food pump suggestions

Paul Kaytes pkaytes at worldnet.nospam.att.net
Wed Mar 26 17:04:30 EST 1997


ON 26 Mar 1997 12:48:24 -0800, Dushay.1 at ND.EDU (Mitch Dushay) WROTE:

>The old Brewer automoatic pipetting machine here in the fly food kitchen
>at Notre Dame keeps breaking down and doesn't work that well anyway.  Does
>anyone have a suggestion for a replacement?  I would welcome any 
>recommendations, positive or negative from experienced labs.
>Many thanks,
>Mitch Dushay
>

A looooong time ago, when I was running the fly kitchen at Brandeis,
we used a pressure cooker.  It was tapped at the top to accept the
house air (not vacuum), and tapped at the bottom to accept a hose with
a pinch clamp.  A little skill with the pinch clamp, and a cooker full
could be dispensed rather rapidly, bottles or vials.  Be careful,
though, that the dispensing hose is on tightly with a hose clamp.  If
it comes off, it's very messy and dangerous (hot fly food everywhere).

Take care,
Paul

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