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Title: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 23, 2016, 02:57:06 PM
Vacuum Grip Applicator DIY Guide

Step one:

Go to your hardware store and puchase:
 - 1x 250mm long 50mm diameter pvc tubing
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/8100%209813300.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/8100%209813300.jpg.html)

- 1x multiplier 50mm
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/8100%209813283.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/8100%209813283.jpg.html)

- 1x decrease diameter from 50mm to 32mm (or whatever size your vacuumcleaners pipe is.
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/8100%209813293.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/8100%209813293.jpg.html)

- 1x roll of insulation tape if you dont have it

Step two:
 
- Measure the length needed for your grip setup (harrow, SH or LH would be different)
- The pipe has to go on both ends of the multiplier, so you need to cut it, i used a hacksaw. Measure how much you need.
- The decreaser goes on the other opening (the 45 degree pipe)

Step three:
- Put it all together, tape any connection, sand down the edges and try it out!.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/2016-02-23%2015.17.01.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/2016-02-23%2015.17.01.jpg.html)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/2016-02-23%2015.17.30.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/2016-02-23%2015.17.30.jpg.html)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/2016-02-23%2015.17.47.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/2016-02-23%2015.17.47.jpg.html)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/2016-02-23%2015.18.18.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/2016-02-23%2015.18.18.jpg.html)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/2016-02-23%2015.18.36.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/2016-02-23%2015.18.36.jpg.html)

Oh- and by the way - it works on octopus Grips as well!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160223/4ba20be043bc0ce7ef5c9757a1a0bb4b.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160223/899e94a5a9525dacbdd722609981e599.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: northernboy1987 on February 23, 2016, 03:07:20 PM
Haha that's class! Good job mate :D
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Buzz on February 23, 2016, 03:13:00 PM
This is my most favourite think I have seen on here in ages.
right down to the fact I was irritated by the bar code sticker still being on the pipe!!!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: liscon12 on February 23, 2016, 03:17:22 PM
Where did you buy your piping from, was it from one of the larger DIY stores?

I fancy giving this a go :)
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 23, 2016, 03:18:04 PM
This is my most favourite think I have seen on here in ages.
right down to the fact I was irritated by the bar code sticker still being on the pipe!!!
If it didn't work, I wanted to be able to return it ;-)
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 23, 2016, 03:18:56 PM
Just a random one.. In Denmark it is called jem&fix ;-)
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SirScottiod on February 23, 2016, 03:20:08 PM
This looks really easy to do, thanks for this thread!!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: northernboy1987 on February 23, 2016, 03:21:52 PM
Where did you buy your piping from, was it from one of the larger DIY stores?

I fancy giving this a go :)

Any plumbers merchants (Graham's, PTS etc.) or DIY store like Screwfix/B&Q/Wickes will stock it pal
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 23, 2016, 03:43:57 PM
Tried it on octopus! Succes!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Mr_Orange on February 23, 2016, 04:03:19 PM
This is awesome. Definitely giving it a go
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on February 23, 2016, 04:04:57 PM
8 likes! Could this become the most like post In cbf history!!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: trypewriter on February 23, 2016, 04:20:53 PM
I think it needs a video as well.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: northernboy1987 on February 23, 2016, 04:30:47 PM
8 likes! Could this become the most like post In cbf history!!

Liked it on badness now :D
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: bostoncricketer on February 23, 2016, 04:31:39 PM
You're my hero!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 23, 2016, 04:34:13 PM
I think it needs a video as well.
Next guy who makes it, should make a video!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SRH on February 23, 2016, 04:44:47 PM
Quality, if someone makes one from parts off the internet, could they list them here with the URL please? Then we can all have one without 20 trips to Wicks.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SirScottiod on February 23, 2016, 04:48:09 PM
Get wicks/b&q/hardware shop on the forum as a sponsor, see if we can get some discount on parts!!!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on February 23, 2016, 04:50:37 PM
Get wicks/b&q/hardware shop on the forum as a sponsor, see if we can get some discount on parts!!!

Or someone buy in bulk for discount then sell on.


