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 Post subject: Lapidary wheel geyser
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:23 pm 
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Hey all, just a quick question on wheel geysers.
I'm not happy with the amount of water coming from my diamond pacific pixie and would like to build my own.
I'm assuming the the water is a narrow tube to aspirate water into the air flow to be thrown up against the wheel but I'm not sure how they work.
Does anyone have a cross section of how they are made, if any of the air tubes are drilled at an angle or the best diameters to use?
A google search of making one turned up nothing for me, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Lapidary wheel geyser
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:31 pm 
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Are you sure it is not air pressure? I feel the same about my pixie water system, but I think it is a weak pump.

I have often thought about doing an external pump, and decoupling the pump from the grinding wheel.


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 Post subject: Re: Lapidary wheel geyser
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:33 pm 
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Definitely could be air pressure, I do keep my leathers oiled but I've had the unit quite a few years.
An external pump seems like it would get in the way, I'd prefer to have/make a better geyser and keep the pump integral.
I'm still hoping someone can give me a cross section, sketch or recommendations for making one myself.
If not I may just have to start experimenting making one out of aluminum and see if I can, get it to work and secondly see if I can improve the output.

Jim


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