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Old Milking Machine
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Jimbob    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:19:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
How much vacuum & cfm is needed for one of those small 2.5 gallon milking machines?


JDK    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:31:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Needed around 15" vaccuum,don't recall cfm.Was discuseed at lenght here about a yr ago,Try search for bucket milker or milker.We used to run ours off petcock on vaccuum manifold of tractor if power was out or such.


I need one...    Posted 06-28-2003 at 04:23:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need a pump and a releaser...

I want to put a few inches of mercury to my sap lines in the spring...

More Sap=More Syrup

Salmoneye


Jimbob    Posted 06-28-2003 at 05:59:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am looking on eBay. Lots of vacuum pumps for $20. However, a milking machine is about $75 on up.


Salmoneye    Posted 06-28-2003 at 06:07:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I should be able to find one around here somewhere at a yard sale this summer...The releaser is the hard part...


Farmer Gene (WI)    Posted 06-28-2003 at 07:27:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
What's a releaser?


Salmoneye    Posted 06-28-2003 at 08:21:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just what it sounds like...The vacuum pump is what supplies the suction, but you can't just suck it into the pump, so there is a 'releaser' upstream of the pump that dumps the milk/sap into the storage...

See the link below...


Clod    Posted 06-28-2003 at 08:38:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh,,That was something I needed to know because I wondered how the liquid was not drawn into the vacuum pump.I will see the clicker site to see that.Thanks Salmoneye.You was righton the fruit flies.I found part of a cantelope in a trash can.Maybe a leson on these bugs and ants would be to always try first to remove things that attract them.


I have a 6 year old...    Posted 06-28-2003 at 08:46:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
So I know about fruit flies...Amazing what you can find, and where you can find it with a kid in the house...

Salmoneye


Clod    Posted 06-28-2003 at 09:06:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are bad down along the border..But not often here.


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