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    Help me old timers!

    Long timer lurker here....

    So I was given a vacuum pump. Free. I have no idea what the CFM... or age of it is. It's a huge heavy beast though. Any of you guys been around for a while have any ideas? Would it be worth keeping or should I try to sell it and buy something more manageable?

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    I sure wouldn't wanna lug that thing up on a roof...or even fight my way around it in the truck.

    In any case, you better get that thing off momma's kitchen counter before she gets home.
    "...and pray it works, pray to God it works."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurtinhvac View Post
    I sure wouldn't wanna lug that thing up on a roof...or even fight my way around it in the truck.

    In any case, you better get that thing off momma's kitchen counter before she gets home.
    My mommas counter... lol no that's my wife's counter. It's heavy for sure. Not sure I'll use it myself. But trying to find out what I can about it.


    The company listed on it is no longer at the number or address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPapaSmurf View Post
    My mommas counter... lol no that's my wife's counter. It's heavy for sure. Not sure I'll use it myself. But trying to find out what I can about it.


    The company listed on it is no longer at the number or address.

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    Momma means wife, it's St. Louis inbred slang. You'll have to forgive hurtin.

    Do you have a micron gauge or even just a manifold set? Plug it in and see if she'll suck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPapaSmurf View Post
    My mommas counter... lol no that's my wife's counter. It's heavy for sure. Not sure I'll use it myself. But trying to find out what I can about it.


    The company listed on it is no longer at the number or address.

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    I believe dayton motors is a grainger name right? Their own private label of motors?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    Momma means wife, it's St. Louis inbred slang. You'll have to forgive hurtin.
    I require absolutely no absolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    Momma means wife, it's St. Louis inbred slang. You'll have to forgive hurtin.

    Do you have a micron gauge or even just a manifold set? Plug it in and see if she'll suck!
    Lol inbred slang..


    Yes I have a gauge set. It pulls a vacuum. I know the fitting on the pump is incorrect, but I valve it off at the hose to hold the vacuum. It pulled down below 20" in aḅut 10 secs. Brought it to work this evening to try it on a real system. I work at a resort in the central plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPapaSmurf View Post
    Lol inbred slang..


    Yes I have a gauge set. It pulls a vacuum. I know the fitting on the pump is incorrect, but I valve it off at the hose to hold the vacuum. It pulled down below 20" in aḅut 10 secs. Brought it to work this evening to try it on a real system. I work at a resort in the central plant.

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    Personally I'd get something lighter but if it works and you don't mind then a pump is a pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhenergy View Post
    I believe dayton motors is a grainger name right? Their own private label of motors?
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    Probably a replacement motor. We have a couple of old Alcatels at the shop gathering dust, but I don't remember the motor make. I'm pretty sure they're not Dayton, though. Those pumps are industrial type vacuum pumps. I think they are designed with a 100% duty cycle in mind. We used to use them for refrigeration, but I was told they are used in applications like laboratory use and process manufacturing. That's probably why they are so heavy, they're not meant for rooftop work.


    I have no clue, but from poking around on the web, I bet these guys could tell you more...
    http://www.capvac.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by CHAINIK View Post
    Probably a replacement motor. We have a couple of old Alcatels at the shop gathering dust, but I don't remember the motor make. I'm pretty sure they're not Dayton, though. Those pumps are industrial type vacuum pumps. I think they are designed with a 100% duty cycle in mind. We used to use them for refrigeration, but I was told they are used in applications like laboratory use and process manufacturing. That's probably why they are so heavy, they're not meant for rooftop work.


    I have no clue, but from poking around on the web, I bet these guys could tell you more...
    http://www.capvac.com
    Thanks. I'll check that out. I wasn't gonna lug it onto roof tops. If anything is use it for ground level condensers.

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    Well they set me up with all kinds of info. So thanks CHAINIK.

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