What kind of vacuum tubes are these? What can they be used for, etc? I found them from an 80's TV.
Topic by tinstructable 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Our Dyson vacuum finally broke after 10 yrs but the motor still works well. I've been thinking of using the motor and canister as the base for a shop vac. Has anyone had any experience working with Dyson parts? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
Topic by sage729 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
ive got an old working color vacuum tube tv, a Motorola quasar portable. im wondering if its worth any money or if i should just go ahead tear it open, and feast on its delicious inners it works fairly well with no discernible problems that i know of. i took a look inside and dident see any silicone. do people collect these or anything?
Question by The 4th Doctor 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Today I was dumpster diving and i found an old vacuum so i decided to take the pump out but i made the mistake of not checking what voltage the vacuum runs on, because it also had a spinning component at the mouth of the vacuum. I think the pump works fine because i noticed that tube connecting the mouth of the vacuum and the pump was broke. Is there anyway to find out what voltage it runs on? would standard 120 be ok?The markings on it say 81 b-9 ECP 6500-240 HPU+ 60hz HD10 120 vac 07:07 does that mean it will work off a standard 120 outlet?update: What I am going to do with this motor has been decided. I will be attaching it to the back wheel of my bike with a car battery, i will install some type of switch on the handlebar or add something like a dimmer switch, this would allow me to have the motor on if i want, and i can adjust the speed. Please help fine tune this idea.
Topic by astrozombies138 11 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I am interested in making a vacuum balloon. I have been looking around and I can't find a single vacuum balloon that floated. If anyone has any links, pictures, videos, or suggestions they would be very helpful. The closest I found is this and it collapsed just before it floated.http://s113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/coreview2/?action=view¤t;=VB03.jpg
Question by Danjor 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have a vacuum tube from my collection here that I would like to test. It says on the box International, Electronic tube, GTE, Sylvania, And what appears to be 12Z - the last letter or number I don't know its either a 1 or a capital i, 12Z - I or 12Z - 1. It has 12 pins, 3 of which are not connected to anything, I can see that visually. Any help would be appreciated.
Question by Electric Spectre1 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
hey guys ive been reading a lot lately about vacuum forming and homemade vacuum forming machines (kudos to everyone who has made one by the way, theyre awesome), because i want to start early on my halloween costume this year and after some research i found vacuum forming would be the best way to make my costume. so my question for you guys: what do i make the molds out of? unfortunately, everywhere ive looked, there hasnt been a real detailed description of how to make the molds for the parts, its usually more along the lines of "now put your molds on the platen and place the heated plastic. . ." without describing how aforementioned molds came into existence. thanks a ton in advance!
Topic by puno 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Question by iamable2 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Question by Scott153 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I was wondering if it is possible to use a vacuum cleaner as a form on wood dust collection in my workshop. What type of vacuum clearer would be the best for this, one with a bag, bagless, whatever. If this is possible, what precautions should be taken to ensure smooth operation of this setup. I'm worried about wood dust possibly clogging up the vacuum cleaner. Any help/ more info/ ideas/ would be great.
Topic by SirMalan 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
A boy in the UK uses a couple of vacuum cleaners to climb walls like Spiderman. It's an amazing thing for a 13 year-old to do and... wait a second. This is just a copy of something that was demonstrated on TV in the UK well before this. So let's start over. A boy in the UK shows that you can get some media attention for doing a recreation of something that's already been established as amazing, even in the same country. Pretty shameless. Spiderlad via Inhabitat
Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Question by jbaker22 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have a theory: You have your supply of compressed air. You connect that by hose to one branch of a y-connector. The other branch is connected to a hose that goes into some sort of fluid that you want to move from one vessel to another. The trunk of the y is your exhaust (in theory). So now I give, say, 15 psi out of my air supply and that shoud drag my fluid out of its vessel through the y connector to the destination of my choosing. Would that work?
