Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 96
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TallPaul Meh
I think the product description is inaccurate for the product. When I think of a siphon pump, it should be something that pumps to get the flow of liquid going and should then be able to sit back and let gravity do the work. This item is not that, it is only a pump. This left me pumping 27 gallons of diesel fuel about a cup and a half at a time.
If you want to physically pump liquid, this product is for you. If you want siphoning to do the work, this is not for you.
August 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Joseph it worked
I followed a previous reviewer's recommendation of purchasing clear vinyl tubing from Home Depot before I even went to the register (thanks for that). The tubing that comes with it won't show if you're just sucking air or not. Unfortunately, the tubing fits inside of the inlet & outlet ports instead of around them, so you cannot use a standard hose clamp to get a better seal.
It worked well enough out of the box to pump gasoline out of my snow blower for the hot season. The hard part was getting the tip of the hose to stay in the gasoline because the tubing was curled up in the packaging and wanted to stay curled. I put the tubes in a long pipe to try and straighten them out for a few days before I attempt to remove the rest of the gasoline from the tank.
Oh yea, it's not a siphon- it's a pump. You have to keep pumping the plunger in order to move the liquid.
July 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DiYer A Piece of Garbage
I would give it a "0" rating but that isn't an option. I followed the instructions and lubed it with vegetable oil when finished. I used it a total of "3" times before it stopped working. That equates to $4.00 a siphon. I actually say a youtube video where a guy made a siphon with two pieces of hose. One goes in the tank and the short piece of hose also just goes into the top of the tank. I put rag around the top of the tank and blew into the short piece of hose, hence pressurizing that tank and forcing the gas out of the other hose. I am going to try it as it looks simple, like it will work, cheap, and never break. Again, don't waste your money on this piece of garbage.
May 22, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by zippertrout It Worked
It worked for me, it is average and the price was good too for what you get. If you only need it once like I did, it would be a good buy but if Ineeded to use it more than once I would look for something else.
June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck Piece of junk, you should pay me for buy
piece of junk and then some, worst ever that I bought
June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mark waste if time and money.
Bought it. Tried using it. Followed exact instructions. Never worked. I tried probably over 10 times. Still not working. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.
June 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Popden Handy little pump
Good pump for removing gas from small equipment. Good for removing water from toilets when removing for replacement or repair
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill This is one of the niftiest tools ever!
I have two lawn tractors, two self-propelled walk behinds, and a tiller. I had to take the engine off the tiller (reassembly was a bear) and take the underside shroud off one of the walk behinds to change oil. Well, I searched and found this nifty tool here at Home Depot. It works fast and efficiently. It's a good idea to warm up the engine a little before siphoning out the old oil. Although it has a thin tube to fit into the dipstick tube, the regular sized tube went all the way in to the bottom of the oil sump in both B & S engines! If you can have your machine's sump a little higher than the drain pan, one pump usually starts the siphoning and keeping the pump below the sump level allows the oil to drain right out. This tool will work on all petroleum products including gasoline!
April 27, 2016