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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


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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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