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2013-05-13 02:17:19 AM
FTA: "Employees said gas has been stolen before and cost them."
FTV: "Larry Johnson runs security here and could not believe what he saw next."

Seems to me the only thing Johnson should see next is a pink slip.

Wait a minute here...

"Larry Johnson runs security here..."
"'...wipe us out completely,' manager Paula Johnson said."


Nepotism rarely pays off in the end.
 
2013-05-13 03:00:34 AM
I wonder what sparked off the gas.

Also, in case you ever need to do it, don't siphon gas the way they show you in the movies.  They always have the guy suck on the tube until gas starts to come out and then put the end into whatever container he has.  That works, sure, but it's a great way to get gas in your mouth.  Instead, take a rag or something similar and use it to clog the area around the tube, sealing it as well as you can.  Then blow into the tube, creating pressure inside the tank.  The pressure will force gas back up the tube when you stop blowing and then siphon out as normal.  Of course, this only works if there's a decent amount of gas in the tank, but it's better to at least try it so you can avoid getting a mouthful.
 
2013-05-13 06:28:15 AM
I'm going to put up "YouTube" signs on my security cameras.
 
2013-05-13 06:30:58 AM
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2013-05-13 06:40:56 AM
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-13 06:41:39 AM
I hope he saved the mint for afterwards.
 
2013-05-13 06:41:56 AM
Douchebag probably had a lit cigarette in his mouth.
 
2013-05-13 06:56:53 AM
i25.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-13 07:02:11 AM
One morning my uncle discovered a gas can, a hose and a pile of puke next to his RV.  The thief had apparently picked the wrong hole to siphon from.
 
2013-05-13 07:06:32 AM
Siphoning gas is easy. My father had me doing it at the ripe old age of 8.
 
2013-05-13 07:18:23 AM

Revek: One morning my uncle discovered a gas can, a hose and a pile of puke next to his RV.  The thief had apparently picked the wrong hole to siphon from.


Um...no.  No, he didn't.  RV shiatters doesn't work like that.
 
2013-05-13 07:20:33 AM
There was a case reported here last year of a would-be thief who was found screaming and vomiting beside a motorhome shortly after he discovered how very important it is to distinguish between the fuel filler cap and the toilet holding tank cap.
 
2013-05-13 07:20:41 AM

Revek: One morning my uncle discovered a gas can, a hose and a pile of puke next to his RV.  The thief had apparently picked the wrong hole to siphon from.


Nonsense. The fuel port goes into the top of the tank, the black water port is in the bottom and is gravity fed. Not to mention that there is no similarity between them at all, ie no valve on the fuel fill pipe. Your uncle was lying to you. Just like he was when he told you that it was okay to touch you there as long as you kept it a secret.
 
2013-05-13 07:27:30 AM
Easy solution, make the diesel U-Hauls the easiest to access, he will stop stealing your fuel.
 
2013-05-13 07:28:30 AM
My cousin's mother's best friend said that one time, somebody done try to syphon gas from their RV, but the thief done goofed and ended up getting a mouthful of poop, because the two tanks are right next to each other and look exactly the same.
 
2013-05-13 07:33:18 AM
 
2013-05-13 07:35:57 AM
i522.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-13 07:42:38 AM
Have you ever tested the 'water' that drips from air condensers around the Houston area?

You would understand when the brain damage starts . . .
 
2013-05-13 07:45:16 AM
Economics Teacher: Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

Simone: Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night after trying to siphon gas from an RV, but accidentally sucking the contents out of the toilet holding tank. I guess it's pretty serious.
 
2013-05-13 07:47:34 AM
jce I trydvto tries to reefer tailer truck. Tailer. Tuck syphon out the has and lollide came, lol we boned out but it did br in done a hours
 
2013-05-13 07:50:12 AM

ransack.: jce I trydvto tries to reefer tailer truck. Tailer. Tuck syphon out the has and lollide came, lol we boned out but it did br in done a hours


Am I having a stroke, or are you?
 
2013-05-13 07:51:50 AM

buckler: ransack.: jce I trydvto tries to reefer tailer truck. Tailer. Tuck syphon out the has and lollide came, lol we boned out but it did br in done a hours

Am I having a stroke, or are you?


