* Multiple agencies have noted there is no permit required for this household device. There is no construction involved and no plumbing required.
More useful Information
Here is a video that explains the dynamics of the siphon
Your grey bath water explained
Other grey water resources
It has been brought to our attention that some people cannot operate their SiphonAid because they claim to “have no gravity at their house”. Be assured that you have an adequate amount of gravity at your home. In the event you have NO gravity at your home, SiphonAid assumes no responsibility. Check with NASA for assistance with low or no gravity.
Another problem that sometimes occurs is that people cannot get water to go through the hose. Check the hose for kinks and/or other blockages. Water that is siphoned is not under pressure so it flows gently and cannot force itself through a blocked hose.
The SiphonAid is made in part with rubber. It is the user’s responsibility to best fit the SiphonAid to the bathtub faucet. Remember, this is NOT a plumbing device and is not meant to hold itself onto the faucet. The user must hold the SiphonAid up to the faucet forcing the water to flow through your attached hose. This will take a few seconds; long enough to get the faucet water going through the hose up and over the window (see the above video). Quickly drop the SiphonAid and hose into the bottom of the bathtub. At that time the principal of hydro static pressure along with your gravity will be sufficient to pull your bath water out to your thirsty plants.
The SiphonAid is meant as a tool useful for occasions when you have a sufficient tub of bath water that you would like to siphon outside. There may days when you don’t have an adequate amount of water saved in the tub or days when outside plants do not need watering. The SiphonAid is usually an occasional tool. Like the toilet plunger; you may not use it every day – but it is handy when you need it.
Contact Us: Questions, ideas, suggestions? Write to John@siphonaid.com