I'm not looking to get into the a/c repair business, but for a standard air conditioning system (not dual air, large trucks, etc.), are the cheap air vacuum pumps that require an air compressor suitable for a DIY'er at home?
I have a big post about an older car I'm trying to get the a/c working on, so once that is done, I may not need use of a vacuum pump for a couple/few years but if it does the job I'd just as soon have something like it on hand just in case.
Edited: Thu June 17, 2010 at 8:03 PM by rastoma
Not even good for a boat anchor.
please try and save some money up for at least a cheap Harbor freight pump,would be better then that toy,and with a 20% off coupon it's not to bad of a price.
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'99 Chevy 4x4 Z-71 5.7 Vortec v8 CPFI
'97 Chevy 4x4 6.5 Turbo Diesel 2500
'95 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3100 v6 SFI
'88 Chevrolet Camaro IROC 5.7 TPI(49,000 original miles)
or get a quality Mastercool Pump.
That air-vac presents some huge problems.
It is too light for a boat anchor. Too bulky for a paperweight. It could be used for a doorstop, but only on interior doors. It needs a safety decal prohibiting it's use on exterior doors due to wind loads.
With a fair bit of work it could be cross sectioned to show how a venturi works for a high school physics class, something normally done with a printed page.
Nope, can't think of a single use for one. Sorry.
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."
~ Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi, An Autobiography, M. K. Gandhi, page 446.
I don't get it. So what are you all trying to say?
But hey, it's got a cool fitting with caps!
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Did everyone not see j/k at the bottom of my last post?
j/k = just kidding
I was just responding to the overwhelming concensus that the pump I asked about was junk.
I saw it but thought it was your signature/initials.
I guess we get too many sincere "I don't understand what your saying" responses to catch that your response was meant to be humor.
My daughter sends me text messages using all that shorthand stuff, don't know what the hell she is talking about, so have to call her back. Maybe I am too old and don't get this texting stuff, so much easier to talk to a person then to fool around with that super tiny keyboard. But I am told, they prefer to text rather than to talk to a person, I guess its okay if you are sending an address or a phone number when the receiver doesn't have a pencil. But in my weird way of thinking, if I don't want to talk to a person, sure wouldn't take the extra effort to text them!
I thought j/k was tossed around before cell phone texting was as popular as it is. I've seen it back in the bulletin board days before there was the internet where you had to dial up and connect to each bulletin board (forum) that you wanted to converse in.
if nothing else i think autozone rents vac pumps (rent as in "for free")
Based on that HT-6 Clutch Tool thread, that would be two round trips to AutoZone for me to break even for a vacuum pump.
Not sure if I would like to borrow a vacuum pump, don't know where its been.
Any thing I rented around here, had to repair it first while paying rent on it.
Also consider payback on tools, if you buy one of Tim's starter kits, not junk, the payback is with one job. Really can't find another endeavor where the payback is that quick.
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