[TCML] Vacuum Pump Question
Dave at davidspeckmd.org
Sat Oct 8 08:02:26 MDT 2011
I can't speak to the Food Saver pump, but once upon a time, I did
achieve a glow discharge in a 50 mL laboratory pipette using the
compressor from an old refrigerator. Your AC compressor may work as
well. Only major problem is managing the oil that the compressor spits
out. Makes a mess of everything.
On 10/7/2011 11:41 PM, Harold Weiss wrote:
> Hi All,
> This is a little off topic, but applies to Geisler/neon/laser tubes.
> Has anyone used, or tried to use, a vacuum pump out of a Food Saver for pumping down to around a torr or less, or is it too leaky for that kind of vacuum?
> In this case, I'd like to use it for a small low flow CO2 laser. I'd also like to try using it for some of Tesla's lighting experiments once I get better at glass blowing.
> I do have a pump out of an air conditioner if this won't work.
> David Weiss
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