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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 06-05-2016 03:41 PM 830 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SCOTSMAN

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06-05-2016 03:41 PM

The famous Charles got me interested in his video on hvlp sprayers a great and intelligent broadcast this guys is one of the very best. Anyway he described one of the pumps as being just like a unit inside a vacuum cleaner. It got my old inquisitive mind going I currently have recently bought n Apollo 700 unit. I stripped it apart taken off every piece as it was filthy rubbed it down for re-spraying. There is nothing in it which would stump anyone. So Charles got me thinking could I experiment to make my own.I currently have an air pump new from a bouncy castle I see know reason to set this up with some intelligent additions including a way of simply reducing the air production a simple valve if you will once that is set up I will get started. If Charles reads this post, I am sure he would probably agree that for the very high price asked and paid, it is what we call money for old rope according to what you only see when you look inside or take one apart. I will keep you informed but Mr Neil is one nice guy he gave me helpful advice all those years ago when I started out and was just finished building my shop God bless all here you are simply the best. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


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#1 posted 06-05-2016 03:48 PM

Alistair,

I will be following enthusiastically , should be an interesting experiment , hope it works, I once used a shop vac to ” beef up ” a low end HVLP turbine, IT worked “so so” , Shop vac didnt have enough pressure .

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 04:42 PM

You have to consider the spray gun as well, whether its a bleeder or non bleeder, ( bleeder ,air never shuts off going thru), if its a non-bleeder you have to make sure it has a way of relieving the back pressure, or you can burn up the turbine quickly

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#3 posted 06-05-2016 08:23 PM

Interesting…

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#4 posted 06-05-2016 08:29 PM

Alistair, it’s wonderful to see you working that brilliant mind. You’re no slouch, are you, Beloved Buddy?

-- Mark

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#5 posted 06-06-2016 01:04 PM

Hi Guys I would like to ask you all I want to get a gravity feed with bleeder function hvlp. The problem is none of them state bleeder or non bleeder. I want excess air to freely escape and not build up. I will keep looking is there an easy way to check these out. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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