The new @Ayrtek grip applicator......
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Jogetnz on February 23, 2016, 05:54:16 PM
Brilliant work, I shall be making one of these soon.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Kevtheplumber on February 23, 2016, 07:56:12 PM
Brilliant got everything needed on the van [emoji1303]


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Title: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Kevtheplumber on February 23, 2016, 07:57:31 PM
Plumbing terms for materials is 2 inch pipe
2 inch tee
2 inch to 1 1/4 reducer.
I'd use solvent weld joints too instead of push fit, won't move about then.


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Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Kevtheplumber on February 23, 2016, 07:59:44 PM
Actually you sure it's 50mm/2" pipe? I'm not sure you'd get a grip over a 2" end.
1 1/2 might be better.


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Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: FattusCattus on February 23, 2016, 08:31:14 PM
I think 1 1/2"  is right Kev.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 23, 2016, 09:08:07 PM
It's 50mm. Very sure of it.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 23, 2016, 09:11:36 PM
I made mine to fit the second and third grip if needed. And all my grips worked well with it. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160223/7c3ad7e9ee827f89fcd307cd76041041.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: dougydee on February 23, 2016, 09:46:07 PM
Brilliant! Well played.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Kevtheplumber on February 23, 2016, 10:07:12 PM
Great idea. Just wouldn't of thought you'd get a grip to stretch over a 50mm pipe


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Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 23, 2016, 10:09:42 PM
Great idea. Just wouldn't of thought you'd get a grip to stretch over a 50mm pipe


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Might be difficult with a thick spiral, but octo and scales worked fine so far. The GM one is not much smaller though. Think its 45.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Ridenmarke on February 24, 2016, 01:55:40 AM
Brilliant idea and awesome execution
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: tejasapatel on February 24, 2016, 02:51:15 AM
Genius. Great job and this give me a perfect weekend project while wife is away.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: brokenbat on February 24, 2016, 04:01:42 AM
Vacuum Grip Applicator DIY Guide

Step one:

Go to your hardware store and puchase:
 - 1x 250mm long 50mm diameter pvc tubing
([url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/8100%209813300.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/8100%209813300.jpg.html[/url])

- 1x multiplier 50mm
([url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/8100%209813283.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/8100%209813283.jpg.html[/url])

- 1x decrease diameter from 50mm to 32mm (or whatever size your vacuumcleaners pipe is.
([url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/8100%209813293.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/8100%209813293.jpg.html[/url])

- 1x roll of insulation tape if you dont have it

Step two:
 
- Measure the length needed for your grip setup (harrow, SH or LH would be different)
- The pipe has to go on both ends of the multiplier, so you need to cut it, i used a hacksaw. Measure how much you need.
- The decreaser goes on the other opening (the 45 degree pipe)

Step three:
- Put it all together, tape any connection, sand down the edges and try it out!.

([url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/2016-02-23%2015.17.01.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/2016-02-23%2015.17.01.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/2016-02-23%2015.17.30.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/2016-02-23%2015.17.30.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/2016-02-23%2015.17.47.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/2016-02-23%2015.17.47.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/2016-02-23%2015.18.18.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/2016-02-23%2015.18.18.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/steffanlangholz/2016-02-23%2015.18.36.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s47.photobucket.com/user/steffanlangholz/media/2016-02-23%2015.18.36.jpg.html[/url])

Oh- and by the way - it works on octopus Grips as well!

([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160223/4ba20be043bc0ce7ef5c9757a1a0bb4b.jpg[/url])

([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160223/899e94a5a9525dacbdd722609981e599.jpg[/url])


