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How a vacuum works

by thunderfan97
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thunderfan97
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Jan14-13, 11:06 PM
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I'm not exactly sure how a vacuum works. I understand that there are machines (motors?), as in a vacuum cleaner, that suck air. There are other vacuum designs though, if I am not mistaken. It is these that I am not sure about. So how do these work?
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Drakkith
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Jan15-13, 01:00 AM
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Have you read this article?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_cleaner
thunderfan97
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Jan15-13, 10:42 PM
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No, but I will look into it! Thanks a lot!

nsaspook
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Jan15-13, 11:43 PM
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How a vacuum works

Vacuum and the generation of vacuum is a critical materials technology today. Every electronic device today has at least some parts that were created in a vacuum chamber.

An engineering level vacuum Howto: http://www.triumf.ca/sites/default/f...gy-KnowHow.pdf
AppleBite
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Jan23-13, 06:16 AM
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This should also be helpful:
http://home.howstuffworks.com/vacuum-cleaner.htm
thunderfan97
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Jan25-13, 07:34 PM
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Ok thanks guys, I think I have a good idea now!


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