This weekend I ended up with some water in my basement, and vacuuming all that crap up and hauling it up the stairs got me thinking about drill-powered water pumps I’ve seen — you know, simple impeller pumps turned by a corded or cordless drill featuring common 3/4″ garden hose and fittings. They seem like they’d work for a variety of water-moving tasks around the house, like emptying a stopped up sink, cleaning a fish tank, or evacuating my shop vac.
But I can’t help but think: are they powerful enough for real tasks?
Has anyone had any experience with these? Are they useless junk or a valuable asset to your toolbox? Does brand matter, or are they all made in the same Chinese factory? Let us know in comments.
Drill Pumps [Google Products]