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    Thread: Where to Buy A Gas Siphon?

    1. 11-29-2005 12:41 PM #1
      Periodically to run power equipment, generators, etc. I need to steal gas from one of my cars.

      I went to Home Depot hoping to find a siphon but no luck.
      Any idea who might have one?

      Thanks.


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      11-29-2005 12:42 PM #2
      Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart...

      Here's a kit...you can make a bunch of them out if it...

      Seriously, are you referring to those squeezy-bulb hand pump things , or something else ? I got a squeezy one at Lowes for like $8. I use it to fill my Kero-Sun.


      Modified by Spindle at 9:45 AM 11-29-2005


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      11-29-2005 12:43 PM #3
      I'd try a bigger auto parts store, or a boat supply store.
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      11-29-2005 12:44 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Spindle »
      Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart...

      Here's a kit...you can make a bunch of them out if it...

      HAHAHA. make sure you have a mint handy for after you get it going.


    6. 11-29-2005 12:45 PM #6
      Sucking in too much gas is how I got to be the way I am.
      I don't need too drink anymore 93 octane!

    7. 11-29-2005 12:47 PM #7
      Go ahead and buy a Jerry can already! Somehow I think you are not stealing gas from your own cars........

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      11-29-2005 12:50 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by Dubai Vol »
      Go ahead and buy a Jerry can already! Somehow I think you are not stealing gas from your own cars........

      somehow I think you are being a little too judgmental


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      11-29-2005 12:50 PM #9
      A google search for "gas siphon" pulls up about eleventy billion hits. Who would have thunk that a seach engine would help you find things?
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    10. 11-29-2005 03:13 PM #10
      one problem is that most cars have a siphon block valve, I tried to siphon gas from my boat and my boat even had one, ended up taking it from my 68' Mustang to run the generators last hurricaine

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      11-29-2005 03:26 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by synthsis »
      HAHAHA. make sure you have a mint handy for after you get it going.

      Not to ruin the fun and all, but you don't need to physically suck on the hose with your mouth to start a siphon.

      Run the tube almost all the way into the tank. Cover the end with your thumb. Now take the mouth of the tube and move it lower than the level of the gas in your tank. Remove your thumb. Siphon will start.

      And no mints needed!

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    12. 11-29-2005 03:31 PM #12
      i bought one at autozone for 8 bucks,

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      11-29-2005 03:44 PM #13
      A friend was at UConn Law School years ago. He lived on Asylum Avenue (yes, that's the name) in Hartford. Every now and then, he would get terrible mileage on a tank of gas. He started tracking his mileage. The terrible mileage correlated with 5 gallons "missing" from that tank of gas.

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      11-29-2005 03:49 PM #14
      Also ... http://search.store.yahoo.com/...iphon.

      I imagine J.C. Whitney would have them, too.


      Modified by Cooper at 3:51 PM 11-29-2005


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      11-29-2005 10:18 PM #18
      got one at wal-mart for ~$4

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