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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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Approved BB submission
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
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete along with your new air badge!

 
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