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Vacuum Pump For Stabilizing

Discussion in 'Other Tools' started by snailgixxer, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    I found a diaphragm vacuum pump for 125$ on Kijiji. Guy in Sherwood park AB..

    Is it a good deal? And how well would it be for rigging up a stabilizing system?

    Dan, I know you'll have some good insight lol
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Ya that guy lives by my place. He has a ton of stuff for sale.

    22" hg vacuum is okay, but more is better. I was able to pull a little more than 25" hg with a good ole hand operated brake bleeder from Princess Auto. Ok, my arm was like Popeye for a while but once the bubbles stop, it's done. :)
    An HVAC tech friend was suggesting an A/C service vacuum pump. A little more money, but in the future you can sell it for good coin if you wanted to unload it.

    Dan
     
  3. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Yeah I was a hand pump, but I wanted to get something more..suiting. Something that I can turn on, monitor, and do other things to make better use of my "knife time".

    Im pretty sure you can turn them up, 22Hg is just the operating pressure. I went ahead and ordered it. I'm sure I can turn it over if I don't like it.

    Worst case it doesn't work, but I think it'll do. Fingers crossed
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Cool, let us know how it works.

    Dan
     
  5. Hyde_me

    Hyde_me New Member

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  6. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    was researching wood stabilizing and looking for something other than the hobby type that seemed most common and found this site offering a wide assortment of vessel sizes and pumps.
    http://www.bestvaluevacs.com/glassvac.html
    they only warranty the glassvac series for stabilizing resins
     
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  7. Grouch

    Grouch Active Member

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    John
    If you need a vacuum pump I have one that was donated to me from a buddy in the junk business. Its from a hospital. If your interested and your coming to Wpg in the near future its yours for the cost of 1 large Timmy's coffee. I already have a couple so I don't need another. ( I just can't stop bringing stuff home when its free though) PM me with your phone number and we can set something up. I have free long distance...
    Frank
     
  8. Grouch

    Grouch Active Member

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    Hello again John
    I found a picture of it from a post a while ago.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    A old blood sucking machine that should be perfect. I get into Winnipeg quarterly usually but something might come up sooner.
     
  10. Grouch

    Grouch Active Member

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    Okee Dokee
    Let me know
     
  11. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    I built mine with a diaphragm pump and a glass vase from Micheals.. Holds roughly at 24-25in/mercy works grear
     
  12. Martin

    Martin New Member

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  13. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I think this is what Stick Fast uses in their demonstration video. I have one that uses 4.5 CFM at 90 PSI which will keep most compressors running continuously. Works good though, around 27 inches Hg. I got mine from Amazon.ca. https://www.amazon.ca/Advanced-Design-ATD-3410-Operated-Vacuum/dp/B000M5ZVRK

    Certainly beats the brake line vacuum pump and associated Popeye forearms.

    Dan
     
  14. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Wow forgot about this post, then again 9 months on the road didn't help any
     
  15. Martin

    Martin New Member

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    Gregg Distributors has the same style made by Air-Vac. I don't have a price for it yet.
    Thanks Dan. I have a compressor at home that will deliver the air but just barely. My thinking is that since the resin will bubble up and the vacuum will need to be limited at times, the compressor won't need to run constantly until it gets near the end of the process. Is that accurate? And did you use your vacuum generator with the pickle jar arrangement?

    Martin
     
  16. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    If you connect a ball valve, this will let you control and preserve the vacuum. The effect of the vacuum is most noticeable when you start. A whole pile of bubbles come out of the wood, so you have to moderate the vacuum in the beginning. After a few minutes you can ramp it up (down?) to keep pulling air out, but the rate of change of vacuum will get less and less. With the pickle jar I have the hand pump and the venturi vacuum pump.

    Dan
     
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