Hand pump good for any scenario

Hand pump good for any scenario

By Armand Seguin

Beckson Marine Handy mate pump 212PC model
$31.80 (for 212PC model)

Pros

    • Safe for petroleum products
    • Large tubes allow for quick pumping

Cons

    • No storage container
    • Directions on packaging, not pump
    • Narrow tubes make for slow pumping
Although well known for its port lights, Beckson Marine manufactures other marine accessories including Handy Mate hand pumps. The model 212PC hand pump measures 13 inches long and can pump anything from water to petroleum products, such as diesel oil, gasoline or engine oil.

The 212PC comes with two different pickup tubes, including a quarter-inch diameter hose designed to go down the oil pickup tube to drain your oil. You can pump water or light liquids at 3.8 gallons per hour. A larger unit, the 16-inch 216PC, comes with a foot to keep it steady and a longer discharge line. It can pump up to 5 gallons per hour.

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