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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will set up a siphon from a water source downhill to a location, and move at least 20 gallons. Indoor sources are ok.  (Note that this BB is part of a 6-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Tiny List. You must complete six Badge Bits in the Tiny List.)

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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - set up a siphon from a water source downhill to a location
 - the siphon should move at least 20 gallons

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a picture of the water source without the siphon
   - a picture of you setting up the siphon
   - a picture of water arriving somewhere else
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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Who keeps taking baths here? Are you doing BB's again?

Water (I'm rounding down)
6" deep x 47" long x 21" wide = 5922 cubic inches = 3.4 cubic feet = 25 gallons

I used a long tube to the "pond" BB in the backyard, and established the siphon with a squeeze bulb pump.

Here's a quick video of the water flowing:
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Source, 47" long
Source, 47" long
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Source, 21" wide
Source, 21" wide
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Source, 6" deep
Source, 6" deep
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Water source with siphon
Water source with siphon
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Setting up siphon
Setting up siphon
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Water running to pond without pump
Water running to pond without pump
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I certify this BB complete along with your new air badge!

 
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I am going to try to hook up our gutters to drain water into my pond but need some more manpower to move our water storage barrels out of the way. First, I am going to make sure that my water collection barrel and drain pipes are working. My test was very successful, the mix and match pipes and tubes I found connected well enough to drain well. The 25ish gallons of water that was sent down them drained in less than 5 minutes.
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Rain collection barrel full
Rain collection barrel full
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Pipes hooked up
Pipes hooked up
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Water running from metal pipe to plastic
Water running from metal pipe to plastic
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And from the plastic to the pond
And from the plastic to the pond
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Barrel drained
Barrel drained
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Note: Please explain how your system meets the  - a picture of you setting up the siphon requirement. In other words is it a drain or a siphon? 

 
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Here is my submission for "Set up a Downhill Water Siphon - PEP BB plumbing.sand.tiny.siphon":

I am providing photos of the following:
  - a picture of the water source without the siphon
  - a picture of you setting up the siphon
  - a picture of water arriving somewhere else
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large water tub before siphon
large water tub before siphon
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setting up siphon: filling short hose with water
setting up siphon: filling short hose with water
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setting up: starting siphoning water onto ground by tub
setting up: starting siphoning water onto ground by tub
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setting up: attaching longer hose
setting up: attaching longer hose
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setting up: securing end of hose in tank
setting up: securing end of hose in tank
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Water arriving to plants!
Water arriving to plants!
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Left this sub pump container outside and it filled up with water. It was time to use the sub pump container, so I needed to move the water to a more useful spot. ( Which happened to be one of my frog pond projects.)

I used an old garden hose, and emptied it into the old frog pond. Based on the measurements there was  ~27gal

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Container Filled w/ Water
Container Filled w/ Water
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Measurements Width
Measurements Width
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Measurements Depth
Measurements Depth
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Hose In
Hose In
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Flowing into the Frog Pond
Flowing into the Frog Pond
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We store water for power outages in 50gal barrels and it had been a year or two since they were emptied and refilled so I worked on that a bit. I used our old siphon to drain most of the water into our ditch (estimate 40gal) and I dump the rest now that I can actually move it.
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Old location of barrels
Old location of barrels
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Emptying barrels
Emptying barrels
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adding pipe
adding pipe
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syphon working well
syphon working well
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Siphon outflow
Siphon outflow
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System set up
System set up
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Paul Fookes approved this submission.
Note: I certify this BB complete.  Well done

 
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