Re: Hand Operated Pump
In a message dated 1/1/99 5:07:27 AM Central Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
There is another alternative by building your own from an A/C compressor of
an old vehicle and an electric motor such as an old washing machine motor or
The particular A/C compressor that works well is the Tecumseh/York brands.
These have an oil sump such as a lawnmower engine which will keep it well
lubricated. There are some at junk yards or rebuilds from an auto parts
house. Most other models don't have a sump, and depend on lubrication using
freon/oil mix running through it. Drill and run screws through the clutch
plate into the pulley to over ride the magnetic clutch action. A simple v-
belt to a 1/2 to 1 H.P. electric induction motor 1750 to 3450 R.P.M. with a
small pulley on it. The whole thing can be mounted on a plank of wood. You
can use it as a vacuum pump or small air compressor.
A compressor from a refrigerator, window A/C, or other small refrigeration
device can also be used having the motor already built in.
> All in all, would it be a better
> idea to get a motorized pump? I've yet to see one for sale, used or
> Here's to another year of coiling,