $4.00 -- for a total of $16. Ace sells an identical pump with un-kinked hoses for $45 -- so use a little common sense, do the math, and buy the pump kit here, with the hoses separately, and you'll save two-thirds!
i'm using the device out on my terrace, to remove rainwater from the pans beneath potted plants (to prevent root rot). As others have noted, even with the new hose, the pump is a bit cumbersome to operate (two handed) while keeping the intake hose fully submerged. That said, it does the job, and the price is right!
November 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EagleEye Works Great
If you follow the instructions you shouldn't have any trouble with this pump. Make sure you spray lubricant ( I used vegetable cooking spray ) into the intake tube (the top tube) and move the pump handle up & down several times, and repeat. Next assemble the pump as instructed ( will vary on your use.....) place top hose into liquid to be pumped and point bottom hose where liquid is to go...when finished clean unit by pumping soapy water through it !! When finished dry everything and re-prime pump with vegetable oil. I believe a lot of these negative reviews are from operator error....you got to be smarter than the equipment you operate !!!
May 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jimh stiff, kinked hoses
This pump is actually a good idea and should have been very useful. But the hoses are a hopelessly stiff plastic. In the package, they come folded up into a tight bundle secured by a cable tie, and days after unpacking the pump, they're still curled up in a circle and kinked in several places. The plastic is actually white at the kinks, showing that the plastic has been stretched and weakened.
With these hoses, it takes 4 hands to use the pump - 1 to try and hold each hose straight, and 2 to work the pump. And you can't get the curled-up hose to reach to the bottom of a gas tank.
With better hoses, this could have been a good product.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BMSguy Works Great!
Great product, emptied my snow blower's tank for summer storage in seconds. Seems they've addressed customer complaints regarding the plastic hoses. The two orange hoses are pliable and were not kinked in the box. Although they are tightly coiled and like to stay that way, I had no problem keeping the ends where they belong, one in the snow blower tank and the other in the gas can.
May 21, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Larry Cheaply Made
This is an inexpensively built pump. The larger hoses are permanently bent because of the cheap material used, making it difficult to have them stay where you want them. The pump is okay but the hoses are coiled up so tightly in the packaging that they keep coiling up on themselves. I tried placing them in hot water to straighten them out and to remove the kinks with little success. I haven’t used it to transfer gas or oil from a tank to a container as yet. I found it work well to drain water from a toilet either when changing parts in the tank or from the bowl before replacing the toilet.
September 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ralphie very poor quality
worked ok 1st time had to un mold the kinked tubes, then went to use a second
time and I could not get the pump to work I tried everything from bringing in the house to
warm up the parts to oiling it to try to create suction, nothing worked I would save my money
and invest in a higher quality pump
March 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by aw1975 Very disappointed in this siphon
Like another reviewer wrote, it worked great the first time, then the pump could no longer produce any suction. Complete waste of money. Cheaply made and it shows.
May 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hawk60 Frustrating out of the box but worked
Out of the box, the hoses are all kinked into small circles. Tried to siphon gas out of my motorcycle using these hoses by myself, and it was a nightmare. If I got the tank hose situated, the gas can end kept coming out. Advise? Take this out of the package and work the hoses until they are straighter before use. Even then, have a second pairs of hands so that one person can focus on keeping the inlet hose at the bottom of the gas tank. Further advise. the smaller oil dipstick hose worked better for gas removal for me than the bigger hose, in part because it is easier to straighten. Best of siphoning!
December 3, 2013