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Marta
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« on: January 27, 2013, 12:24:16 PM »

Some where I have seen a home made milking machine using a vacuum cleaner and a lot of spare parts pulsater (I cannot get the spelling for that word lol) etc, does anyone have an Idea of how one is built. I have seen a video some where some time,
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 02:28:47 PM »

Marta I just posted pictures of my frineds home made one in your other post.

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 05:41:46 PM »

Has anyone on here used one of those? I was just wondering how much easier they are on arthritic hands vs. hand milking. The hand pump thing looks like it would be more painful.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 01:25:49 AM »

yer thanks Rocky, looks easy to make. was just pondering on the vacuum cleaner idea as well  Roll Eyes wellllllllll I am a man with more than 1 thought lol
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 06:07:09 AM »

I believe that Candace does use the Henry Milker...we'd have to ask her though...I do know she uses a milker because she has Corporal Tunnel in her wrists and can't hand milk any more.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 08:13:06 PM »

I use the Henry Milker and really like it.  I only have one sorta good hand to use for milking and I have arthritis in my thumb joint in that hand that made milking very painful for me.  Plus it took me twice as long since I could only milk one teat at a time.  I have Nigerians and it works great on them and I know I've seen people on youtube using it on the full size dairy goats as well.  The only thing is that it doesn't milk out completely (atleast my experience) so I finish that out myself.

Dragon, I thought the hand pump would hurt as well, but I found a way to hold it so that it doesn't hurt so much.  Much better for me than milking totally by hand for sure. 
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