Topic by flagrantfouler 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I'm looking to make a buck for vacuum forming using pepakura. I would like something I can then backfill the pep with something cheap (and preferably light) that will hold up against a vacuum.
Question by DoctorWoo 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Jem Stansfield is a great guy. He cobbles together a Spiderman suit with some vacuum cleaners and climbs the outsides of buildings with it. That's just awesome. From the article: "I hope activities like this teach children that if you understand the world around you, you can make it work for you," he said. "Normal boring day-to-day objects can do exciting things for you." This dude is my new hero. And it gets better. His future plans involve driving a car powered by coffee beans. He's like an alternate universe version of Tim Anderson. The first video covers the making of the gloves and the second is a climb up the outside of a building. Link via gizmodo
Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
The consumer-market vacuum sealers often have attachments for vacuum sealing canning jars, but they're mostly designed for use with bags. I have to assume that one made for canning jars only would be much more compact and take up much less counter space. There are a few i'bles around on how to use the canning-jar attachments with hand pumps - bicycle pumps or brake bleeders. But they're slow and tedious. I've search Harbor Freight for vacuum pumps, and everything I've found was way too big, and way too expensive, for this little job. Any ideas? Something that can pull .28mHg on a quart of air, in a couple of seconds, that can be plugged into a canning-jar attachment, and can be kept on a kitchen counter?
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Question by Fresnel110 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I'm looking for a soap formula to use in a deep cleaning machine that I don't have to buy att he store, I was thinking maybe laundry detergent?
There are three little black metal pieces keeping the motor housing closed. I'm not sure how to remove them. I think the on/off switch on the pump got bent and I would like to simply fix that part. But I can't get to it because the housing is closed with these pieces. Any help would be appreciated.
Question by jrrm 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
The problem I am having is that certain tubes- say a 12AT7- have certain dimensions for the plates, cathode and other parts. Would any one here know where to get enough data to make this tube and others so the results are that of an electrically equivalent tube? I am looking for the shop or " mechanical" drawings for common tubes of the 50's all the way to the late Compactrons.
Question by Tubetech762 10 years ago
I'm trying to attach an AC adapter to a 12-volt tire inflation pump (the kind that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter), then convert it into a vacuum pump for degassing molds. I tried connecting the only 12 volt wall wart I have and it just barely got the motor moving. I'm guessing that the amperage of the adapter is too low. What sort of amps would this unit need to run correctly? Is it even possible to run this thing from a wall outlet?
Topic by Boy Genius 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have a electric motor from a flymo lawn mower and would like to use it to extract saw dust into a plastic drum. I have seen something like this along time ago and it worked well. What do I need to know about this principle. Any advice would be greatly received.
I want to build a vacuum former table at home but I want to know if I can get texture and other details showing in the mold with this process.
This chess set made from vacuum tubes is pretty stunning. Plug a tube into a square and the top lights up. I doubt that the pins will stand up to very many games of chess, but it is lovely to look at. Vaccum Tube Chess Set via Make
Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
So, I'm fairly new to electric motors. I salvaged a motor from a vacuum. I know that they have high torque. I'm just wondering what kind of weight they could move. For example, if I weigh 225, would it be able to pull me on a go kart? Thank you!
Topic by jmeservy 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
This lovely clock is made from a new kit from Adafruit Industries. Once they're back in stock you can get the whole kit for $65 or just the PCB for $15. If you truly want to do everything yourself you can make the whole thing yourself with instructions here.HOWTO make a vacuum fluorescent display clock
Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Been looking all over the net for help on this, thought maybe someone here might be able to help. I need to mock up a DVD package for a DESIGN class and wanted to do something based off the Special Edition SAW DVD case in which a red liquid was trapped floating between to layers of transparent, flexible plastic. In this space it could be moved by pushing it through the plastic. So does anyone know a way i could accomplish this on my own? Vacuum sealing? Heat sealing?
