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Glen Peters

Member Since 14 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 18 2016 04:48 AM

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In Topic: Pug mill

12 February 2016 - 08:20 AM

Thanks Alabàmà

I've already managed to find the spider from a shop that deals with hydraulics. And I'm not sure about the vacuum pump that came with this machine so I might be interested in the one you don't use

Those springs might rust, its hard to find stainless steel springs but if rust isn't a problem, go for it!

I might have to contact bluebird about a rebuild kit, once I figure out if its needed...

Stay tuned.


In Topic: Pug mill

07 February 2016 - 11:28 AM

Thanks for all your help

I have contacted David Norton by email and will call him this week regarding the mystery of the vacuum chamber. And, Bluebird has a very modest website so here's hoping  they have reasonably priced parts?

The cam (that activates the vacuum) looks as if its worn right through but should be easily repairable (mig welded) if a replacement isn't available

More on this saga when it happens



In Topic: Pug mill

31 January 2016 - 12:31 PM

Hello Ceramic Arts Community


I have recently purchased a well used Bluebird 440 which I'm hoping to recondition. The vacuum chamber is a mystery for sure. The rest of the machine seems solid?

Just wondering whether anyone has a repair manual or some expertise or know where I can get parts...

I do have an operators manual if it is still needed.