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    Will this work? Our department relies solely on drafting from a drop tank. Instead of using our large 6" hard suction to draft from our drop tank, could we use a short piece of schedule 40 pvc with a 45 degree elbow & a stortz coupling that will fit our intake? This would greatly reduce the time & effort needed to establish draft from the drop tank. If anyone has tried this, please let me know. Thanks

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    This will work fine as long as you ensure that all joints are air tight. Our department has also constructed "power siphons" to transfer water from additional porta-tanks to the main tank using 6"PVC pipe.
    Good Luck

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    can you give me a description of how you made the jet siphon?

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    First, if you are poor, steal two 6' 90* elbows and a 10 ft section of 6" PVC s.40 pipe. Cut the pipe in 2 4ft, 1 2ft lengths. glue it up to make a horseshoe 4x2x4 This is the siphon. To do the jet part, stick the booster nozzle from the pumper (the one that's drafting) up the horse shoe end on the side that you want to siphon FROM. 30* fog @ 100 psi should do it. Stay Safe....
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    kool. I have heard of some that use a makeshift fitting to connect a 11/2" line to. Thanks for the info

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    Default Jet Siphon

    We mounted a bracket on the inlet of the PVC section and permanenty mounted a plastic solid stream tip (1/2" tip). We just have to connect an 1 1/2" line when we're ready to use the power siphon

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