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I want to build a simple DIY foot pump based camping sink. I can't seem to understand what kind of foot pump should I be buying. I don't know what is the exact term for this kind of foot pump:

An image seen on Instructables article http://www.instructables.com/id/Field-Sink/step2/Materials/

What is the term for this kind of foot pump? I reside in Bangalore, India and have access to local hardware stores close by.

I also found this product online: Foot pump product on Amazon.in

http://www.amazon.in/Intex-Bellows-Foot-Pump-Hi/dp/B00YH5VL2A?ie=UTF8&keywords=foot%20pump&qid=1475573380.

Will this be able to hook up with my DIY camping sink? I selected this particular one as it's easily returnable should things not work out. I have a budget constraint as well. I have never done any kind of plumbing but I am fairly resourceful.

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    I think that pump will be too lightweight to deal with water, this one looks more likely amazon.com/Portable-Siphon-Liquid-Transfer-Squeeze/dp/…
    – Chris J
    Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 10:21
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    What is the pumps job in this?
    – user2766
    Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 10:33
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    @ChrisJ I can't from US Amazon but thanks for the link.
    – Sindhu S
    Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 10:39
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    @sindhus - try this amazon.in/s/… you're looking for pumps that move water as opposed to air, air pumps won't work nearly as well
    – Chris J
    Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 10:41
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    @ChrisJ thank you sooo much!! that's exactly what I wanted. Siphon pump was the term I was grokking around for.
    – Sindhu S
    Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 13:00

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I've used the "primer bulb pump with check valve" before and it worked great. It's made for boat outboard motors. It comes in a few hose sizes. Do you have a marina or boat supply store near by? If not check on Amazon.

primer bulb pump with check valve ($5 - $20 USD): enter image description here

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