Phonetics for Crackers
 
2013-05-13 07:54:35 AM
The favorites back in the 70s were the old Buicks and Pontiacs. Some models had the gas filler tube behind the license plate and were almost level with the top of the tank, so getting the siphon to flow was a piece of cake. They had big tanks too.

They caught one kid in my high school siphoning other kid's and some of the teacher's cars. They caught him, because he'd strolled off after getting the siphon going, and lit a smoke. Set his mouth and hands on fire and showed up in his next class with his hair all burned off the front of his head.
Greg wasn't that bright.
 
2013-05-13 07:59:25 AM
TFA "There are two sparks before a blast lights up the sky"

So the moran lit up a smoke whilst syphoning petrol?
 
2013-05-13 08:00:19 AM
Everything's stupider in Texas!
 
2013-05-13 08:02:31 AM

weapon13: TFA "There are two sparks before a blast lights up the sky"

So the moran lit up a smoke whilst syphoning petrol?


Flickin' his Bic to check on the level of the can in to which he he was siphoning the gas.
 
2013-05-13 08:03:00 AM

Deathfrogg: They caught one kid in my high school siphoning other kid's and some of the teacher's cars. They caught him, because he'd strolled off after getting the siphon going, and lit a smoke. Set his mouth and hands on fire and showed up in his next class with his hair all burned off the front of his head.
Greg wasn't that bright.


For a moment he was.
 
2013-05-13 08:04:40 AM
That sucks. He got totally hosed.
 
2013-05-13 08:06:01 AM

finnished: Deathfrogg: They caught one kid in my high school siphoning other kid's and some of the teacher's cars. They caught him, because he'd strolled off after getting the siphon going, and lit a smoke. Set his mouth and hands on fire and showed up in his next class with his hair all burned off the front of his head.
Greg wasn't that bright.

For a moment he was.


Heh.

Tell you what, when you needed a hole to charge through for those last couple of yards, he was the man.
 
2013-05-13 08:15:43 AM
You know what else doesn't work like in the movies? Everything. The 40 year old guy with the 22 year old girlfriend. The infinite ammo guns that never hit people. The explosions. Spaceships.
 
2013-05-13 08:21:27 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: The infinite ammo guns that never hit people.


The 1st part no the second part yes after my last trip to the range.

/tried a friends subcompact .40, couldn't hit a damn thing.
 
2013-05-13 08:26:54 AM
Proper terminology for a siphon hose is a North Carolina Credit Card..  and newer fuel tanks have anti syphon baffles built in... and by blowing into the hose first, you can tell if the hose actually got into the gas...
 
2013-05-13 08:36:54 AM

OlderGuy: Proper terminology for a siphon hose is a North Carolina Credit Card..  and newer fuel tanks have anti syphon baffles built in... and by blowing into the hose first, you can tell if the hose actually got into the gas...


We always referred to it as a "alabama gas card"  in Texas.  Also started using it at age 8.  I gave a demonstration to my 9 year old a few months ago when I had to drain the gas out of my harley.  I think all kids need to learn the proper technique in case they get stuck somewhere without money.
 
2013-05-13 08:48:58 AM
If you can get the inies and outies mixed up on a RV, what does that say about your love life?
 
2013-05-13 08:57:15 AM
Back when gas temporarily spiked to $4-5 a gallon in atlanta after one of those hurricanes, the evil side of me pondered just how much money a person could make professionally siphoning gas out of peoples tanks.  Like drive a van with an electric pump.. pull into an apartment complex at night, stealthily run some lines into peoples tanks, hit as many as you can.  Resell the gas.

Bet you could steal hundreds of gallons a night.
 
2013-05-13 08:57:24 AM
I was racking wine yesterday from the fermenter into bottles, and I got a faceful of unaged white.

//So I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2013-05-13 08:59:33 AM

orclover: OlderGuy: Proper terminology for a siphon hose is a North Carolina Credit Card..  and newer fuel tanks have anti syphon baffles built in... and by blowing into the hose first, you can tell if the hose actually got into the gas...

