Author Topic: Rotary Vacuum Pump Repair  (Read 5869 times)

January 07, 2013, 11:58:01 am

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Rotary Vacuum Pump Repair
« on: January 07, 2013, 11:58:01 am »
FAQ'd for awesomeness.  ;D

I've fixed rotary vac pumps by pulling the lid, driving out the remnants of the stock check valve, tapping the lid to 1/8 NPT making sure to chamfer the edges so the vanes don't catch and installing one of these check valves.  Be sure that when you tap the lid you don't tap so far that the check valve will protrude past the lid.  I then used a 1/2" barb fitting (I cut it off a fitting I had on hand), tapped it to 1/8"NPT and attached it to the check valve.  It works perfectly and is an upgrade from the stock piece in being much more robust.



 



Reply #1January 07, 2013, 12:18:34 pm

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 12:18:34 pm »
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Reply #2April 09, 2015, 04:58:54 pm

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 04:58:54 pm »
Has anyone found the vanes to replace the inside bits yet?  I have one with melted pieces....

Reply #3April 10, 2015, 08:35:15 am

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 08:35:15 am »
I have not, but I am guessing you could find a suitable plastic and make your own.

Reply #4April 10, 2015, 09:29:05 am

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 09:29:05 am »
That was my next step if I couldn't find precept replacements.

Reply #5April 10, 2015, 11:45:26 am

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2015, 11:45:26 am »
I rekon the originals were phenolic resin.

If the pump got hot enough to melt the vanes, it probably ran dry and may have other issues.

Chime back if you need dimensions on those vanes.

Reply #6April 12, 2015, 10:16:31 pm

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2015, 10:16:31 pm »
I think the picture posted doesn't have a check valve.
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Reply #7April 13, 2015, 09:00:56 am

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 09:00:56 am »
I think the picture posted doesn't have a check valve.

No, that was the reason for faq ing the pic. It does have one installed. See the print in the picture.

Reply #8April 13, 2015, 11:22:55 am

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2015, 11:22:55 am »
Yeah there's a check valve installed.  There's a link to McMaster in the quoted text.  $12.