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Turn Your Weed Trimmer Into A Submersible Pump
You can turn any commercial handheld weed trimmer into a low-cost, portable submersible pump with this new attachment.
  No tools or adapters are needed to install the Tornado Water Pump. It quick snaps onto the string trimmer coupler and comes with a standard garden hose connection at the pump housing. You hook the other end of the coupler hose up to any garden hose and start pumping.
  "It works great for pumping water out of flooded basements, boats, low-lying areas, and so forth," says distributor Sandy Ochoa. "It's less expensive and more user friendly than any other submersible pump on the market. It'll pump water at least 12 ft. straight up out of a flooded basement, and it'll pump water out through a 100-ft. garden hose with no problem. You can pump 15 to 25 gallons per minute, depending on how far you have to move the water."
  Ochoa says the Tornado was originally thought up by J.D. Cameron. He thought there was a need for something like this when he was repairing water lines at a golf course. Cameron brought the idea to Ochoa, who developed the invention.
  "Traditionally, submersible pumps for removing or transferring liquids such as water are self-contained units with a motor that has to be water-proofed," says Ochoa. "We eliminated that cost by using the weed trimmer motor."
  Sells for $69.99 plus S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ochoa Roadrunner, PDTS Inc., 505 24th St., Bldg. 4, Alamogordo, N. Mexico 88310 (ph 505 439-1518; fax 505 439-1541; tornado_tf5@hotmail.com).

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2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4