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Old Aug 27, 2005, 11:31 PM
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V-Bagging Setup.... Afternoon well spent!!

Target my Hero had peaked my interest while watching his techniques as well as his helping me a number of times and Vacuum bagging was something Ive wanted to get involved with. Robert aka RMD72377 had built a system that mine is a clone of....

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209707

This setup was real simple to make, as well as being pretty cheap to construct. It doesnt take up much space at all, and seems to work real well. Its been holding approx 15" vacuum for the last hour without any dropping of vacuum which means it probably wont be cycling too much in the process of actual bagging..... or my new gauge is busted

Thanks to Target and RMD72337 for all the info and inspirationable moments that helped build this system!!!! Also to my buddy Jim who owns the welder, and wired the Vac switch, relay, and the On-Off Toggle.
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 11:37 PM
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O yeah Baby I am comeing over KILLER KEV
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 12:27 AM
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Anytime Louie

If anyones interested I can compile the list of parts that it took to put this together and Post It!!

Aside from a few parts from ACP which were the Vacuum Gauge, Vac Switch, and the Check Valve, the rest came from Lowe's including the tubing, and the On-Off Toggle Switch, and the Relay came from the Electronics Shop. Welding the bracket to hold the Fridge Pump is really just for convienience of keeping it together and it being self contained. It weighs about 30 lbs and is pretty solid and can be moved real easily.

Let me know if you want the list of parts.

Kevin
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 12:45 AM
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One question-
Why aren't there any wings in bags for a working test???
Get busy!!!

Congrats, looks sweet.

Target
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 01:00 AM
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This setup was real simple to make...
Dude, did you *really* use calipers to plumb a vacuum pump?

Nauga,
who says, "Tape and rope's our only hope"
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 01:03 AM
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One question-
Why aren't there any wings in bags for a working test???
Get busy!!!

Congrats, looks sweet.

Target
Thanks Target My Hero

All I need to get is a few things from ACP, and Im Bagging Ill order the stuff on Monday!!! If your still up... gimme a call and help me put that list together or Ill call you tommorrow. Thanks for the info that helped put this thing together. Between this Bagging setup & the Feather Cut System I just bought, it opens the doors to some nice projects I can do now without having to bug you everytime I need cores or want something bagged!!

Thanks again Target..... Your a good Egg!!!
Kevin
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Dude, did you *really* use calipers to plumb a vacuum pump?

Nauga,
who says, "Tape and rope's our only hope"
LOL.... Nauga..... makes some measurements quicker and easier than pencils and rulers sometimes. Takin ID's, OD's........ it works.
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 01:10 AM
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Dude, did you *really* use calipers to plumb a vacuum pump?

Nauga,
who says, "Tape and rope's our only hope"

"Precision tool, precision build."
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 01:45 AM
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"Precision tool, precision build."
I can only hope
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 03:03 AM
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Very cool, looks like something else that is required!

Very nice setup, I look forward to seeing some wings come through your shop. Please keep us up to date!

Heyas "T"... I wanna come see your process if you don't mind "spies".

What kind of materials do I need for my "Konan" Cheetah wings?
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 09:32 AM
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LOL.... Nauga..... makes some measurements quicker and easier than pencils and rulers sometimes.
Keep in mind that you caught grief from a guy who once had to make 5 trips to the hardware store to install a single toilet.

Your setup looks great. Can't wait to see what comes out of it.

Nauga,
who was famous in the plumbing department
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 10:25 AM
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Anytime Louie

If anyones interested I can compile the list of parts that it took to put this together and Post It!!

Aside from a few parts from ACP which were the Vacuum Gauge, Vac Switch, and the Check Valve, the rest came from Lowe's including the tubing, and the On-Off Toggle Switch, and the Relay came from the Electronics Shop. Welding the bracket to hold the Fridge Pump is really just for convienience of keeping it together and it being self contained. It weighs about 30 lbs and is pretty solid and can be moved real easily.

Let me know if you want the list of parts.

Kevin
Can you post a list of parts or PM it to me. Thanks much.
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 10:41 AM
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Keep in mind that you caught grief from a guy who once had to make 5 trips to the hardware store to install a single toilet.
That's some CRAP!!!

T
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 10:52 AM
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Wicked!

I was at the local city dump the other day and picket up an old (almost new) fridge pump. The pump appears to be working fine. Some day I will convert it into a vacume machine. A good friend of mine did this to, works a treat!

Only think is, I have no plans for the moment of using it. No time.

Hope you do use it!

Jos.
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 03:29 PM
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Can you post a list of parts or PM it to me. Thanks much.

Will do Battleseed...... Ill post em here at some, and Ill PM them to you. Thanks for asking.

Kevin
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 03:45 PM
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I'd like to see a build thread where you just do the wings from begining to end. I have been thinking about starting a vac bagging setup, and our refrigeration guy at work is getting me a pump.
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