This DIY project is for people that are interested in making a DIY vacuum pump instead of buying one. It's pretty easy to build, and it's better off than buying one.
The work of a vacuum pump is to generate and draw a relative vacuum within a certain capacity that it's given. It generates a vacuum by drawing gas molecules of a particular volume, leaving behind a partial vacuum.
A vacuum pump is rather technical to maintain, so this DIY project will not only teach you how to make a vacuum pump but also how to maintain it effortlessly. The vacuum pump you'll make with these DIY guides will last longer than anyone you'll buy out there, so without further ado let's begin.
1. DIY Diffusion Vacuum Pump
This pump is easy to build, you just need to understand the making process, how it works, and the parts required to install one at home. Although this project will require you to have some level of knowledge on vacuum pumps, regardless, you can still give it a try and I bet the outcome will put a smile on your face. There are 7 easy steps in this guide and all are well explained.
2. DIY Vacuum Pump
This vacuum pump is pretty expensive, and also heavy, it weighs about 200 pounds and it's also quite inexpensive to build in terms of the materials needed for the project. The creator of this guide spent up to $50 to get the pump up and running.
3. Easy Vacuum Pump DIY
This is the coolest, smallest vacuum pump I've seen before. It's also super cheap to make, and surprisingly effective. You'll need to go to a dollar store and get a balloon pump which is just $1. You'll also need a pen or a tube similar to a pen tube, a hot glue gun, and a cap from a water bottle.
4. Simple DIY Vacuum Chamber and Pump
This is a complex vacuum chamber and pump idea. The creator that made this is experienced in this field, and he did a great job explaining how it works but if you don't have any knowledge or understand what he said, you might have a hard time making this vacuum pump.
So, if you're looking for something easier, you might want to check another guide. Although, this vacuum pump is arguably the best on this DIY list.
5. How To Make A Vacuum Pump From Old Compressor
Do you have an old compressor at home, why not use it to make a cool vacuum pump today? You'll need a plier, a wire cutter, glue, and a few other supplies. The making process is quick and easy, and also pretty cheap.
6. DIY Vacuum Pump And Chamber
This project is pretty easy to follow, you'll need a fridge compressor, a steel pot, a plastic pipe with a pipe clamp, some steel pipe connectors, and other supplies. The making process is quick and easy to set up.
7. How To Make A 12V Vacuum Pump
This is a unique 12V vacuum pump, it's not so easy to set up from scratch, but with supplies, and this video guide instructing you, you have nothing to worry about.
8. DIY Vacuum Pump From Bike Pump
You'll be using a bike pump too. make this vacuum pump today. That sounds different, right? It's pretty easy and it works perfectly. The set-up is simple to follow, you just need the right materials and tools for the job.
9. How To Make A Vacuum Pump
Here is another easy-going vacuum pump that you can Make with 2 methods. The first method in this guide is done with the use of a syringe, and tubing. It's a cheap and small pump that anyone can make perfect for beginners.
The second method requires you to use a bicycle pump and tubing. Both methods on this guide are beginner-friendly, and also cheap because if you already have a syringe or bicycle pump at home, all you need to buy is the tubing if you won't have that as well.
10. DIY Vacuum Pump
In this guide, you'll be making a Venturi style vacuum pump for under $25. This pump is the simplest and cheapest to make. It's also straightforward and super easy to use. You just need to get your hands on the right materials and follow the making process carefully.
11. How To Build A DIY Vacuum Pump
Here is another easy-going vacuum pump that you can make with ease. You'll need a fridge compressor, a voltage micro switch, a sheet of plastic, a 2 'T' junction air fittings, a grungy tension spring, a single vacuum advance unit that uses an old carburetor, and some plastic tubing. This project is valued at under $50, and it's super easy to make. The making process is simple to follow.
12. Homemade Vacuum Pump
This is the perfect homemade vacuum pump you'll ever need. The cost for the materials is under $30, and it's super easy to make. All these components are simple to set up, but you'll need to follow the guide step-by-step to be able to assemble all the parts perfectly.
13. DIY Syringe Vacuum Pump
This is a syringe vacuum pump, it's small but effective. As a small syringe pump, it can't do as much work as a fridge compressor would, so if you need something that can do some heavy-lifting, you might want to try another guide on this list.
14. DIY Vacuum Chamber And Pump
Building a vacuum chamber and pump is always a great idea, better than just building a vacuum pump alone. This way it lasts long and does a lot more work than a normal vacuum pump. Although that doesn't take anything away from a regular vacuum pump.
The creator of this video guide first explained how this pump works and how it will serve you. So check the video to learn more before you begin building.
15. DIY Vacuum Pump
This video guide will convert a normal foot air pump into a vacuum pump in just 2 easy steps. You'll be reversing the air pump mechanism to get what you want. Check the video to learn more.
16. DIY Vacuum Pump From Fridge Compressor
Here is another amazing video tutorial guide that uses a fridge compressor to make a vacuum pump with ease. This method has been tried several times but this particular guide has a unique way that makes it appealing.
17. DIY Fridge Compressor Vacuum Pump
This is a unique vacuum pump that uses a fridge compressor as it's the main source for generating vacuum. You'll also need a power switch, a junction box, compressor oil, plastic tubing, copper tubing, copper gauge, a cord with plug, and a tennis ball.
For the tools, you need a large syringe, a soldering torch or solder, a screwdriver, a small pipe cutter, and a hot glue gun.
18. Simple Vacuum Pump DIY
This is a simple vacuum pump with easy-going parts. This is the smallest, and simplest vacuum pump setup ever, yet it's still effective and can still get the job done at a small scale. There are just 12 simple steps to follow, and you'll be done and easy to use this vacuum pump.
19. DIY Vacuum Pump From Fridge
Here is another amazing vacuum pump where the creator used a fridge compressor to set it up. It has a meter on the body, this keeps track of the temperature change. One is to check how hot it is best, while the other is to check how cold it gets as well.
So you need to set this vacuum pump properly so that the meter will work perfectly, giving you the correct reading at every interval.
Here we are, above is the list of the best vacuum pumps on this DIY. You can find all sorts of vacuum pumps that will suit your needs on this list, from the small and easy-going for a small scale plan to the large ones for a large scale plan, it all depends on you.
So, do have a great time building a vacuum pump effortlessly, I wish you all the best, cheers!