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    Alright kid you have learned the basics of creating a siphon flow on a half inch hose Now can you do it with 2 inch and 4 inch curved aluminum pipes a 1000 times a day to irrigate a potato field? When you can come see me I'll take you to my cousin and he will put you to work @ 15.00 an hour
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    I learned how to do this a few years ago with a garden hose to empty out a 55 gallon drum. I was so proud of myself!

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    I've never learnt this, so how is it done?
    I have a 1972 Land Rover Series III Truck Cab/Pick-Up and a 1962 Land Rover Series 2a Carawagon Camper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffle-Valve View Post
    I've never learnt this, so how is it done?
    If you are being serious, First you push the end of the hose as deep as possible into the container you want to siphon from hold your thumb over the end and pull a short distance from the container, lift your thumb slightly to break the seal as you rapidly push the hose back into the container then immediately press your thumb back on the end of the hose, repeat the process as often as necessary to cause the fluid to reach your thumb. Hold the thumb closed end below the intake end and release your thumb the fluid should flow freely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    If you are being serious, First you push the end of the hose as deep as possible into the container you want to siphon from holding your thumb over the end and pull a short distance from the container, lift your thumb slightly to break the seal as you rapidly push the hose back into the container then immediately press your thumb back on the end of the hose, repeat the process as often as necessary to cause the fluid to reach your thumb. Hold the thumb closed-end below the intake end and release your thumb the fluid should flow freely.
    I've always given it a suck it a see approach. I'll try the thumb method. It's got to taste better that's for sure.
    I have a 1972 Land Rover Series III Truck Cab/Pick-Up and a 1962 Land Rover Series 2a Carawagon Camper.

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