So I did not feel like dealing with nasty water in my mouth today when starting a drip. Instead, I used kid's medicine stuff. It works well on just regular 1/4 in tubing. You need a dropper and one of those non-pointy syringes for liquid kid's medicine.
Remove the plunger from the syringe
Put the dropper tube inside the now open syringe
Put the air tubing on the end of the syringe
Then you just squeeze the bulb on the dropper (slowly works better) and like magic! Water!
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