July 15 2010 02:39 PM

June Handy Hint:

Durable esophageal feeder

We made this esophageal feeder from a one-gallon mayonnaise plastic jar. There is a hook on the lid that holds a leather neck strap (freeing your hands). On the jar's screw-on lid, we drilled a very small hole as a vent. In the bottom, we installed brass pipe fittings (don't rust) with a regular brass hose shutoff valve. The bottle is attached to a 3/8 nylon braided hose which is clamped to the stainless steel esophageal feeder tube from our old esophageal feeder.

Stephen Hewitt