We always referred to it as a "alabama gas card"  in Texas.  Also started using it at age 8.  I gave a demonstration to my 9 year old a few months ago when I had to drain the gas out of my harley.  I think all kids need to learn the proper technique in case they get stuck somewhere without money.


You should also teach them how to curl up into a fetal position with their hands over their head and knees to the chest to protect the the vital organs in the midsection as protection from the inevitable beating they will get when they get caught stealing somebodies gas.
 
2013-05-13 09:02:11 AM

manimal2878: You should also teach them how to curl up into a fetal position with their hands over their head and knees to the chest to protect the the vital organs in the midsection as protection from the inevitable beating they will get when they get caught stealing somebodies gas.


I can honestly say I've never seen somebody unsuccessfully beg for gas while stranded.   Somebody is always willing to help one way or another.

/Maybe its the area I live
 
2013-05-13 09:12:15 AM
What is this? Amateur hour?  Martin Riggs can tell me what brand of gasoline he's sucking down when starting the siphon by flavor alone
 
2013-05-13 09:12:52 AM
WTF?
That is video??? What, cameras from 1950 or so? Maybe a guy winding a crank.
Can't see chit.
 
2013-05-13 09:13:43 AM

Point02GPA: If you can get the inies and outies mixed up on a RV, what does that say about your love life?


sez u ventrus
 
2013-05-13 09:27:55 AM
one time back in high school one of my stoner friends was really high and wanting to siphon gas. so we went to one of his neighbor's house and snuck up to their rv.

he told me "hold this gas can while i get the hose going".

i was carefully holding one end of the hose in the gas can, ensuring it doesn't pop out and shoot gas everywhere, not paying attention to my friend's siphoning attempt, when suddenly i hear him gag look up to see him puking all over the place...a dark brown sludgy looking mess everywhere.

apparently, since they look exactly the same and they're right next to each other, my friend had mistaken the waste tank for the gas tank.
 
2013-05-13 09:32:31 AM

bungle_jr: one time back in high school one of my stoner friends was really high and wanting to siphon gas. so we went to one of his neighbor's house and snuck up to their rv.

he told me "hold this gas can while i get the hose going".

i was carefully holding one end of the hose in the gas can, ensuring it doesn't pop out and shoot gas everywhere, not paying attention to my friend's siphoning attempt, when suddenly i hear him gag look up to see him puking all over the place...a dark brown sludgy looking mess everywhere.

apparently, since they look exactly the same and they're right next to each other, my friend had mistaken the waste tank for the gas tank.


LOL that's the most crazier gnarled stupid cool syrupy story, so original and cooler
 
2013-05-13 09:33:47 AM

ransack.: bungle_jr: one time back in high school one of my stoner friends was really high and wanting to siphon gas. so we went to one of his neighbor's house and snuck up to their rv.

he told me "hold this gas can while i get the hose going".

i was carefully holding one end of the hose in the gas can, ensuring it doesn't pop out and shoot gas everywhere, not paying attention to my friend's siphoning attempt, when suddenly i hear him gag look up to see him puking all over the place...a dark brown sludgy looking mess everywhere.

apparently, since they look exactly the same and they're right next to each other, my friend had mistaken the waste tank for the gas tank.

LOL that's the most crazier gnarled stupid cool syrupy story, so original and cooler


i know, right?

he has never lived that one down, lulz!
 
2013-05-13 09:39:42 AM
This one time Iwas gonna suck some gas outta this rich guy's tank on his rv and me and my friend found there were two gas caps, one for the gas and the other for the water or something.  So we each took one and sucked on it, I got a mouthful of gas but my friend couldn't get anything, so he kept sucking harder and eventually the rv started shaking and he got this stream of warm thick liquid.  I think the rv's air brakes let off or something then because it made this sound like it was letting air out.  Then we could smell cigarettes and we figured the rich guy was coming so we left with a half can of gas.

/true story bro
 
2013-05-13 09:41:15 AM
Hey, did y'all know you can shiat into an RV's gastank and it'll run even better than with gas?

