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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
does this have a shut off switch? how does it turn on & off?
Recent Question:
What is the "lift height" of this pump? (I understand a different intake pipe would be needed.)
Recent Question:
I was wondering about how safe it is to transfer gasoline through a battery operated device.
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
does this have a shut off switch? how does it turn on & off?
Question:
What is the "lift height" of this pump? (I understand a different intake pipe would be needed.)

Customer Questions & Answers for
Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684

Item# 550704
This battery-operated liquid transfer pump can pump 5-6 quarts of liquid a minute, making it an ideal choice when standard power is unavailable. Can pump gas, water, oil and other non-corrosive liquids. Can be used in garage, basements, bathrooms, shop, yard, aquariums and more. Uses 2 D-cell batteries not included. Dimensions L x W x H in. 25 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 2, Flow GPM 1.
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Questions & Answers for Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684

Question

Will this pump water without corroding internially?

asked 4 years ago
by
bfunk850
on Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684
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answer 1
Staff Answer
This pump is rated for gas, water, oil and other non-corrosive liquids.
answered 4 years ago
by
productexpert8
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answer 2
Yes it will it
It says that it can on the box and if you can pump gas I thing you can pump water
answered 3 years ago
by
Bemidji
 - Minnesota
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answer 3
it is all plastic and pressurized by the battery power. nothing to corrode. very similar to kerosene transfer tubes you buy in a store, just has battery to power it to a consistent and automatic flow.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
lace
 - ohio
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answer 4
Shouldn't be a problem since it is all plastic
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
DonR3711
 - Northern Michigan
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answer 5
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No, I use mine for pumping water all the time.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Eagle4
 - Texas
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answer 6
The manufacturer recommends flushing with fresh water after pumping volatile fluids like gasoline. So, one would assume it would pump water okay.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
AntiqueCarNut
 - Connecticut
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Question

does button stay down on its own or do you have to hold it?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
on Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684
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6 answers
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answer 1
Staff Answer
This Sierra Tools transfer pump does have a on/off toggle switch. You don't have to hold it in the "On" position.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
ProductExpert7
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answer 2
On/off button stays in the position you put it in. You can turn it on and walk away and do something else while it is pumping, for example.
answered 1 year ago
by
MaineDad
 - Maine
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answer 3
the button stays down.. it is a simple flip switch.
answered 6 months ago
by
Skooter3
 - Montvale, NJ
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answer 4
The switch is a rocker type and stays on until turned off.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
by
richardc950
 - Arlington, Nebraska
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answer 5
it stays on until you switch it off
answered 8 months ago
by
tony35
 - new jersey
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answer 6
On / off. You do not have to hold it.
answered 8 months ago
by
Binford2000
 - New Jersey
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Question

How long is the hose?

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684
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answer 1
About 2 feet long
answered 3 years ago
by
Bemidji
 - Minnesota
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answer 2
Staff Answer
The hose that is included with the Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump is 25 inches long.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
ProductExpert26
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answer 3
24 inch
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
hmjs
 - yuma az
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answer 4
Top 10 Contributor
Top 10 Contributor
25 inches.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Eagle4
 - Texas
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answer 5
The discharge hose is 24 inches long
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
AntiqueCarNut
 - Connecticut
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Question

Can the flow be reversed, or is the pick up tube as shown in the only way to set it up?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
paulinnc
on Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The flow on this pump cannot be reversed.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
ProductExpert26
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answer 2
Flow can't be reversed.
answered 1 year ago
by
MaineDad
 - Maine
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answer 3
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Top 10 Contributor
No, you can not reverse the flow of this pump.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Eagle4
 - Texas
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answer 4
It cannot be reversed.
answered 8 months ago
by
Binford2000
 - New Jersey
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Question

Length of hose that can be attached to the liquid transfer pump hose?

Would this liquid transfer pump be able to operate effectively if we attached a 20-foot long hose to it? If so, what diameter hose would be appropriate, and how would you suggest we attach the hose to this pump?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684
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2 answers
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The manufacturer(Sierra Tools) does not recommend adding additional hose to the Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
ProductExpert29
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answer 2
Please see my review on this pump. I attached a 6' long clear vinyl tube with a 9/16" outer diameter and 3/8" inner diameter, and used a hose clamp to hold it in place and it worked great to pump heating fuel. You could probably use a 20' length of that hose, especially if you were pumping down hill.
answered 1 year ago
by
MaineDad
 - Maine
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Question

Water in lines

If you are supposed to flush with water after using gas, how do you keep from injecting water into the gas the next time you use it?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
on Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684
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answer 1
You'd probably have to pump a little gas through the pump into a container to flush the water out, then dispose of the gas/water mix in an environmentally friendly way.
answered 1 year ago
by
MaineDad
 - Maine
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answer 2
Staff Answer
Before pumping gas through the pump again make sure the unit is completely dry and emptied of all traces of water. This will prevent mixing water into your gas.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
ProductExpert41
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Question

WILL THIS WORK WITH DOT 3 BRAKE FLUID?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
GREENBURGH
on Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684
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2 answers
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answer 1
It would probably work for brake fluid, at least one time. I bet the brake fluid would corrode or melt the pump if the brake fluid is left in there though. Make sure you don't pump water with the pump first! (Brake fluid absorbs water).
answered 1 year ago
by
MaineDad
 - Maine
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answer 2
Staff Answer
This pump will work with DOT 3 brake fluid or any brake or hydraulic fluid.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
ProductExpert40
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Question

Where is this transfer pump made?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684
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answer 1
China
answered 1 year ago
by
MaineDad
 - Maine
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answer 2
Staff Answer
This transfer pump is manufactured in China.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
ProductExpert31
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Question

Will it handle hot liquid?

We own a smoker with a water pan. This water pan stays in the smoker which will get as hot as 400 degrees. At the end of the the smoking process we need to drain the water which will normally be just below boiling. Will Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump handle the heat?
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
by
sirroberts
on Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684
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answer 1
I would NOT use this item with HOT liquid as you described. 400 Degrees is HOT and this is made of light plastic.
Good unit with cooler items even gasoline
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
by
PaZ070
 - Iowa
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answer 2
Staff Answer
This Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump is not suitable for hot liquids.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
by
ProductExpert37
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Question

I was wondering about how safe it is to transfer gasoline through a battery operated device.

asked 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump, Model# JB5684
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0out of 0found this question helpful.
2 answers
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The engineering on this battery operated pump assures complete safety for pumping gasoline.
answered 2 months ago
by
ProductExpert40
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answer 2
The fuel never comes in touch with the motor or anything electrical. The pump itself is isolated so it is safe. Just don't smoke or use a cell phone while pumping gas!
answered 2 months ago
by
MrMotorcycles
 - New York
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