Originally Posted by twoodrough
Draining the tank went fine, other than slower than I thought.
But if I don't close the valve, isn't is race to the tank before it fills the tube and makes a mess?
Mine is quite slow too. The reason being, my tap is about level with the tank. The lower the faucet the faster the flow. Water pressure from the faucet is a big factor too.
I'm not sure what you mean by "But if I don't close the valve, isn't is race to the tank before it fills the tube and makes a mess
You don't need to touch the valve at the tank end. Simply drain the tank and then flip the valve, at the faucet end and refill. This is how I use mine,
1. Connect everything and place the syphon tube in the tank(I use a clip to hold it in place)
2. Turn on the cold water tap to create the syphon, draining the tank.
3. When I remove the water I want, flip the valve, at the faucet end and refill.
I dose the WHOLE volume of the tank with Prime before refilling. I never touch the valve at the tank end....If the valve at the tank end is left open, you will not have any pressure building up causing a leak....