Topic by 333Design 11 years ago
I recently obtained a Vacuum pump from the school (they got it from like a barn or something where it was sitting for like 10 years, so it needed a lot of cleaning, lot of dirt). I'm not sure how strong it is, but it is powered by a 1/2 HP motor (the same motor that I got earlier, I'm just now using the Vacuum pump) and uses pullies to make the torque more around 2HP. Couple of Questions: -It works (I'm not sure how well, if you put your hand over the output and give the pulley a 1/4 rotation turn it generates a noticeable amount of sunction (and sounds like an opening bottle of wine when you take your hand off). -What usually goes bad with old pumps, can I prevent it? -I should probably change the oil, is there a cheap local way of getting some (like some sort of auto oil?) -Do you think there's enough suction to create a vacuum tube. (doesn't have to be precision made, it's for Tesla Coils, think large Vacuum Tubes)
Topic by guyfrom7up 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I'm working on building an automatic vacuum toggle to use with power tools. I'm basing the design on what I found here https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Shop-Vac-Dust-Collector/ I have modified the base design to allow a little more flexibility and to make the switch box portable: https://wiki.jasig.org/display/~edalquist/Vacuum+Toggle The part I'm most unsure about is the simple RC network that is acting as a time-delay for the big relay. I've done a bunch of reading but it seems like ever RC delay diagram I find is different. I have the big parts on their way and will be stopping by a local place for the small stuff. I'm planning on posting a detailed instructable once I get the thing working.
Question by edalquist 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hey guys, I just recently got parts to make my own magnetic stirrer and heating plate for organic chemistry! I don't very well plan on getting a glass blower oven so if you guys have any glassware somehow, please let me know. If you have old vacuums, a vacuum pump (not submersible) let me know too! thanks!!
Topic by GreenD 9 years ago
I'm looking for a vacuum pump for use with projects like the fusor included in make magazine, a laser tube, or a plasma ball. It doesn't need to move huge amounts of air, but nothing below 1.5 lpm. It also needs to have an ultimate vacuum of at most 25 microns. I have been unable to locate any pumps which meet these standards, all of them have ultimate vacuums of around 100 to 75 microns or are completely unlisted. Do any of you have some experience with these and some advice. I don't need something for pumping out heating/cooling units daily, just a very deep vacuum a couple times a month.
Question by jj.inc 5 years ago | last reply 9 months ago
Hi! I am planning to build a vacuum forming machine that does not use a seperate oven to heat the plastic. For my 3D printing hobby I have come across many heated beds, also some on 230v. Could something like this (https://www.ebay.com/itm/30X30CM-750W-220V-Silicone-Heater-3D-Printer-Heated-Bed-Pad-30cm-Thermistor/401257671771?hash=item5d6cd22c5b:g:iVEAAOSwx6pYrp70) with a heat sink be used for such an application? Thanks!
Topic by ttreurniet 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
Some time back, it occurred to me that a sufficiently strong vacuum would be useful for drying wet electronics. After all, water boils at lower temps at higher elevations, and in space, water will even boil at 33F ( 1 C) Freeze-drying coffee is another example of using high vacuum to desicate stuff. I hooked up a vacuum pump which had been marketed for bleeding hydraulic brakes and clutches to a pressure chamber for extending the life of tennis balls. It did not seem to work when I tried rapid drying a damp paper towel. Indeed, my control, another paper towel left out at room temps dried before the one in the vacuum chamber. I think I've heard of repurposing a refrigeration pump to act as a vac-pump. Someday, I may try that, but would prefer not to have to deal with the freon. Besides that, if someone is scrapping a fridge, and I can pick it up free, will the pump be any good?
Topic by Toga_Dan 5 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Im having trouble generating any kind of plasma and i guess not fully understanding this. Heres my setup: A metal pot with a Plexiglas lid as vacuum chamber. a pressure gauge on top A vacuum chamber A MOT as the power supply. Dont have equipment to measure high voltage but id guess around 2KVAC as thats what i understand is standard Two terminals about 2 inches apart inside of the chamber made from copper. one coming from the top, one from the bottom. I hook up the terminals , hear the nice MOT buzz, but nothing happens inside of the chamber. The mot has been tested and does work. Any clue or direction to point me in?