We made it all the way across Arizona last year on nothing but Taco Bell.
 
2013-05-13 09:41:35 AM

AccuJack: This one time Iwas gonna suck some gas outta this rich guy's tank on his rv and me and my friend found there were two gas caps, one for the gas and the other for the water or something.  So we each took one and sucked on it, I got a mouthful of gas but my friend couldn't get anything, so he kept sucking harder and eventually the rv started shaking and he got this stream of warm thick liquid.  I think the rv's air brakes let off or something then because it made this sound like it was letting air out.  Then we could smell cigarettes and we figured the rich guy was coming so we left with a half can of gas.

/true story bro


lol wut?

so did your friend get a mouth full of poop, or what?
 
2013-05-13 09:42:32 AM

AdrienVeidt: Hey, did y'all know you can shiat into an RV's gastank and it'll run even better than with gas?

We made it all the way across Arizona last year on nothing but Taco Bell.


if i ever rent an rv i'll have to give that a try. mexifastfood is cheaper than gas!
 
2013-05-13 09:47:33 AM
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Nod understandingly.
 
2013-05-13 09:48:05 AM

manimal2878: orclover: OlderGuy: Proper terminology for a siphon hose is a North Carolina Credit Card..  and newer fuel tanks have anti syphon baffles built in... and by blowing into the hose first, you can tell if the hose actually got into the gas...

We always referred to it as a "alabama gas card"  in Texas.  Also started using it at age 8.  I gave a demonstration to my 9 year old a few months ago when I had to drain the gas out of my harley.  I think all kids need to learn the proper technique in case they get stuck somewhere without money.

You should also teach them how to curl up into a fetal position with their hands over their head and knees to the chest to protect the the vital organs in the midsection as protection from the inevitable beating they will get when they get caught stealing somebodies gas.


Yes, how to take a massive beating from an angry mob.  I believe we have already covered that.
 
2013-05-13 09:59:43 AM
FTA: "He got away alive, that could have been serious," Larry Johnson said.

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Then why you laughing, Mister... Larry Johnson?


This whole thing reminds me of this time I went out to my RV in the morning and found a jar, a hose, and a pile of puke. Apparently some burnout wanted to do some turd huffing in the night, and instead of unscrewing the black water cap under the RV, he opened the gas valve, getting a mouthful and spilling it all over my driveway.

/true story, bro
 
2013-05-13 10:01:50 AM

Green Smoke: FTA: "He got away alive, that could have been serious," Larry Johnson said.

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Then why you laughing, Mister... Larry Johnson?


This whole thing reminds me of this time I went out to my RV in the morning and found a jar, a hose, and a pile of puke. Apparently some burnout wanted to do some turd huffing in the night, and instead of unscrewing the black water cap under the RV, he opened the gas valve, getting a mouthful and spilling it all over my driveway.

/true story, bro


what a tweest!

/m. night shamalamalawn styley-o
 
2013-05-13 10:06:08 AM

Alonjar: Back when gas temporarily spiked to $4-5 a gallon in atlanta after one of those hurricanes, the evil side of me pondered just how much money a person could make professionally siphoning gas out of peoples tanks.  Like drive a van with an electric pump.. pull into an apartment complex at night, stealthily run some lines into peoples tanks, hit as many as you can.  Resell the gas.

Bet you could steal hundreds of gallons a night.


Psst... buddy, want to buy some gas? Got some great stuff in my van.
 
2013-05-13 10:14:00 AM

timujin: I wonder what sparked off the gas.

Also, in case you ever need to do it, don't siphon gas the way they show you in the movies.  They always have the guy suck on the tube until gas starts to come out and then put the end into whatever container he has.  That works, sure, but it's a great way to get gas in your mouth.  Instead, take a rag or something similar and use it to clog the area around the tube, sealing it as well as you can.  Then blow into the tube, creating pressure inside the tank.  The pressure will force gas back up the tube when you stop blowing and then siphon out as normal.  Of course, this only works if there's a decent amount of gas in the tank, but it's better to at least try it so you can avoid getting a mouthful.


