Hardware For Pumping Seltzer

To pump seltzer you can't use a peristaltic pump because it flattens the seltzer. There are some ways to pump carbonated beverages. I considered two: One of them is to pump flat liquid and then carbonate it like a soda fountain. I will try the second method first since the parts are cheaper for a simple prototype and less prone to catastrophic failure.


Description Supplier Part Number URL Price
Vacuum Pump - 12V Sparkfun ROB-10398 sparkfun $14.95
White SiliconeTubing, 3/16"ID, 1/4"OD, 1/32" Wall, 10' Length Amazon N/A amazon $8.47 for 10'
Some 1/4" barbed connectors ? ? amazon $5.96 for 50
Silicone RTV 4500 FDA Grade High Strength Silicone Sealant, Clear (2.8 fl.oz) Amazon ? amazon $5.17
Soda Bottle Top Source from anywhere $0

Total cost for prototype: $41.56