brilliant. you are the Macgyver of cricket. Whats the next project?
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: sgcricket on February 24, 2016, 09:04:22 AM
Hats off to you!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: petehosk on February 24, 2016, 09:36:47 AM
Almost the perfect article! The ONLY thing that lets it down a little is the toe shot in the last pic!  ???
Apart from that, this is genius! Today...invention for the perfect grip applicator. Tomorrow.....out-invent Dyson!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Number4 on February 24, 2016, 09:42:46 AM
My what a strong left hand you have there Quagmire  ;)
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 24, 2016, 09:46:21 AM
brilliant. you are the Macgyver of cricket. Whats the next project?
No idea. I was just sick of my Gm not functioning properly. Took it apart, matched the measurements with the pvc, tried drilling and assembling first, but that was very bad. Second time around I tried this.. Basic idea is, enough suction, and every grip will expand. And ofc, everybody should be able to make and use- unlike the ones in the factories, and easy grip etc.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 24, 2016, 09:47:18 AM
My what a strong left hand you have there Quagmire  ;)
I'm a physio by day.. Should have strong hands :-P
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Percy on February 24, 2016, 10:22:55 AM
Looking forward to seeing the variations on this once the forum members start creating their own versions.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: FattusCattus on February 24, 2016, 10:43:01 AM
I'm going to wrap mine in chrome vinyl!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: rickjames on February 24, 2016, 11:41:41 AM
Very useful way of doing it. Wish this was done before Saturday, spent my evening applying a second grip to my 3 and I'm super picky about how I like it; don't like anything above the handle and like the top grip to cover the bottom completely. Cue several attempts with the bat cone before having to squish it up/down etc and my thumbs being blood red afterwards
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Johnny on February 24, 2016, 02:24:42 PM
so all in, how much did it cost you?
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 24, 2016, 02:48:50 PM
75 kr = round 8 pounds. Not counting the vacuum cleaner, hacksaw, sanding paper for the rough edge.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 24, 2016, 03:16:20 PM
Got a lot of loving for this thread being an "inventor" type myself. Top work @SteffanLangholz
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 24, 2016, 03:25:42 PM
Thanks buddy, means a lot :) Sent you a pm by the way!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Kevtheplumber on February 24, 2016, 04:28:25 PM
If you go to screw fix the materials should cost 5 tops


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Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 24, 2016, 04:39:25 PM
If you go to screw fix the materials should cost 5 tops


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Did you make yours yet??
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Kevtheplumber on February 24, 2016, 04:44:36 PM
No not had chance yet. I might see what it's like with 1 1/2 pipe. Might not be big enough for 2 grips but I've never used more than 1 grip


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Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Mattsky on February 24, 2016, 05:19:06 PM
Mods! This should be an instant sticky.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 24, 2016, 05:19:49 PM
No not had chance yet. I might see what it's like with 1 1/2 pipe. Might not be big enough for 2 grips but I've never used more than 1 grip


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Gm grip applicater is actually bigger than 50mm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160224/22029835236d8743d82d0ac2012a9fac.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Kevtheplumber on February 24, 2016, 05:21:40 PM
Looking at my handles it would need at least 50mm


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Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: waikik on February 25, 2016, 04:50:17 AM
(http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah134/waikik/Photo0263_zpsfnuu0rus.jpg) (http://s1379.photobucket.com/user/waikik/media/Photo0263_zpsfnuu0rus.jpg.html)

Crude and simple and works a treat, cost $3.80, under 2 pound. Thanks Steffan,
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 25, 2016, 07:26:16 AM
([url]http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah134/waikik/Photo0263_zpsfnuu0rus.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1379.photobucket.com/user/waikik/media/Photo0263_zpsfnuu0rus.jpg.html[/url])

Crude and simple and works a treat, cost $3.80, under 2 pound. Thanks Steffan,

You're very welcome. I am working on a YouTube tutorial atm, but since this is my first of the kind, it takes time!

Bunnings would always be cheaper than what I would be able to find in Denmark unfortunately, loved bunnings when I toured down under!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on February 25, 2016, 07:30:48 AM
Mods! This should be an instant sticky.

24 likes and counting!! Should be an auto forum thing. 25 likes and it's a sticky
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 25, 2016, 07:53:46 AM
24 likes and counting!! Should be an auto forum thing. 25 likes and it's a sticky

And thank you for the support, and the sticky is better than any medal!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: uknsaunders on March 02, 2016, 07:27:18 PM
24 likes and counting!! Should be an auto forum thing. 25 likes and it's a sticky