If there's enough gas to do that, you're probably better off trying to push the tube in as far as it can go, cover the end, and then pull the column of gas out in the tube before releasing the end to flow.
 
2013-05-13 10:16:31 AM

jtown: [farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x333]


This has happened to me.  It sucks big time.
 
2013-05-13 10:24:58 AM

jtown: Revek: One morning my uncle discovered a gas can, a hose and a pile of puke next to his RV.  The thief had apparently picked the wrong hole to siphon from.

Um...no.  No, he didn't.  RV shiatters doesn't work like that.


Yes they do.  It was in the early eighty's.  Can't remember model but it did work that way.
 
2013-05-13 10:30:35 AM

Revek: jtown: Revek: One morning my uncle discovered a gas can, a hose and a pile of puke next to his RV.  The thief had apparently picked the wrong hole to siphon from.

Um...no.  No, he didn't.  RV shiatters doesn't work like that.

Yes they do.  It was in the early eighty's.  Can't remember model but it did work that way.


So...was the shiatter full?
 
2013-05-13 10:31:05 AM
No shortages of dumbasses in Montgomery county.
 
2013-05-13 10:41:15 AM
 
2013-05-13 10:49:50 AM

Radak: "Larry Johnson runs security here..."
"'...wipe us out completely,' manager Paula Johnson said."


Olson Johnson is right!

*Reverend!*
 
2013-05-13 10:53:41 AM

Green Smoke: FTA: "He got away alive, that could have been serious," Larry Johnson said.


Then why you laughing, Mister... Larry Johnson?


This whole thing reminds me of this time I went out to my RV in the morning and found a jar, a hose, and a pile of puke. Apparently some burnout wanted to do some turd huffing in the night, and instead of unscrewing the black water cap under the RV, he opened the gas valve, getting a mouthful and spilling it all over my driveway.

/true story, bro


Gasoline is not a good of a high as jenkem
 
2013-05-13 11:05:21 AM
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2013-05-13 11:09:26 AM

Revek: Yes they do. It was in the early eighty's. Can't remember model but it did work that way.


That just doesn't make sense.  As long as I can remember, the sewage tanks on RV's have been gravity fed and the only thing on the outside that you could put a siphon hose into was either the gas tank opening or the fresh water opening.  The sewage water would just pour out if you opened the valve for that tank.  You could get coated in sewage, but not siphon it.

Just for good measure, here's the snopes link debunking this.
 
2013-05-13 11:24:14 AM

labman: Revek: Yes they do. It was in the early eighty's. Can't remember model but it did work that way.

That just doesn't make sense.  As long as I can remember, the sewage tanks on RV's have been gravity fed and the only thing on the outside that you could put a siphon hose into was either the gas tank opening or the fresh water opening.  The sewage water would just pour out if you opened the valve for that tank.  You could get coated in sewage, but not siphon it.

Just for good measure, here's the snopes link debunking this.


"debunking" as in stating obvious facts and describing the "urban legend" as something that probably has never happened.

/99.99995% sure it's never happened
 
2013-05-13 11:35:40 AM

hammettman: No shortages of dumbasses in Montgomery county.


Quite true. I grew up in Grimes County and I can tell you for a fact that all Montgomery County residents are about as sharp as marbles.
 
2013-05-13 11:46:29 AM

Gonz: I was racking wine yesterday from the fermenter into bottles, and I got a faceful of unaged white.


So did your mom. Amirite?
 
2013-05-13 11:53:21 AM

offmymeds: hammettman: No shortages of dumbasses in Montgomery county.

Quite true. I grew up in Grimes County and I can tell you for a fact that all Montgomery County residents are about as sharp as marbles.


I had more WTF? moments in Montgomery county than anywhere I've ever been in my life.  I was facepalmman incarnate.  Montgomery has one of the lowest poverty rates in Texas and a few decent schools. It is however, the most heavily republican county in Texas, though I can't pin it all on politics.  I'm leaning on a notion that the hyper-religious factor in the county has kicked teh stupid into previously unattainable levels of WTF.
 
