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Old 05-09-2011, 06:16 AM   #1
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Hi all...
Here are the pics of my milker that I made based on pictures of the Henry and Madigan milkers.... It cost around 40.00 to make. I used a 20cc syringe, medical tubing, a mason jar and a vacuum pump from Harbor freight tools ( for brake fluid??) and a couple of small gaskets from Ace hardware... Hope you can see it all clear enough
Oh, I also used a tube connector, so I could remove the tubing from the pump for cleaning. I may trade the mason jar lid for a plastic one.. which will probably be easier to drill than the thin metal. There is no pulsating with this milker that I can tell, but my doe doesn't mind it at all and empties pretty completely.. one maybe two squirts left. It's great for FF tiny teats.



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That is really great! Thank you for sharing!
Do you have to keep pumping the handle at all? Or does it create a vacuum also and just does it itself?



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Old 05-09-2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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That is so cool. I am gonna try and put one together.

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Thanks for sharing. I too will have to give it a go, not so much for me, because I love hand milking but for my dear hubby, when he has to goat sit. I think he wouldn't mind goat sitting near as much if he had one of these to make his job easier.

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I pump the handle to about 10 psi and then it holds a vacuum pretty well. I give it an additional pump or 2 about every 20 seconds or so... it's kinda nice having hands free to pet and brush my goat. I also had in mind ... my husband and daughter .. they are much more likely to milk for me this way! (although it hasn't happened yet.. ha ha )



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