I like that idea. Only issue is if the entire front page of a section ends up being stickies. That said the topics would all be worth reading. We'll have a think about that.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Percy on March 14, 2016, 01:13:40 PM
Sorry to resurrect this but was hoping for some additional advice. I have built a similar "gadget"  for the club in metal and have it working off the vacuum cleaner thanks to Steffan. However, I really want it to be more self contained so am looking for a suitable vacuum pump but have no idea how powerful it would need to be. I have seen various different ones on the Bay of E and need to know if 2.5-3 CFM would be powerful enough. Would something like this work:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5CFM-1-4HP-220V-Single-Stage-Rotary-Vane-Deep-Vacuum-Pump-DE-fast-shipping-/161892851347?hash=item25b190de93:g:SSMAAOSwZVhWTtD3 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5CFM-1-4HP-220V-Single-Stage-Rotary-Vane-Deep-Vacuum-Pump-DE-fast-shipping-/161892851347?hash=item25b190de93:g:SSMAAOSwZVhWTtD3)

Any ideas?

Cheers
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Kulli on March 14, 2016, 01:18:09 PM
I like that idea. Only issue is if the entire front page of a section ends up being stickies. That said the topics would all be worth reading. We'll have a think about that.

Create a seperate section for such threads, so they don't vanish.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on March 14, 2016, 01:41:10 PM
Made mine today.

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/4309564E-9094-4126-A8E2-BFCFA06ECBF2_zpsbgx1tnmn.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/4309564E-9094-4126-A8E2-BFCFA06ECBF2_zpsbgx1tnmn.jpg.html)

Just used parts from my works van.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: simonmay5 on March 14, 2016, 01:57:11 PM
Made mine today.

([url]http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/4309564E-9094-4126-A8E2-BFCFA06ECBF2_zpsbgx1tnmn.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/4309564E-9094-4126-A8E2-BFCFA06ECBF2_zpsbgx1tnmn.jpg.html[/url])

Just used parts from my works van.



Top job that mate nice and neat and love the idea of making it in copper and braised joints top work
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on March 14, 2016, 01:58:35 PM
Sorry to resurrect this but was hoping for some additional advice. I have built a similar "gadget"  for the club in metal and have it working off the vacuum cleaner thanks to Steffan. However, I really want it to be more self contained so am looking for a suitable vacuum pump but have no idea how powerful it would need to be. I have seen various different ones on the Bay of E and need to know if 2.5-3 CFM would be powerful enough. Would something like this work:

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5CFM-1-4HP-220V-Single-Stage-Rotary-Vane-Deep-Vacuum-Pump-DE-fast-shipping-/161892851347?hash=item25b190de93:g:SSMAAOSwZVhWTtD3[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5CFM-1-4HP-220V-Single-Stage-Rotary-Vane-Deep-Vacuum-Pump-DE-fast-shipping-/161892851347?hash=item25b190de93:g:SSMAAOSwZVhWTtD3[/url])

Any ideas?

Cheers

Thought about this. But with my vacuum on low, it still doesn't suck enough. Especially for the tricky grips.

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Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Percy on March 14, 2016, 02:06:47 PM
Thought about this. But with my vacuum on low, it still doesn't suck enough. Especially for the tricky grips.

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That's what worries me. Do you get much air leakage from the joints and connections? I have welded mine up and the only part where it can leak air would be where the rubber grip goes over the metal tube so was hoping a pump like this would work,  but don't want to waste the money if its a non starter. The commercial versions of these that I have seen don't seem to have a massive pump so hopefully someone else would have built one  and will be able to advise on the power required.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on March 14, 2016, 02:16:49 PM
I have no leakage.. At all actually!

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Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on March 14, 2016, 02:36:21 PM
Sorry to resurrect this but was hoping for some additional advice. I have built a similar "gadget"  for the club in metal and have it working off the vacuum cleaner thanks to Steffan. However, I really want it to be more self contained so am looking for a suitable vacuum pump but have no idea how powerful it would need to be. I have seen various different ones on the Bay of E and need to know if 2.5-3 CFM would be powerful enough. Would something like this work:

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5CFM-1-4HP-220V-Single-Stage-Rotary-Vane-Deep-Vacuum-Pump-DE-fast-shipping-/161892851347?hash=item25b190de93:g:SSMAAOSwZVhWTtD3[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5CFM-1-4HP-220V-Single-Stage-Rotary-Vane-Deep-Vacuum-Pump-DE-fast-shipping-/161892851347?hash=item25b190de93:g:SSMAAOSwZVhWTtD3[/url])

Any ideas?

