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Vacuum pumps

mikehenderson

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Posted: Fri 12th Mar 2010, 4:21pm
Vacuum pumps

Does anyone know if the Tmax 12volt compressor can be used as a vacuum pump? I noticed at the AGM that the Leyland Society were using them to supply air brakes and was wondering if they could be used for vacuum or a dual air/vacuum system.
 

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craiggluyas

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Posted: Mon 15th Mar 2010, 11:03am

I have tried one and it pumps down quite happily. Mine will get to about 20-22" Hg without a problem.
Air wise they will pump to 80psi without problems either! All for about £50!

 

mikehenderson

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Posted: Thu 18th Mar 2010, 6:23pm

Thanks Craig, that's just what I wanted to know. As you say, a great bargain. Not sure I'd use one on a commercial line (not sure about longevity) but definely orderind one for a hobby loco.
 
 
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