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    iam thinking about putting a relay to turn the vacuum off when the century returns from the pin deck.
    has anyone done this or should i not?
    i think our vacuum is to strong we had it replaced about 6 months ago, as it draws gunk right through it, i know about the driping and was thinking about puting a truedelay off timer so it runs for 10 seconds or so after it starts its return long enough to dry out the hose, also i thought it would help extend the life as it would cut its run time by half?

    [ September 13, 2001: Message edited by: raymond ]

  • #2
    Re: century silver buttet

    raymond, You really want to leave that vacuum on until your first pass is through.
    1. The air flow will suck any residual liquid left in the hose so it does not drip onto your freshly dressed lane.
    2. The exhaust from the vacuum will help dry the lane as the machine returns over the backends.
    3. Thirdly and probably the most important is that the machine is noisy enough to deter customers from coming out on your approach to visit thus distracting your mechanics. If they aren't paying attention a cord can easily tear a camera off your guttercaps.

    Mike
    Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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    • #3
      Re: century silver buttet

      Quote:]Originally posted by Mike Stalker:
      raymond, You really want to leave that vacuum on until your first pass is through.
      1. The air flow will suck any residual liquid left in the hose so it does not drip onto your freshly dressed lane.
      2. The exhaust from the vacuum will help dry the lane as the machine returns over the backends.
      3. Thirdly and probably the most important is that the machine is noisy enough to deter customers from coming out on your approach to visit thus distracting your mechanics. If they aren't paying attention a cord can easily tear a camera off your guttercaps.

      Mike
      [/QUOTE]

      I like # 3!

      Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]
      Please buy MADE IN USA!

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      • #4
        Re: century silver buttet

        If you have waste blowing through the vacuum motor, you should be dumping your waste more frequently.
        I worked in two centers with a Silver Bullet. Both 24 lanes. If I did not dump the waste while running the machine, it would start blowing through at about lane 20. I started dumping after doing 12 lanes, and there was no more problem.
        I don't care how many lanes the manufacturer, your distributor, or the guy who trained you says you can strip before dumping, just dump it. You will save yourself a whole lot of grief and headache.
        Idiocracy

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        • #5
          Re: century silver buttet

          Gawron hit this one on the head ...

          When I had a century, I was all right if the tank had been dumped before I started (16 lane house).

          Whenever I was pulling tapes, if I went over 20 or so lanes w/o dumping the tank, the machine would spit out gunk (emulsified oil + cleaner).

          You can get away with 16, but any house larger than that, I'd be dumping the tank after 16 lanes:

          Kevin

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          • #6
            Re: century silver buttet

            You stated that you replaced the vacuum motor six months ago. Where did you get it? Some mechanics have gone to Grainger to replace it due to it dying and they needed it that day. I did that once and got a vacuum motor that was too strong and would start spitting "gunk" after 10 lanes. It was the only one they had at the time. The Grainger number I got was 2M432. If this is the one you have, think about a different one.

            [ September 15, 2001: Message edited by: JBEES ]
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            • #7
              Re: century silver buttet

              Depending what your stripper flow rates are set at
              will determine waste disposal.
              I'm right there with everyone else; I empty at lane 16 ot 18 depending on how often I'm cleaning the pad.

              If you forget to dump yout waste tank, what a mess
              not to mention shorting out your vacuum motor.

              I ordered a couple vacuum seals for backup and the ones that came are an upgrade. They're not the flimzy sponge type material like the origional ones, nor do they have the adhesive backing.

              The material is soft to the fingernail but ridged overall to prevent buckling I guess from putting tank in and out.

              Have any of you installed these, and what type of adhesive do you prefer?

              Thanks, Mike
              Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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              • #8
                Re: century silver buttet

                Silver Butted???
                I've heard a few good ones about this machine but this on is new to me!
                Maybe the next one is Buthead?
                Rather don't hear ANYTHING about this machine NO MORE.

                Martin
                So it goes.

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                • #9
                  Re: century silver buttet

                  I think you need to keep it the way it is, The machine is decent, just maintain it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: century silver buttet

                    but it would spit out from the first lane

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                    • #11
                      Re: century silver buttet

                      RAYMOND, maybe your waste tank has a flaw in the mold. Is there another Magnum around that you can try your tank in and use their tank in your machine. You never know until you start the process of elimination. Good Luck
                      Mike

                      As long as the CFM rating on your fan is close to what they recommend the fan should be fine.

                      [ September 24, 2001: Message edited by: Mike Stalker ]
                      Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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