2013-05-13 12:01:55 PM

bungle_jr: /99.99995% sure it's never happened


physically it just doesn't work.  Again, my last RV had a 75 gallon sewage tank located above the drain opening.  If you open the valved to put in a siphon, all 75 gallons would just pour out immediately.  There wouldn't be time to put in the hose and try to start a siphon.
 
2013-05-13 12:05:18 PM

timujin: I wonder what sparked off the gas.

Also, in case you ever need to do it, don't siphon gas the way they show you in the movies.  They always have the guy suck on the tube until gas starts to come out and then put the end into whatever container he has.  That works, sure, but it's a great way to get gas in your mouth.  Instead, take a rag or something similar and use it to clog the area around the tube, sealing it as well as you can.  Then blow into the tube, creating pressure inside the tank.  The pressure will force gas back up the tube when you stop blowing and then siphon out as normal.  Of course, this only works if there's a decent amount of gas in the tank, but it's better to at least try it so you can avoid getting a mouthful.


That seems like it would be difficult to do. Just hold the tube somewhat upright so the gas won't feed into your mouth by gravity and suck slowly (that's what she said). I set up a siphon often for my hot tub. It's not at all difficult to do it without getting any in your mouth (that's also what she said).
 
2013-05-13 12:10:10 PM

labman: bungle_jr: /99.99995% sure it's never happened

physically it just doesn't work.  Again, my last RV had a 75 gallon sewage tank located above the drain opening.  If you open the valved to put in a siphon, all 75 gallons would just pour out immediately.  There wouldn't be time to put in the hose and try to start a siphon.


can't argue the science. but i put the 0.00005% chance that some dumbfark actually got down there, opened up the valve, and got covered in poo
 
2013-05-13 12:16:15 PM

labman: Revek: Yes they do. It was in the early eighty's. Can't remember model but it did work that way.

That just doesn't make sense.  As long as I can remember, the sewage tanks on RV's have been gravity fed and the only thing on the outside that you could put a siphon hose into was either the gas tank opening or the fresh water opening.  The sewage water would just pour out if you opened the valve for that tank.  You could get coated in sewage, but not siphon it.

Just for good measure, here's the snopes link debunking this.


My uncle wasn't known to tell a tall tale but who knows.  I do know he was always working on that RV.  I wish he were still alive so I could call him on it though.
 
2013-05-13 12:25:31 PM

bungle_jr: labman: bungle_jr: /99.99995% sure it's never happened

physically it just doesn't work.  Again, my last RV had a 75 gallon sewage tank located above the drain opening.  If you open the valved to put in a siphon, all 75 gallons would just pour out immediately.  There wouldn't be time to put in the hose and try to start a siphon.

can't argue the science. but i put the 0.00005% chance that some dumbfark actually got down there, opened up the valve, and got covered in poo


But the "reported evidence" (which is the same in almost every example of the urban legend) would be different.

Instead of a hose and vomit you'd have 75 gallons of liquid shiat all over the ground. It would be just a *little* more obvious.
 
2013-05-13 12:33:45 PM

finnished: Deathfrogg: They caught one kid in my high school siphoning other kid's and some of the teacher's cars. They caught him, because he'd strolled off after getting the siphon going, and lit a smoke. Set his mouth and hands on fire and showed up in his next class with his hair all burned off the front of his head.
Greg wasn't that bright.

For a moment he was.


+1
 
2013-05-13 12:50:03 PM

ransack.: jce I trydvto tries to reefer tailer truck. Tailer. Tuck syphon out the has and lollide came, lol we boned out but it did br in done a hours


i1136.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-13 01:01:12 PM
If you walk into a parts store you can get an electric fuel pump and some rubber hose pretty cheap. Less than a tank of gas, anyway.

It's faster, you can pump directly into your own tank, and you don't get a lung full of gasoline. Or fire.
 
2013-05-13 01:29:37 PM

Jument: timujin: I wonder what sparked off the gas.

