Cody DeBaun wrote:I for one didn't know this, and your explanation did make sense to me. If I understood correctly, this means that once created a siphon will hold its seal (at least temporarily), even if you bring the 'receiving' container above the 'giving' container.
Thanks for the insight!
This is all I've ever done as well. I think for me it came from cultural knowledge; watching my dad or someone do it when I was young. I've pretty much always known this. But I might not have if someone had not demonstrated it when I was young.
All I've ever done is hold my thumb over the end of the hose to prevent the loss of water and maintain the seal.
John Stannum wrote:Theres an even simpler way.
Hold both ends of your hose in one hand, pour water in one end till its full. Then put your thumbs over the ends.
Drop one end into your water source, and secure the hose at the bottom of the tank. Then drop the other end into the destination and secure the hose.