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Originally posted by citizensc citizensc wrote:

Pump arrived, I put it in and it made a horrible noise, produced no smoke. Opened the 'new' pump up, and looked at the assembly diagram for it online. Turns out it was missing a part... Anyway, the pump was slightly different to the one it was replacing. I suspect the stairville one is some Chinese copy of this coffee machine pump. 

I took the mechanism out of the burned pump and put it in the coil of the 'new' one, took a bit of brute force, I suspect they are not intended to go together. 

Tested the machine and it works perfectly now. So there you go, if you burn the coil of a stairville smoke machine, you can replace it with the coil from a coffee machine pump. 

Cool.

Usually when you disassemble electronics/mechanical parts you'll be left with some extra bits.. I recall my smoke machine is missing a part or two from the pump after taking it apart and cleaning it, it produces thicker smoke now.


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Originally posted by efinque efinque wrote:

Originally posted by citizensc citizensc wrote:

Pump arrived, I put it in and it made a horrible noise, produced no smoke. Opened the 'new' pump up, and looked at the assembly diagram for it online. Turns out it was missing a part... Anyway, the pump was slightly different to the one it was replacing. I suspect the stairville one is some Chinese copy of this coffee machine pump. 

I took the mechanism out of the burned pump and put it in the coil of the 'new' one, took a bit of brute force, I suspect they are not intended to go together. 

Tested the machine and it works perfectly now. So there you go, if you burn the coil of a stairville smoke machine, you can replace it with the coil from a coffee machine pump. 

Cool.

Usually when you disassemble electronics/mechanical parts you'll be left with some extra bits.. I recall my smoke machine is missing a part or two from the pump after taking it apart and cleaning it, it produces thicker smoke now.

There are no parts missing, its just a hybrid of two different pumps. 
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Originally posted by efinque efinque wrote:

Originally posted by citizensc citizensc wrote:

Pump arrived, I put it in and it made a horrible noise, produced no smoke. Opened the 'new' pump up, and looked at the assembly diagram for it online. Turns out it was missing a part... Anyway, the pump was slightly different to the one it was replacing. I suspect the stairville one is some Chinese copy of this coffee machine pump. 

I took the mechanism out of the burned pump and put it in the coil of the 'new' one, took a bit of brute force, I suspect they are not intended to go together. 

Tested the machine and it works perfectly now. So there you go, if you burn the coil of a stairville smoke machine, you can replace it with the coil from a coffee machine pump. 

Cool.

Usually when you disassemble electronics/mechanical parts you'll be left with some extra bits.. I recall my smoke machine is missing a part or two from the pump after taking it apart and cleaning it, it produces thicker smoke now.

Maybe if I was 8 years old.

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Originally posted by efinque efinque wrote:

Originally posted by citizensc citizensc wrote:

Pump arrived, I put it in and it made a horrible noise, produced no smoke. Opened the 'new' pump up, and looked at the assembly diagram for it online. Turns out it was missing a part... Anyway, the pump was slightly different to the one it was replacing. I suspect the stairville one is some Chinese copy of this coffee machine pump. 

I took the mechanism out of the burned pump and put it in the coil of the 'new' one, took a bit of brute force, I suspect they are not intended to go together. 

Tested the machine and it works perfectly now. So there you go, if you burn the coil of a stairville smoke machine, you can replace it with the coil from a coffee machine pump. 

Cool.

Usually when you disassemble electronics/mechanical parts you'll be left with some extra bits.. I recall my smoke machine is missing a part or two from the pump after taking it apart and cleaning it, it produces thicker smoke now.

If you are left with extra bits after you've put electrical or mechanical machinery back together you have done it wrong and are incompetent and more importantly NOT SAFE. 

Anyone reading that should not accept that as normal.  

You need to be more careful, more methodical and logical and take more notes/pictures. Lay components / fittings / fasteners out in a pattern or different pots or on paper or card, number them. Whatever it takes to make sure you havent missed something. 


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Brand new pumps like that will make a horrendous clatter until they're primed.Then they go quiet once the fluid goes through.
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Sorry, could not resist. :-)



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Originally posted by MarjanM MarjanM wrote:

Sorry, could not resist. :-)


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Fixed the link :-). Not helping much, i know :-)
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I WANT that shirt!!
Don't seem to ship to UK though
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I should hope not with grammar like that.
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Originally posted by kedwardsleisure kedwardsleisure wrote:

I should hope not with grammar like that.
But that adds to it's authenticity!!! LOLLOL


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Exactly
It’s like the “Education is important but [insert hobby] is importanter” shirts
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