Isn't that same model the one used in most DIY RCM?
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I have fabricated a DIY RCM based on a Monks/Loricraft design which uses a Sears 2 gallon 1.5 peak HP shop vac. It sells for about $25. As with any small shop vac, the thing is ridiculously loud in use. The irony would be too bitter to incur hearing damage due to judicious record cleaning using this thing so always wear earplugs or muffs. The saving grace is that the entire contraption cost under $50.
Don't know what type of vacuum unit is in a VPI. A 16.5 is pretty loud in use also but still nowhere near as bad as a shop vac.
Readers : A Bissell "Green Machine" (model # 1653, 1653-1, 2 or 3) are perfect solution for self contained record cleaning machines . Just plug the solution tube and place two "Disc Doctor" felt strips on the mouth of the cleaning head. The units are completely self contained even with a removable brush good for a gentel scrub and a built-in collection tank . They can be had new or used and are a lot less hassel than a DIY costing about $60-70 new , $25-45 used. The new units don't have the same look as the 1653's and may have a slightly weaker motor but are acceptable if the 1653's aren't available. An inexpensive wooden Ikea lazy Susan w/a soft plastic cover completes the project.