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post #1 of 18
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I have a disused Eureka Model 167... I was looking at the specs for it and it has two motors. I'm going to take it apart and see if I can figure out a way to use it to cool a computer. Here's a picture of the bad-boy:



I'll start taking pictures and keep you informed of what I come up with...

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I know this is going to be really really loud, but it'll keep me busy for at least a day. Worst case scenario, my crappy stick-vac gets a tune up and I actually use it again.

Let me know how stupid you think this is -- I know it's coming...
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post #2 of 18
Mods are mods...some people think OCing is a complete waste of time and for ubber-geeks only. I disagree. The noise will suck (no pun intended) but if you run it through a HEPA filter first you will get great flow with virtually zero dust...I'd say that is a positive.
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post #3 of 18
ya it will move alot of air im sure, but noise is gonna be killer, and like bind said, run it through a filter and u wont have to ever worry about dust... sounds like a fun project to me!
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post #4 of 18
sound doesnt have to bother you if u have noise-canceling headphones, just other people around you
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post #5 of 18
Here is a tip...I have yet to try it but it should work without a problem...if you are removing the blower and going to conect/contain it somehow to your case you can put it in a box and line it with waffle foam, like the kind they make for beds and the like. The shape of the foam (all the little pyramids) will dampen the sound, much like a recording studio. The key will be to make the box such that it is baffled such that the air coming in and going out is not travelling in a straight line and has to make at least a couple bends before exiting, that way the sound waves can't escape the honeycombing as easily.
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post #6 of 18
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Well I'm short on tools so I'll need to borrow a screwdriver from work tomorrow... I took apart as much as I could and got it all cleaned up. Works like new! Heh... I'll check in here tomorrow after I rip it to bits.
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post #7 of 18
I dont know how long a vacuum motor can run. They get so hot that Ive burned myself on one before.
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post #8 of 18
thats a downer right there..vacuums arnt made to run for long periods of time they have bad cooling but the air flow would be crazy all in all fun little project
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post #9 of 18
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I know that it's probably not going to work, but it'll be fun to try. I've always liked taking things apart and putting them back together. Maybe I'll put some neons and a window on the thing and pimp it out with some LEDs!

Yeah!

I was kidding about the pimpage...
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post #10 of 18
Hmm what about a leafblower lol?
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