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    Default Vacuum Pump

    I have struggled with everything from screws to clamps to double sided tape with mixed results. Here is what I hope will be the best resolution. I used the design Bill Palumbo describes on his web site. Thanks Bill for sharing your design.

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    Mike,
    It looks good ! In fact it's a neater, tighter setup than my original prototype.Add a few pods/pucks, and you're in business...!

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    Thanks Bill. Your design is great. One question: in the "out" port on your pump there is something black attached is that a filter or some type of muffler?

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    Mike,
    It's an "exhaust muffler" and I got it from -www.veneersupplies.com ( same people as www.joewoodworker.com)It costs about $2.75, and they claim it reduces pump noise between 17-22 Db.

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    Thanks Bill, I have one on the way.

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    I,am in the process of building a simular set-up with the same vacumn pump. How were you able to wire the system with a 220 pump and 110 mac value.

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    Steve...
    IF you are going to mix 120V and 240V on one cord you should use a 4 wire cord, plug & receptacle. (code)

    Joe woodworker has mac valves in both 120 and 240 versions. I recommend using the relay as they show on the site. even with low draw motors, you get a better safer action with the relay rather than simply switching one of the hot legs of a 240V circuit with a vac switch. If you do use the relay and have a neutral present, then you will be able to switch a 120V MAC valve also. (120V or 240V) IF you need diagrams beyond what is available on joes site, email me.

    Gary

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    Is this type of vacuum pump setup mainly for use with pods? I want to do my 4 x 8 table with maybe 8 zones pulling through Trupan. My initial plan was to just get a Fein vac for the vacuum source. But the Fein is $450 and the vacuum pump setup above looks to be much cheaper. Is the Gast pump setup appropriate for spoilboard use?

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    You won't have enough CFM with that type of pump for a whole table/spoilboard. Shop around - I've seen the Feins for closer to 350-375.

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    Lou - I did some shopping, the best that I can find is $409 so far. Do you happen to remember where you may have seen the $350 - $375 prices?

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