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Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #18
Harry Specht wrote;
I would recommend they read JAKA Vol 29, Number 1, Jan/Feb 1996
>by Mike Bartlett titled "Aan Air Pump for Everyone. Mike used an electric
>motor from an electyriic clothes drier and a pump from the antipollutions
>system of an automobile. The result was an air pump which delivered a "ton"
>air at high pressure for $30! The only down size was the noise made by the
>apparatus, but Mike had his air pump in his garage and was able to tolerate
>that problem (and so did his wife). Some people are very ingenious.
I too made one of these pumps and ran it for a couple of years.
Unfortunately the noise isn't the only down side. If you use an auto
pollution control pump that has carbon vanes (most of them), you pump a fine
dust of carbon through your system that clogs air releases and valves. The
BIG down side for me was the cost of operation. In NY where we have some of
the highest electric rates in the US, the monthly cost was about $75 to
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