Instructables: exploring - workshop - repair - vacuum Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:21:36 PST BLOX v1.01 EZ Handle replacement
EZ Handle replacement - More DIY How To Projects]]> judgeyoung Several years ago I bought a huge shop vac at a thrift store. It would suck the paint off of a golf ball, but there was one problem. It was large, rather heavy, and had no wheels. This meant that you had to carry it around to use it, but the plastic handle on top was broken. So the vacuu...
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:05:48 PST
Tightening Vacuum Handle
Tightening Vacuum Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> NatesWorld If your vacuum is not working and the handle is loose, the terminal connection may have come loose and is preventing it from turning on. Remove the Vacuum Handle Locate and remove the mounting screw from the base of the handle. Inspect the Terminal Connections When terminals become loose, the...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 15:28:31 PDT
Vacuum pumps suck
Vacuum pumps suck - More DIY How To Projects]]> CWKr I had the opportunity to purchase a Welch 1397 Vacuum Pump from for $60 on Craig's list.  New, this pump would cost almost $7500.  It weighs 200 lbs.  It is rated to move 17 CFM per minute and pull a nearly perfect vacuum. I bought it because I wanted to build a vacuum kiln for wood. I took the pu...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:06:42 PDT
How to fix the base on a Bissel Cleanview Helix Maxaxle Since we own three Cleanviews, we noticed that the height-adjustment-wheel-base part was a consistent weak point of the design (along with the part that holds the top of the wrapped cord), so my dad came up with a simple solution: drill a small hole through each peg (through the center) and reinforc...
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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 09:45:46 PDT
Vacuum Roller Brush Repair - Overkill Edition
Vacuum Roller Brush Repair - Overkill Edition - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoeGadget My less than a year old vacuum cleaner started working poorly, so I checked the normal things (belt was tight, no clogs in any of the tubes, etc.)  Turning it back on and trying it again, there was the sudden smell of burning wood.  Since the roller brush was the only wooden piece that I was aware o...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 14:47:16 PDT
Replace a Vacuum Sealer Heating Element
Replace a Vacuum Sealer Heating Element - More DIY How To Projects]]> JamesRPatrick Our old vacuum sealer finally gave up on me. The heating element had gotten wet or corroded and eventually burned holes through the Teflon sealing strip. We use this quite often and I needed a working one, but a new $100+ sealer was out of my budget range. A quick search revealed that it is very co...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 16:53:51 PDT
Repairing/Cleaning/Unsiezing Edwards RV8 vacuum pump
Repairing/Cleaning/Unsiezing Edwards RV8 vacuum pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> PedroDaGr8 The Edwards RV8 Vacuum Pump is a very common rotary vane vacuum pump used in the scientific community. It is sold under a variety of names such as the Labconco 195, Cole Parmer R140/EW-79303-00 and likely several others.  These instructions should also apply for the RV12 (and the RV3/RV5 should be s...
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Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:45:49 PDT
Vacuum Cleaner Repair
Vacuum Cleaner Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> frenzy Here is a photo set from an attempt at fixing my unresponsive vacuum cleaner. I hoped that it would be an involved project that i could do a helpful instructable on, but alas, i just had a bad clog in the vacuum that i easily took out. It worked right after i put it all back together.  I guess this...
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Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:53:07 PST
How To Replace a Vacuum Power Cord toolrepair Vacuum power cord replacements are easy and can be done right at home. Watch this to help yourself save some money at the repair shop! Get vacuum parts for your vacuum repair at :
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Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:46:39 PDT
How To Replace a Vacuum Power Cord
How To Replace a Vacuum Power Cord - More DIY How To Projects]]> toolrepair Replace your vacuum's power cord with these simple repair steps, a smart way for vacuum owners to save time and money at the repair shop. Vacuum power cords can start to look like ominous fire hazards over time or a few accidental passes of the brush roller, and many vacuum owners may have asked th...
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Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:50:22 PDT
Make your vacuum cleaner portable.
Make your vacuum cleaner portable. - More DIY How To Projects]]> makepiesnotsense Who hasn't vacuum cleaned difficult areas of the house like stairs or the high edges of a wall and felt it was a bit uncomfortable to do with hose in one hand and vacuum cleaner in another? Okay, maybe, but suppose you have. Here's your solution: "The Makepiesnotsense Vacpack" It's your vacuum clean...
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Sun, 13 May 2007 16:58:24 PDT