Please look up the definition of a Diffusion Vacuum Pump before continuing!
This pump is made from readily available materials and has been shown to achieve a .022 TORR vacuum!!!!
Use extreme caution when working with vacuum
This pump needs a "Roughing" pump to get down to a near vacuum then it will work as described.
No a refrigerator compressor will not work as a "Roughing" Pump for this
No a vacuum cleaner will not work either!
You will need a refrigeration service type pump for the "Roughing" of the vacuum.
Yes you may have to go to IKEA to get some of the parts!