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Old 04-22-2008, 02:10 PM
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Done that too...

Actually I was siphoning old gas out of my snow blower one fall when I could not find the thin tube I always used so I used a section of garden hose. That was a bad move as I swallowed at least a cup full of gas. When I came to (I passed out mostly from the fumes) it was really hard to breathe. My wife at the time, thought this was hilarious but I conviced her to call poison control by barfing all over the place. They told her that if I did not pass out again I would be all right. It took about a week before I stopped burping up gas and longer than that to stop smelling it out of my pores! Belive me I stayed away from open flames for a month!

I would rather drink diesel than gas any day!

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Old 04-22-2008, 08:41 PM
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I love the smell of diesel, but unfortunatly for us siphoners it doesn't taste like it smells
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:30 PM
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I have been told years ago if you aspirate gasoline you can get past it. If you aspirate diesel into your lungs you never will. Some side effects are lasting apparently. Old wives tale or not I will never siphon start diesel fuel by mouth because of this.
Remember when you are starting siphoning you are open to the lungs as thats where the vacuum or negative pressure is coming from. Not the stomach. Be careful guys. Watch what you suck on.

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