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Date: 04 Sep 2007 08:09:24
From: ( ) David De Cristoforo
Subject: Convert Vibe to Rotary?
At a garage sale this weekend, I found a Pro Con pump attached to a
1/3 HP motor for $25 (I think it was used for some kind of "water
feature"). Works fine. I want to use it for my "direct connect"
LaSacala lever machine. Connecting the pump looks pretty straight
forward. I even found a bit on the web by some guy who had done this
on a similar machine. My question is: Can I power the motor by
extending the wires that currently power the machine's vibe pump? In
the article, the guy showed a relay but it was not too clear what the
relay was for. I am presuming that the machine's power leads are going
to one side of the relay and the motor to the other. The motor is 110V
and has a short cord with a standard 3 prong plug. But that would be
very easy to change. I have plenty of room under the counter for the
motor/pump, power is right there if I need it and there is even a hole
in the counter where the current water supply line comes through.

Thanx
DD





 
Date: 05 Sep 2007 09:15:55
From: ( ) David De Cristoforo
Subject: Re: Convert Vibe to Rotary?
> the potable water pumps look just like the non-potable pumps, so
> double-check the pump number against:
>
> http://www.proconpumps.com/PDFs/Matrix%20Series%201-6.pdf

Thanx for the "heads up" Barry. Oddly enough, the pump seems to have
all of the correct numbers. Maybe it came out of an espresso machine
in the first place? Pressure range is "B" which is interesting
because, looking at ProCon pumps on various web sites, I don't seem to
find any "B" pumps...mostly "A" or "XX". I have a pressure guage I can
check it with before I rip into my machine. I'm still only into this
for 25 bucks so I figure, even if it didn't work out for the LaScala,
I could use it for a fountain......
DD




 
Date: 04 Sep 2007 21:14:07
From: lockjaw
Subject: Re: Convert Vibe to Rotary?
On Sep 4, 12:40 pm, "( ) David De Cristoforo"
<da...@daviddecristoforo.com > wrote:
> > The relay is to handle the much larger current of the motor, and MUST be
> > used.
>
> Well that makes sense....
>
> > Will you really gain anything? don't know
>
> I don't know either but I'd love to find out! I know one thing I would
> lose and that's that annoying vibe pump noise! I looks pretty simple
> and would not be difficult to reverse if the need arose. Plus, it
> would be a fun way to spend an afternoon.
> DD

that's what makes America great!

:-)

dave

www.hitechespresso.com



 
Date: 04 Sep 2007 09:40:27
From: ( ) David De Cristoforo
Subject: Re: Convert Vibe to Rotary?
> The relay is to handle the much larger current of the motor, and MUST be
> used.
>
Well that makes sense....

> Will you really gain anything? don't know
>
I don't know either but I'd love to find out! I know one thing I would
lose and that's that annoying vibe pump noise! I looks pretty simple
and would not be difficult to reverse if the need arose. Plus, it
would be a fun way to spend an afternoon.
DD



 
Date: 04 Sep 2007 08:34:27
From: ( ) David De Cristoforo
Subject: Re: Convert Vibe to Rotary?
On Sep 4, 8:24 am, "Robert Harmon" <Texas_Cof...@earthlink.net > wrote:
> First, is the ProCon labeled as NSF certified (not all are & I'm not sure
> what the difference is)?

Looks just like this one:
http://www.refreshingbeverageco.com/img/records/series2.jpg
DD



  
Date: 04 Sep 2007 18:17:05
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Convert Vibe to Rotary?
On Tue, 04 Sep 2007 08:34:27 -0700, "( ) David De Cristoforo"
<david@daviddecristoforo.com > wrote:

>On Sep 4, 8:24 am, "Robert Harmon" <Texas_Cof...@earthlink.net> wrote:
>> First, is the ProCon labeled as NSF certified (not all are & I'm not sure
>> what the difference is)?
>
>Looks just like this one:
>http://www.refreshingbeverageco.com/img/records/series2.jpg
>DD


the potable water pumps look just like the non-potable pumps, so
double-check the pump number against:

http://www.proconpumps.com/PDFs/Matrix%20Series%201-6.pdf



  
Date: 04 Sep 2007 12:23:49
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Convert Vibe to Rotary?
The relay is to handle the much larger current of the motor, and MUST be
used.

Will you really gain anything? don't know

"( ) David De Cristoforo" <david@daviddecristoforo.com > wrote in message
news:1188920067.679514.275990@r34g2000hsd.googlegroups.com...
> On Sep 4, 8:24 am, "Robert Harmon" <Texas_Cof...@earthlink.net> wrote:
>> First, is the ProCon labeled as NSF certified (not all are & I'm not sure
>> what the difference is)?
>
> Looks just like this one:
> http://www.refreshingbeverageco.com/img/records/series2.jpg
> DD
>




 
Date: 04 Sep 2007 10:24:01
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Convert Vibe to Rotary?
First, is the ProCon labeled as NSF certified (not all are & I'm not sure
what the difference is)?
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"( ) David De Cristoforo" <david@daviddecristoforo.com > wrote in message
news:1188918564.481395.274590@22g2000hsm.googlegroups.com...
> At a garage sale this weekend, I found a Pro Con pump attached to a
> 1/3 HP motor for $25 (I think it was used for some kind of "water
> feature"). Works fine. I want to use it for my "direct connect"
> LaSacala lever machine. Connecting the pump looks pretty straight
> forward. I even found a bit on the web by some guy who had done this
> on a similar machine. My question is: Can I power the motor by
> extending the wires that currently power the machine's vibe pump? In
> the article, the guy showed a relay but it was not too clear what the
> relay was for. I am presuming that the machine's power leads are going
> to one side of the relay and the motor to the other. The motor is 110V
> and has a short cord with a standard 3 prong plug. But that would be
> very easy to change. I have plenty of room under the counter for the
> motor/pump, power is right there if I need it and there is even a hole
> in the counter where the current water supply line comes through.
>
> Thanx
> DD
>