Cheers


B3 cricket use a similar pump. So hopefully @The Doctor or @procricket B3 can confirm.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on March 14, 2016, 04:09:39 PM
Come into a slight issue with mine.

My dyson!


It has a valve that opens when it detects a blockage, so it sucks the grip a quarter of the way and then. Boom, the valve opens and all pressure lost.

I need to find a shot Hoover or a vacuum pump.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SirScottiod on March 14, 2016, 04:17:08 PM
Made mine today.

([url]http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/4309564E-9094-4126-A8E2-BFCFA06ECBF2_zpsbgx1tnmn.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/4309564E-9094-4126-A8E2-BFCFA06ECBF2_zpsbgx1tnmn.jpg.html[/url])

Just used parts from my works van.


Very nice, very pretty :)
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Percy on March 14, 2016, 07:36:20 PM
Here's my effort, just waiting for the right pump!

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/Andrew_Routledge/IMAG0566_zps7brhq7bz.jpg) (http://s410.photobucket.com/user/Andrew_Routledge/media/IMAG0566_zps7brhq7bz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on March 14, 2016, 07:38:55 PM
Seriously guys.. This thread was a diy threat. Not make an awesome product that out shows mine 10 to 1.

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Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Percy on March 14, 2016, 07:43:14 PM
Seriously guys.. This thread was a diy threat. Not make an awesome product that out shows mine 10 to 1.

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But without your idea of using a vacuum cleaner mine would be useless!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on March 14, 2016, 07:45:30 PM
If you wanna go full DIY


http://youtu.be/oGb-UwAXicI (http://youtu.be/oGb-UwAXicI)
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Percy on March 14, 2016, 07:49:24 PM
If you wanna go full DIY


[url]http://youtu.be/oGb-UwAXicI[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/oGb-UwAXicI[/url])


Too complicated for me!  I just want to buy one :) thats idiot proof!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Batbuddy99 on March 14, 2016, 07:53:09 PM
Come into a slight issue with mine.

My dyson!


It has a valve that opens when it detects a blockage, so it sucks the grip a quarter of the way and then. Boom, the valve opens and all pressure lost.

I need to find a shot Hoover or a vacuum pump.
Damn the ingenuity of the people that have revolutionised the vacuuming world! 😂😂😂

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Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Percy on March 23, 2016, 10:03:42 AM
Here's my effort, just waiting for the right pump!

([url]http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp189/Andrew_Routledge/IMAG0566_zps7brhq7bz.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s410.photobucket.com/user/Andrew_Routledge/media/IMAG0566_zps7brhq7bz.jpg.html[/url])


Well,  I have now acquired a vacuum pump from the Bay of E for the princely sum of 35 and its works brilliantly! The most difficult part is getting the grip stretched over both ends of the tube (I used 45mm tubing which may be too small for double grips, I hope not but time will tell)

For anyone else trying to do something similar I bought a 3CFM 1/4hp pump and its more than powerful enough. They seem to go for anything between 25 and 55 but if you hang around you can get one at a reasonable price.

This whole thing has cost me about 50 which includes pump, metal, welding, paint and felt base protector (so it doesn't scratch the Mrs' kitchen table!),  which is probably more than most people would want to spend but as this is going to be used by a number of people I wanted to build something fairly robust.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 05, 2017, 03:28:08 PM
If you wanna go full DIY

Whish me luck.. I'm doing this right now!
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on February 05, 2017, 03:31:22 PM
Whish me luck.. I'm doing this right now!


Good luck.

I purchased a small vacuum pump in an attempt to make a small carry round item. Unfortunately I either have a leak or the pump isn't good enough.
Will try get some pictures up this week.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 05, 2017, 04:03:56 PM

Good luck.

I purchased a small vacuum pump in an attempt to make a small carry round item. Unfortunately I either have a leak or the pump isn't good enough.
Will try get some pictures up this week.

