I got an attachment that goes on my drill and creates the suction. It is really easy to drain the pumkin with it. I bought it to drain the oil out of my boat engine, but I am sure that tons of places have them. It was a West Marine that I got it at, don't know price. The hand pumps are crap, got one of those for the boat first and at 1/2 a quart out of five I was ready to kill, but only to tired.