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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:05 pm 
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Hello Everyone.
I am looking for a vacuum to complete the cleaning of my records after coming out an ultrasonic bath.
I see that some RCM's use what appears to be vacuum motors and others use vacuum pumps.
Please excuse my ignorance, but what are the pros and cons of each?
I assume that vacuum motors are cheaper and louder and vacuum pumps are quieter and more expensive.
I'm grateful for any information the collective brain here can provide :)
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I used that $65.00 Home Depot wonder with custom attachment...https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.armo ... 35713.html


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https://www.amazon.ca/HSH-Flo-120kpa-Ne ... m+pump+12v would start with something like this.

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I picked up a small one on sale at Canadian Tire a few years ago for mine. Works great. It was branded Armor-All.


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I use a Shop-Vac Micro with my Squeaky Clean rcm. It was about $40.


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Hi,

I use a Dyson. It never loses suction. And good value too if you are a 1% er. This way I can just toss a record I don't like in it's general direction and it disappears. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:10 am 
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Which DIY RCM plan are you going with?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:58 am 
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Thanks for all the replies so far.
Che Cavolo - I'm not following any particular plan, but I'm envisioning something similar to this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87QNZp_NCY8
I like the idea of vacuuming both sides of the record at the same time.
I would prefer to have the vacuum to be more of an integrated design instead of separate.
So smaller and quieter would be preferable.


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I live near an airport
I use the vacuum created by the front of the jet engine.


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Newbee wrote:
Thanks for all the replies so far.
Che Cavolo - I'm not following any particular plan, but I'm envisioning something similar to this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87QNZp_NCY8
I like the idea of vacuuming both sides of the record at the same time.
I would prefer to have the vacuum to be more of an integrated design instead of separate.
So smaller and quieter would be preferable.


I feel like somebody has done an inexpensive 3d printed attachment, maybe it was squeeky clean, to work with the ultrasound (double-sided per your video). I don't have time to read through it right now, but I think it's in here...

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=45249&hilit=ultrasound

It should probably have a sticky on it. I feel like you could do this whole setup using off the shelf parts for quite a lot less than a VPI 16.5. I think you should keep the vacuum relatively low power, just the smallest shop vac should do the trick....

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I bought a Technics table off Kijiji for $10 and use a small wet vac from Canadian Tire with a small attachment set. Works like a charm.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Thanks again for the replies.
Che, I read the thread you provided. A lot of good info there, but I didn't see anything on a 2-sided dryer. I did reach out to Nick at Squeaky Clean though. Turns out that he's already working on a similar drying system and will have something to show me in a couple of weeks. I'll report back after hear from him.


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i had an old shop vac.. works perfect


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