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Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #19
KillieTalk at AKA_Org wrote:
> KillieTalk Digest Wednesday, January 14 1998 Volume 02 :
> Number 019
> In this issue:
> Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #18
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> Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 11:28:26 -0500
> From: "Jeff Bilbrough" <jhbilbro at localnet_com>
> Subject: 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
> >motor from an electyriic clothes drier and a pump from the
> >system of an automobile. The result was an air pump which delivered a
> >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
> >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
> Jeff Bilbrough
> Lockport, NY
> jhbilbro at localnet_com
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Having built a number of these and still use these "constructed pumps"
you will now face another problem, acquiring parts -- at least the
emission control or smog part of the "pump". Previously they were
available at most junk yards and you could get them either free or for
pocket change. They appear to have stopped using them on US cars about
10 years before they stopped on Japanese imports which appears to have
ended in the '80's. Hence, the parts places have been getting fewer and
fewer calls for them and no longer have them as a ready inventory item.
To replace mine I have had to actually go into the car parts stores and
buy rebuilt ones and the cost hits the $50 range.
On the other hand you are getting more air than you probably need when
you build one of these babies -- you get extremely high air volume
although the air pressure is not tremendous (i.e., when you have 200
outlets going the depth at which you expect to "bubble" is not a lot
more than 3 ft).