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Old 24th August 2014, 04:10 PM   #751
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The cavitation you see when the tank is empty is without a load. Although you don't see the ripples in the water, it is normal because there is now a load, and the vinyl records are now absorbing and reflecting the vibrations.
Here is a video I posted on YouTube of an electric razor head being cleaned (at 51khz), and although you can not see the cavitation, it is absolutely there. Watch as the dirt and oils move thru the water/soap solution.
Vibrato Cleaning an Electric Razor - YouTube

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Thanks Louis for the education. I've been super happy with the Vibrato unit I bought form you.
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Old 29th August 2014, 02:01 AM   #752
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For those who are not so DIY savy, the following on Epay and one of Louis's Vibrato cleaners and your set.
Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Cleaning Kit | eBay
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Old 29th August 2014, 02:52 AM   #753
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Looks like they need a little more space between the records. I seem to have better results with at least 1" spacers.

What do you think Louis? Is more space better or does it matter as long as there is at least some room in between the records?
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Old 29th August 2014, 09:45 PM   #754
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For those who are not so DIY savy, the following on Epay and one of Louis's Vibrato cleaners and your set.
Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Cleaning Kit | eBay
I like the magnetic coupler they're using to mount the spindle! I'm trying to ID the part. There are magnetic bit holders that might work, or magnetic disc couplers. The former are cheap, the latter much more expensive.

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Old 30th August 2014, 12:12 AM   #755
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BB. This is what I've sourced for parts and magnets. I think the parts below would work. The guy definitely sourced from Servo City. It looks like he is using a standard 6" 1/4" bolt for the spindle.
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https://www.servocity.com/html/round...l#.VAEHOGt5mSM
http://www.servocity.com/html/1_2__b...l#.VAEHy2t5mSM
http://www.servocity.com/html/0_770_...l#.VAEIGGt5mSM
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Old 30th August 2014, 04:01 PM   #756
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Wow, great resources Ag925. Thanks. As soon as I saw your post with the magnet system I thought that would be the way I'd go.
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Old 30th August 2014, 04:04 PM   #757
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Not sure I understand how this magnet system would work and exactly what would be needed. Would this system work with the motor in bbfx's parts list?
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Old 30th August 2014, 07:55 PM   #758
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The shaft on the 5 RPH Herbach Rademan is only 1/8" where as the shaft shown on the 1 RPM Ebay model is either 6mm or 1/4". (Any one know of a 1/4" shafted 5 RPH motor?) For simplicity in design the direct attached method like the Ebay one would seem the way to go. However I suspect that the downward weight of 4 records, the record caddy and the drive components on the end of the motor shaft would eventually exert a premature failure of the motor bearings or shaft or both. To my mind have a supported drive shaft with the motor on one end and the attachment plate on the other would be a better alternative in the long run. In the link below figures 6 & 24 show a double bearing supported shaft and figures 5 & 12 show a single bearing supported shaft. (BTW I am not associated with any products mentioned in any of my posts)
Like BBFTX I am also very intrigued by the use of magnets in the setup.
https://www.servocity.com/html/1_50_...l#.VAIV-2t5mSM
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I'm having trouble locating a 60khz in the UK. Can anyone help?
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I couldn't find any either !!!
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