October 25, 2020, 07:02:14 PM
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Offline phth

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Old pumps
« on: September 25, 2020, 05:53:12 PM »
Anyone have experience disposing of broken vacuum pumps? I moved to a lab where there are about 7 broken Welch belt pumps. Worth selling or trashing?

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Re: Old pumps
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 08:53:56 PM »
People sell a lot of broken stuff on ebay, "parts only" etc.

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Re: Old pumps
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 08:12:14 AM »
Some schools might want them.  Academic budgets tend to be tighter than industry budgets.

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Re: Old pumps
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2020, 10:51:39 AM »
Those things are valuable to someone! Almost any pump can be revived with a "rebuild" kit and some elbow grease.

And those Welch belt pumps are tanks. I bet they might just need a new motor (<$150 from Grainger) and maybe new seals and/or a belt.

Considering anew one could cost $2k+, that's a great deal.

Put on ebay if you don't want them.

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