You guys are all smart, right? Know a lot about beverages and moving liquids? I want some ideas about how to pump bulk (5 gal.container) Diet Coke from my basement to my kitchen.
I bought my wife a SodaStream for Christmas and she was all excited about it until she got a taste of what passes for SS's diet cola. Not good. We were looking for a way to replace all of those 12 oz. cans of Diet Coke she drinks, and so we went to Gordon Food Service and found the DC in bulk. Fine. We brought it home, divided it up into 1-gal. jugs (with a minimal amount of spillage) and put a 1.5-gal, dispenser in the fridge. All she had to do was add about 3/4 of a cup of syrup to a 1-liter SS bottle of our chilled, carbonated reverse osmosis water. Voila!
Now we're about to open her second 5 gallons and I want to store it in the basement directly below the kitchen and figure out some way to pump it up to the kitchen, 3/4s of a cup at a time. Running some sort of vacuum line from the basement through the floor shouldn't be any problem. I just don't want it to be too expensive or mechanized. Any suggestions?