Re: Gravity or siphon gas line
I just thought of a way to illustrate solid, as opposed to resilient mounting.
If you have access to any type of vibrating appliance, say like a hand held engraver. Hold it lightly between your fingers or in your hand and turn it on. Feel the vibrations and in some cases you can even see the appliance, or tool move, or vibrate.
Now clamp your hand around that tool tightly, Hold it and you'll hear and feel the vibrations being reduced. This is because you are keeping the tool from moving in your hand as much as it did when it was being held lightly. This is similar in concept to clamping an engine tightly against the frame.
In other words, the more the source of the vibration is allowed to move the longer, or larger the frequency of vibration is allowed to become. If it can't move, the vibes are held to the absolute minimum. If it can move, in the case of rubber mounting, the vibrations increase.
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