Is it just me or do you find yourself having to transfer fluids frequently? Pouring gas is usually a one way thing. What if you need to recover that gas or put it back in the can? I have tried hand pumps with no luck. Recently I set out on a search determined to find the best electric transfer pump I could find. The results were very surprising. A lot of research lead me to the Sierra Tools battery operated liquid transfer pump on Amazon.
It is powered by 2 D batteries and claims to move 5 to 6 quarts per minute. It is roughly $12.55 at the time of this writing. After receiving the pump I have to say it has really impressed me and save me a lot of headache especially when I transferred 10 gallons of kerosene to a heater. I was amazed at the speed it transferred the fluid. I didn’t time it but it was easily under 5 minutes. Today’s gas cans are a pain to use and this pump is perfect for transferring fuel from the can. The 2 foot shaft allows you to get to the bottom of a 5 gallon can with ease. At the bottom of the shaft is the impeller which is protected by 3 small risers which keep the off the bottom. This leaves a bit of liquid left in the tank.
A switch on the top operates the unit. I would love to see someone like Milwaukee make a 12 or 18v version of this tool. There is a big demand for a quality compact fluid transfer pump. Plumbers and mechanics would save a lot of time and money. Am I saying that this tool is not quality? No, but for $12.55 and using it to transfer kerosene I don’t expect it to last more than a season or 2. To me it is still a good value. Take a gander buy one from Amazon and let us know what you think.