DIY Bottle Filler? Answered
I fill, cap and label my own small paints (craft/ceramic). The bottles range (in volume) from 1/2oz - 8oz. The most common, and the one I'm most concerned about speeding up, is the 1/2oz bottle size.
I currently use large ketchup/mustard bottles, which means I'm continually re-filling those bottles for any given batch I'm filling.
I've been trying to figure out how I could create my own DIY bottle-filler, as a commercially-available, bench-top filler is several thousand dollars.
What I've envisioned up to now is some sort of air-tight container to hold the paint with an air-compressor (at a very low pressure, but enough to push the liquid through when gravity won't) connected at the top and a tube connected at the bottom. At the other end of the tube (to be held by the user) would be a nozzle with a release valve of some sort.
Anyone have some more technical thoughts on how I might achieve this contraption?