It can be a challenge moving your waterbed from one to place to another when it is filled with water. You must drain your waterbed for easy relocation. Draining your water bed needs appropriate measures to ensure the process is successful. We have provided you with simple guidelines to enable you drain your waterbed with ease.
How to Drain a Waterbed without a Pump
- Get to the location of your waterbed and remove all the bedding. You obviously do not want to wet or mess up with your bedding.
- Unplug the power socket connected to your waterbed. It can be catastrophic to drain your waterbed while it is still connected to the power supply. To be on a safer side, disconnect any power cables that might be powering some aspects of your bed.
- Take a closer look at your water bed and locate the drain plug. In most cases the plug is located at the foot of your waterbed. In rare cases, you may find the drain and fill valve at the center or towards either side of the waterbed.
- After you find the valve, remove the cap. Using a light object press your waterbed from one side towards the location of the valve. The idea here is not to drain water but to remove any air inside the water bed. Make sure you remove this air as possible as you can. This is because this air may complicate or otherwise slower the process of draining water from your waterbed.
- Once you are done, place the cap and make you close the valve tightly. This makes sure no air gets in plus no water spills out of the water bed.
- Take your garden hose and route it from your waterbed to a place that is quite convenient with you. Ensure it is a place where you can drain water freely without causing flooding problems.
- Connect one end of the garden hose pipe to the waterbed using hose connecter to the drain and fill valve. You can place weight materials around the valve to ensure that plug sits slightly lower compared to the rest of the mattress.
- To siphon water from the waterbed, you can connect the hose pipe to a faucet outside your house.
- Turn the water on for at least 10-15 minutes. This creates a continuous siphoning effect since air inside the garden hose is pushed to the waterbed.
- After creation of the the siphoning effect, you can turn off the water and remove the garden hose from the faucet.
- Drop the garden hose to the ground and let the process begin in earnest. You must have heard what gravity does? Well, in this case at all times ensure that the hose is lower than the water bed. In case you find out that the method is not effective you can try siphoning water using your mouth. It is also a recommended method of pulling water from the water bed.
- After the process nears conclusion, you can use slightly heavy objects that won’t damage your mattress to squeeze all the water from your waterbed.
- Once you are completely satisfied that no water is inside your waterbed, go ahead and remove the garden hose from the drain and fill plug. Immediately place the cap plug. This prevents air entry into the the already drained mattress.
- Relocate your mattress in peace.
Tips: If your bed is located at the basement, you will agree with us that it is completely impossible for you to place the garden hose lower than the bed as we put it in our guidelines. However, there is no cause to worry. If that’s the case, kindly use dry wet vacuum to remove all the water from your bed.
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