I bought a 12v compressor, and epoxy welded a 4mm output to the air intake. Keeping the compressor function, but allowing for a vacuum to take place. Hopefully. Epoxy drying as we speak.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on February 05, 2017, 06:13:55 PM
Ignore the long stainless tube and the excessive clear pipe. My stainless cutter is in the van so it's just like this for testing. Pipes will be curt down and meet each other were they currently are.


Idea was that's a 12 volt vacuum pump, so was gonna firstly have a fag lighter wire on it to use from your car, and at a latter date retro fit it with a 12 volt rechargeable battery.

Quite compact, not heavy and just makes abit of noise.

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/1310481D-4D4C-4898-BDB9-083BA2A4B6F0_zps6fqizvlu.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/1310481D-4D4C-4898-BDB9-083BA2A4B6F0_zps6fqizvlu.jpg.html)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/B0D49060-90DB-4393-ACF0-56DF11C15E74_zpsa4eanjlr.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/B0D49060-90DB-4393-ACF0-56DF11C15E74_zpsa4eanjlr.jpg.html)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/DB559DAB-559D-468B-96DB-B6622A9E2A7A_zps7foigznz.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/DB559DAB-559D-468B-96DB-B6622A9E2A7A_zps7foigznz.jpg.html)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/D61B508E-6544-4E1C-899F-1498FA41576D_zpsbdsqyyae.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/D61B508E-6544-4E1C-899F-1498FA41576D_zpsbdsqyyae.jpg.html)



But currently struggling to get enough pull to stretch a grip enough.
Not sure if there's a leak, the tubing is to long, or the pump just isnt manly enough.

Hoping to do more testing next weekend.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 05, 2017, 06:47:03 PM
Mine does have enough pull, 250 watts. But it doesnt pull quick enough to make up for the slight leak at the ends of the grip.

I've tried with my hands on each side, and it works perfectly.. Not sure what to do now.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 05, 2017, 07:09:27 PM
Bigger tubing would lead to a tighter pull of the grip, the GM grip applicator also has some ribs on the ends to help with the seal I'd imagine.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: Percy on February 05, 2017, 07:39:23 PM
I have a 3 CFM pump and a 50mm tube this will pretty much do anything and will cope with leaky grips. I did try various pumps before opting for the current one and anything that was either hand or battery driven didn't seem able to cope. Have done around a hundred grips with my setup and it has coped with every type of grip.  Let me know if you want more info.






Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 05, 2017, 08:17:57 PM
I have a 3 CFM pump and a 50mm tube this will pretty much do anything and will cope with leaky grips. I did try various pumps before opting for the current one and anything that was either hand or battery driven didn't seem able to cope. Have done around a hundred grips with my setup and it has coped with every type of grip.  Let me know if you want more info.

Yeah, thats a better solution, but too expensive for me. It would set me back 70 with shipping. Cant seem to find anything local that goes without water..
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on February 05, 2017, 09:05:18 PM
I actually have mine working

It seems the end of the tube isn't creating a seal(maybe GM we're onto something with the ridges).

I used electrical tape to get a seal and the vacuum is pulled perfectly.


Vid coming up.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on February 05, 2017, 09:09:11 PM
Video

https://youtu.be/pqrQBb2jMUA
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 05, 2017, 09:44:46 PM
I actually have mine working

It seems the end of the tube isn't creating a seal(maybe GM we're onto something with the ridges).

I used electrical tape to get a seal and the vacuum is pulled perfectly.


Vid coming up.

Then a new question arises. How to make a seal that works every time? Without tape that is.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: smilley792 on February 05, 2017, 09:55:06 PM
Then a new question arises. How to make a seal that works every time? Without tape that is.

Make a slight groove in the tube to allow an o ring to sit in?
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: SteffanLangholz on February 05, 2017, 10:25:00 PM
Make a slight groove in the tube to allow an o ring to sit in?

Apparently I had a leak at the valve. I'm still using the original pvc setup, as I don't know a plumber or blacksmith. Loads of tape, and now it's perfect!

Might have to make a permanent seal though.
Title: Re: DIY Grip Applicator (Vacuum)
Post by: adb club cricketer on February 06, 2017, 04:15:07 AM
Nice !