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Hello -

 

the vacuum pump for an old Venco pug mill with 4" diameter output (23 years old maybe?) just died. If I replace it with the Venco one, it'll cost $1500 and have to be shipped from Australia. Ouch. Anyone out there ever have to replace one of these things before, and/or any ideas on a substitute pump? I've been talking to Granger and they can't seem to figure it out because they have so many possibilities but nothing like the original. Just needing some information if you've had any similar experiences. Thanks.

 

Kirk Freeman.

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

Hello -

 

the vacuum pump for an old Venco pug mill with 4" diameter output (23 years old maybe?) just died. If I replace it with the Venco one, it'll cost $1500 and have to be shipped from Australia. Ouch. Anyone out there ever have to replace one of these things before, and/or any ideas on a substitute pump? I've been talking to Granger and they can't seem to figure it out because they have so many possibilities but nothing like the original. Just needing some information if you've had any similar experiences. Thanks.

 

Kirk Freeman.

 

I would stop by an appliance repair shop and ask if they could recommend a replacement. Some of those people are really resourceful and knowledgable about such things. I have one on my Bailey. You could call them as well. They have great customer service.

 

 

Marcia

 

 

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Mark C.    1,798

Get the pump from the USA-call another manufacture as far as different pumps and specs - then order that spec from Grangers or the web.

Forget about overseas order on a pump.

Mark

 

 

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neilestrick    1,381

I would think you could find another pump with the same output rating. Look at the serial plate on your pump- it should have all the info you need.

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Thanks for the suggestions. After looking into it a little, found that the belt driven vacuum pumps (as found on the Venco's) are really expensive. Thanks to an article by Vince Pitelka on building a pug mill, getting a rotary vane vacuum pump is a lot less expensive and works just fine if you get 5 CFM or better in suction.

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