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  • Neat Product: Super Jiggler Siphon

    Posted by Shannon Love on March 13th, 2011 (All posts by )

    Growing up on the farm, I got more than my fair share of mouthfuls of gasoline, diesel, stock tank water and other liquids-I-don’t-like-to-think-about, all while sucking on a hose trying to start a siphon.

    That is why I was pleased when I stumbled on an innovative siphon hose while web surfing for parts for my death ray.

    The hose has a little one-way valve mechanism in one end. When you put that in the liquid you wish to siphon and jiggle it up and down, the one-way valve functions like a pump and lifts the liquid up the hose until it hits the tipping point that establishes the siphon and the liquid flows down hill as nature intended.

    It’s great! No more sucking, wheezing, gagging and thinking, “Wait, that wasn’t diesel. What the hell did I just swallow?”

    So, without further ado: The Super Jiggler Siphon Hose.

     

    12 Responses to “Neat Product: Super Jiggler Siphon”

    1. Dan from Madison Says:

      Me and you both on mouthfuls of diesel and gas. I wish I had one of these when I was a kid.

    2. Jonathan Says:

      This is big!

    3. Bruce Hoult Says:

      Also being a farm kid but being somewhat leery of getting mouthfuls of miscellaneous foul liquids, I somehow always managed to get syphons going by shoving the hose as far into the liquid as possible and then putting my thumb over the end and pulling the hose rapidly to the working position.

    4. TMLutas Says:

      Heh, I’ve had one of those for years. It works as advertised.

    5. Locomotive Breath Says:

      Bruce beat me to it. Who in their right mind siphons by mouth?

    6. Shannon Love Says:

      Locomotive Breath,

      Who in their right mind siphons by mouth?

      Someone who wants to be funny?

      Seriously, there are many circumstances in which you use the fill and tip method e.g. when the liquid is in a barrel/tank with an opening just large enough for the hose.

    7. Jorge Says:

      Use a clear hose so you can see what you’re doing. Rookie!

    8. Mitch Townsend Says:

      I have a little hand pump with hoses on both ends. You can get them at any auto parts store. Tastes great, less filling.

    9. Sydney Brillo Duodenum Says:

      Hell, I was born with one of those, but I only discovered it when I was like 12.

    10. Shannon Love Says:

      Jorge,

      Use a clear hose so you can see what you’re doing. Rookie!

      Oh, look at mister fancy pants and his snooty transparent hose!

    11. Phoenix Says:

      Wow! All that gasoline and diesel fuel explains how Shannon’s mind works, though I imagine it wouldn’t work any better if he’d spent more time jerking a hose.

    12. Larry Aaron Says:

      I took your advice folks. I just received my Super Jiggler Siphon in the mail and have already used it 3 times. It works like a charm. I am going to order another one and use it for my homemade beer and wine. Thanks loads for the info.