Anything available to fill back pack up from 25ltr drum?

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  1. paul1

    paul1 Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys

    anyone know if there is anything you can use to pump/transfer water quicker and easier from a 25 ltr drum to my gardiner back pack? sick of lifting drum up to fill back pack... like a sub pump but mini for drums etc etc?

    thanks all
     
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  2. Jake

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    I thought you had a van system?

    If you google 'small transfer pump' you should find lots of options mate

    You can even buy 'pump up transfer kits' manually pump water across - no need for battery or power then ;)
     
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  3. TolishAPurd

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    Could you not just syphon it with a bit of hosepipe?
     
  4. Jake

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    That's what I do if I need to fill my tank with the spare water held in the 25ltr barrels, but it can be a pain as you need to always get the big heavy barrel higher than the backpack etx...
     
  5. paul1

    paul1 Well-Known Member
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    hi mate

    van coming week comm 17th august then van mount quick as can after that, cheers
     
  6. Crikey, what can be easier than pouring it straight in? It takes seconds?
     
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  7. cheapncheerful

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    I rest the weight on the backpack neck so not a problem but glugging is a nuisance..

    and the urge to pee...:rofl:
     
  8. Bingo

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    If you turn the barrel 90 degrees (so that the handle is horizontal NOT vertical to the floor) it will help stop the dreaded glug on the outflow of water :thumbsup:.
     
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  9. paulben

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    Spot on bingo have barrel outlet at top and don't try pouring to fast you need to let air into barrel at the same rate as water is coming out , Unless you are putting an additive in water then the glug will help it mix
     
  10. paul1

    paul1 Well-Known Member
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    Don't want a hernia pal and another slipped disc, think about the joints guys :oldy:
     
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