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Old 5th February 2014, 03:46 PM   #561
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I have an old expresso coffee machine Gaggia that I could divest.
It seems that is using an Ulka pump inside...
I will try.

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Old 6th February 2014, 09:08 AM   #562
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Where did you buy the filter housing (5''?)?
Are you using a 1 micron filter like bbftx's one?
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Old 6th February 2014, 12:29 PM   #563
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I am not able to post pictures here, but wanted you to see my finished project. Thanks to bbftx and everyone else for all your hard work that made mine so easy.

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Old 6th February 2014, 03:25 PM   #564
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Hey Tiger,
You should be able to post pictures of your project here on DIYAudio.
Just click on the "Go Advanced" button below the quick reply box.

Once on Advanced Reply, you should see a paperclip icon above the typing box.
Click on that, and you should be able to CHOOSE files on your computer and UPLOAD those files to DIYAudio, that are then attached to your message.
Would love to see your pics here, for those that aren't AudioKarma members.
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Old 6th February 2014, 03:37 PM   #565
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Old 6th February 2014, 03:44 PM   #566
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That's a sweet setup, Tiger --- Very convenient to have in the countertop. Nicely done.
How do you have the tank drain set up?
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Old 6th February 2014, 03:48 PM   #567
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Sonix IV 60khz Machine.
Switch wires extended to allow for cabinet face mount.
Drain goes straight into sink trap.
4RPH Synchron Motor.
15 Min Cleaning Cycle.
Cleans up to three records at a time.
Built the Ultrasonic and the VPI clone for about $600.
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Old 13th February 2014, 03:10 AM   #568
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Completed my 'build' today, thanks to BBFTX and all the others on this thread for the inspiration. First of all, my cleaner pails in comparison to the others on this thread, however, I wanted to share my experience with others - who like me, may be DIY challenged!. I started with a 40 kHz cleaner and the parts list from BBFTX, drilling is not a forte of mine, so for the brackets attached to the cleaner I used 'metal on metal' glue, so far so good. The spindle was a nightmare!, although I live in Dallas, the only metal supply store I found did not sell 'drill rods', so I resorted to a wooden dowel, it worked initially but then it would not grip and turn. The solution, an extendable car aerial glued to the motor spindle and tape around the aerial to grip the records, also used gang box covers as label covers. After all this does it work? Previously I have used a spin clean and a home made vacuum using vpi parts, results were amazing, I used the ultrasonic on a 'meet the Beatles' that always had additional clicks and pops, did it remove them all, no, was the difference noticeable yes! I then moved onto a few columbia 6 eye recordings- amazing, from my limited experience the older the wax (deeper grooves) the better the results.
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Old 21st February 2014, 08:45 AM   #569
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Anyone knows the right thread of this USC tap?
I have to find an adapter for a 6mm silicon pipe to an Ulka vibrating pump.
Could be 5/8''?
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Old 21st February 2014, 11:28 AM   #570
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Fukinagashi,
The threads in that valve are pipe threads. You use the size of the valve (⅜") to specify the thread. The actual thread dimensions are much bigger than ⅜", but that is how pipe fittings are designated.

So, what you need to get is an adapter to mate the threaded valve to a hose barb. 6mm hose should correspond to ". The descriptor is:
Brass Hose Adapter, 1/4" Barb x 3/8" Male Pipe

I've attached a photo of the part you're looking for, and here is an example listing on Amazon US.
Brass Hose Adapter, 1/4" Barb x 3/8" Male Pipe

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