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Player Piano Vacuum Pump Kits
Full Automation Kits, Auto Rewind, Auto Shut-Off
What if the pump box doesn't fit inside the piano?

Electric Vacuum Pump Kit $390.00
(Kits are now being made on an 'as needed basis' - To get on the Waiting List-Click Here)
Guaranteed and Supported by Player-Care
How quiet is the pump? View the video -click here.

Tired of Pumping your player piano. This vacuum pump produces from 0"-80+" of water vacuum (WC). Enough to compensate for a lot of leakage. The 'Kit' also contains a 2-Speed Electronic Voltage Controller for adjusting the volume of the music and how fast the music roll is rewound. The inter-connecting tubing, wiring and all necessary connectors are included. Easy to install. One year guarantee on the electronic parts, and a five year guarantee on the vacuum pump. Space required for the pump is 8" square by 10" high, normally installed in the bottom of the piano on the right hand side of the Exhauster Assembly. The 2-Speed Motor Controller shown in this kit is now available separately for $210.00 (includes sensor switch and mounting hardware -See NOTE below).

Installation Instructions/Diagram -click here.
To place an order, Click Here.

Why our electric vacuum pump kit is Safe and Quiet - Click Here

Need a Used Vacuum Motor? (click here to see picture) 28" vacuum minimum - $40.00/2-yr warranty (under normal usage).

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Deluxe Full Automatic System Kit....$650.00
(Kits are now bing made on an 'as needed basis' - More Info-Click Here)
Guaranteed and Supported by Player-Care

Contains everything in the 'Regular' kit plus an Auto Re-Roll Device and an Auto Shut-Off Device. Everything you need to Electrify and Automate your Player Piano. Complete with installation instructions, tubing, connectors and wiring. Playing a roll becomes a 'push-button' operation. One year guarantee on all electronics, five year guarantee on the vacuum pump. Space required for the pump is 8" square by 10" high, normally installed in the bottom of the piano on the right hand side of the Exhauster Assembly.
Installation Instructions/Diagram/Pictures -click here. To place an order, Click Here.

Automatic Rewind Device Kit
Kit is now being made on an 'as needed basis'
To get on the Waiting List-Click Here

Automatic Rewind Device

Designed primarily for players that have already been electrified, this device will shift the transmission from Play to Rewind at the end of the music roll. It is triggered into operation by perforations that are located a few inches past the last playing notes, which are common on almost all music rolls. To view the Installation Instructions, click here. The cost is $179.50, which includes 3 ft of vacuum supply tubing, connecting elbows, trackerbar tubing, and associated mounting hardware. Shipping charge is $19.95 within the US and $48.00 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.

To purchase replacement block valves for this device -click here.

Information about how to install the device

Automatic 'Off' / Pushbutton 'On' Device
(Allow 3-5 days for delivery)

Auto Shut-Off Device

This is the Automatic Shut-Off and Pushbutton 'On' Device that's part of the Full Automation Kit. It comes with about 8 ft of line cord, required hardware, and instructions for mounting the unit in the spoolbox. This device can be easily wired into an existing electric vacuum pump system, and takes the place of the regular on-off switch. In fact, you can leave any existing on/off switch in place. Just leave it 'on'. Cost is $129.00 ea. Minimum Shipping charge is $7.95 within the US. $38.50 to most overseas countries. To place an order, Click Here.

What makes our Pushbutton 'On'/Automatic 'Off' device better?

1. Unlike every other device that's ever been manufactured, our device has a built-in guide for the pushbutton. This provides a much more positive action for the switch and the lever. Things stay straight in line, all of the time. Having the built-in guide also makes installation an easier process.
2. Unlike every other device that's ever been manufactured, our device isn't glued together. In the unlikely event that the switch fails, the bottom of the switch snaps off and on with ease. (see picture below) Face it. Things do fail. Isn't better to anticipate that failure and do something to make the repair easier? That's what we've done.
3. The stroke of the switch was shortened. This insures that your long-playing rolls will still work.
4. The touch required to turn the switch 'off' is such that even if the roll is rewound slowly, the power will always turn 'off' when the tab comes off of the take-up spool. .

Open -Auto Shut-Off Device

This controller is designed to work with a vacuum motor that produces 90 inches of water vacuum. However, whatever the maximum vacuum level of the motor is when run on 115-120 VAC, the level will be reduced by approximately 15%. So, if your motor only produces 40 inches of vacuum, using this controller will reduce that level to a maximum of 34 inches. The new Sensor Switch assembly is part of the controller. The old style Sensor Switch is also available separately for $37.00. (See pictures below). The switch with the custom armature costs $12.00. To place an order for the 2-Speed Controller and/or Sensor Switch, -click here. Specify what you want in the Comments Box on the form.

Shows all of the parts used to make the assembly.

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Regarding shipping, items are combined into one order whenever possible to save on the cost of shipping. By default, all goods are shipped via USPS Priority Mail in Flat Rate boxes or envelopes with Delivery Confirmation. Unless otherwise noted, the Minimum Shipping charge within the U.S. is $7.85. To read our 'Returned Goods' policy, please click here. To read our Privacy Policy, please click here.

Player Piano Parts and Supplies: I have literally thousands of miscellaneous parts and supplies for player pianos; some new, some used. If you can't find it anywhere else, send me an email (click here) and I'll try to locate it for you. Since I no longer service or rebuild players, everything I've collected since 1972 is for sale.

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