Question by GalaxyX 5 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hello All, I have four 12AX7A vacuum tubes out of an old guitar amp. I'm not sure whether they work or not-the sound was extremely poor, but this could have been due to any number of things wrong with the amp, which is gone now. I saved the tubes, as they still lit up when powered on. I would like to turn the tubes into some kind of low glow night light/art project, but am not quite sure how to go about wiring them in parallel with one another, or even the correct voltage. I have no experience with tubes, but would love to start learning, even just the basics...like how to power them up. How complex a circuit would it take to do this? Thanks!
Topic by huck alexander 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
One atm is equivalent to about 14.7 psi. Does that mean that if one was in a perfect vacuum a vessel sporting 1 atm would need only hold the pressure of 14.7 psi? It seems to me that in space (not a perfect vacuum) a craft would only need to hold maybe 12 psi (of course when messing with human life I would definitely allow for 150 to 200% tolerance, but in the end 24 psi still isn't very much is it. Is there more to it than this, or are all those quotes about how hard it is to deal with a vacuum and how things must be super strong a little over blown. Going just 11 meters under water exposes you to a little over double air pressure at sea level. Someone in just a diving suit has been to over 60 times atmosphere and the deepest submarine dive I could find was 1083 atm at around 11000 m. It just seems to make holding out a vacuum a little overrated.
Question by seedorfj 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
The more I try and understand the nightmare that the shop vacuum hose and adapter issue has become, the more I have to believe Washington was involved in its design. There is apparently no more oversight of this industry than there was over Wall Street and the banks that led to the second great depression... Can someone tell me where a person can find a source that makes real problem solving adapters, and tells you the true inside and outside diameters of both ends instead of contributing to the confusion of this national mystery? Thanks
Topic by TerrifiedCitizen 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I just bought a lot of 125 vacuum tubes on ebay for 30 dollars including shipping (the seller didn't list what tubes were there, just said a crate) I got the following (if the same name is listed 2 times in a row, then I got 2): 10JA8 12AD6 12AE6 12AF6 12AU6 12AX4GTA 12BD6 12BE6 12BG6 12C5 12CN5 12CU6 12J8 12K7GT 12RS 12X4 17AX4GT 17BR3 18FW6 18FX6 18FY6 1B3GT 1G3GT 1G3GT 1S4 1S4 1S5 1T4 1U5 1U5 1X2B 21LR8 2BN4 2BN4A 2CW4 2CY5 32ET5 3S4 3S4 3V4 4BQ7A 4BZ6 4BZ7 4BZ7 50B5 5AT8 5AT8 5AT8 5AT8 5BR8 5T8 5T8 5T8 5T8 5U8 5U8 5U8 5U8 654A 6AB4 6AF4A 6AG5 6AG5 6AL5 6AL5 6AM8 6AQ5 6AQ5A 6AS8 6AT6A 6AU6A 6AU6A 6AU6A 6AV6 6AV6 6AX4GTB 6BA6 6BA6 6BA6 6BA6 6BA6 6BE6 6BE6 6BJ6 6BK7B 6BN4A 6BN4A 6BN6 6BQ7A 6BQ7A 6BQ7A 6BQ7A 6BQ7A 6BU8 6BZ7 6BZ7 6BZ7 6BZT 6CB6 6CB6A 6CF6 6CG8A 6CN7 6CY5 6CY7 6CY7 6CY7 6DQ6A 6DQ6B 6EA8 6FM7 6GN8 6H6GT 6J6A 6J6A 6J6A 6S4A 6SA7 6SJ7 6SK7GT 6U8 6U8A 8FQ7 9A8 I'm thinking about making a small amp (below 5 watts) for my ipod, which one of these would be best?
Topic by guyfrom7up 10 years ago