Also, in case you ever need to do it, don't siphon gas the way they show you in the movies.  They always have the guy suck on the tube until gas starts to come out and then put the end into whatever container he has.  That works, sure, but it's a great way to get gas in your mouth.  Instead, take a rag or something similar and use it to clog the area around the tube, sealing it as well as you can.  Then blow into the tube, creating pressure inside the tank.  The pressure will force gas back up the tube when you stop blowing and then siphon out as normal.  Of course, this only works if there's a decent amount of gas in the tank, but it's better to at least try it so you can avoid getting a mouthful.

That seems like it would be difficult to do. Just hold the tube somewhat upright so the gas won't feed into your mouth by gravity and suck slowly (that's what she said). I set up a siphon often for my hot tub. It's not at all difficult to do it without getting any in your mouth (that's also what she said).


Nah, it's quite easy actually.  I've done it a few times, though I rarely need to siphon gas, mostly when I was rearranging cars around the garage, some didn't have much if any fuel in them and my jerry cans happened to be empty at the time.
 
2013-05-13 02:02:07 PM
Who parks their RV's with the black and gray tanks full?  It stinks up the inside if it sits in the tanks.  I either use full hookup w/sewer and dump daily or use the camps main dumpsite as I get full or on the way out of the park.  There is no reason to haul that sloshing shiat around.

On top of it, there is cap and at least one gate valve per tank that has to be opened to dump.  Its a 3" line and points downward or down and rear.  No way to mistake them.
 
2013-05-13 02:11:18 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: Revek: One morning my uncle discovered a gas can, a hose and a pile of puke next to his RV.  The thief had apparently picked the wrong hole to siphon from.

Nonsense. The fuel port goes into the top of the tank, the black water port is in the bottom and is gravity fed. Not to mention that there is no similarity between them at all, ie no valve on the fuel fill pipe. Your uncle was lying to you. Just like he was when he told you that it was okay to touch you there as long as you kept it a secret.


And yet, in a state campground I calmly watched a man pull out the black water pipe and try and feed it into his gas tank.  There really is no accounting for stupid.  Presumably this didn't go as planned, but it was hard to fathom the plan in the first place, as it was a trailer, not an RV and the only gas onboard is propane.
 
2013-05-13 02:22:33 PM

finnished: Gonz: I was racking wine yesterday from the fermenter into bottles, and I got a faceful of unaged white.

So did your mom. Amirite?


Mom's in her mid-70s.

If she's getting facials, more power to her.
 
2013-05-13 02:27:02 PM
He should've used a lighter to seen how much gas was in the tank before he started.
 
2013-05-13 03:07:17 PM
I used to collect poop from all over the world. Everywhere I went, I'd try to collect some of the loca poop. Well one day I was trying to siphon out an RV shiatter, but I put the hose in the wrong opening (they were right next to each other, and they look the same!), and wound up with a mouth ful of gas! How disgusting is that?
 
2013-05-13 03:15:07 PM
What a flamer.
 
2013-05-13 04:28:40 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: Nonsense. The fuel port goes into the top of the tank, the black water port is in the bottom and is gravity fed. Not to mention that there is no similarity between them at all, ie no valve on the fuel fill pipe. Your uncle was lying to you. Just like he was when he told you that it was okay to touch you there as long as you kept it a secret.


I'm thinking some RV's might have a exterior 'service point' for the black water tank that's designed to be used to introduce additives like the blue water stuff to control smell into the system.  In any case if you're hitting random ports you also have the chance of getting the clean water line.

Either that or some dude got siphoned one too many times and did some repiping.
 
2013-05-13 07:57:29 PM
Firethorn:I'm thinking some RV's might have a exterior 'service point' for the black water tank that's designed to be used to introduce additives like the blue water stuff to control smell into the system.

Yep. They all have a "service port' for introducing additives. It's called a toilet.
 
2013-05-14 12:30:52 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: Yep. They all have a "service port' for introducing additives. It's called a toilet.


The toilet is located on the outside?  That's why I said exterior.
 
2013-05-14 04:02:47 PM

jtown: Revek: One morning my uncle discovered a gas can, a hose and a pile of puke next to his RV.  The thief had apparently picked the wrong hole to siphon from.

Um...no.  No, he didn't.  RV shiatters doesn't work like that.


Yeah, I heard that urban legend over thirty years ago.
 
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