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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by AIR SALLY View Post
composite vendors that have vacuum bagging supplies use a tacking thick sealer called chomate tape ,this can be used to seal the bags and the vacuum tube . Claus' way is cheaper.
Thanks A/S I was just looking at some tape at ACP. I think I will try to find the bags at supermarket and get some tape.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Claus it looks like you are using a small fish pump bubbler. How did you convert it to suck vacum
Old Oct 29, 2012, 05:44 PM
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we just turned the valves 180 degree.
it was Jonas that did it for me
Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:18 PM
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I just did it to a single fish bubbler, Mine works off a coil with a small bellow inside with an air bleed hole. I just glued a hose around it and held a bag tight around the hose to see if it worked and it sucked the back right down. I guess you can also build it with a bicycle electrc pump you just draw off the vent side.
Old Oct 30, 2012, 07:43 AM
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This is how we did it.....
http://www.gliderireland.net/vacuumpump.htm

Exept we use the one on the attached picture....
Old Oct 30, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Very nice write up ,and very simple. I will look for a double pump like yours. Mine I just looked for the the second hole on the outside of the little air bellow, not knowing it could be switched internally. I like the double air chamber you have. Sorry going off topic. Back to the Build. Thanks Guys
Old Oct 30, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Guys check this one out. I bought at Wallmart because I wanted to get the project done. $22 bucks its called the Whisper Quite 30-60gallon. With the newer technology I did not have to even use any glue I unscrewed the 4 screws on the bottom pulled the top off. I then pulled the two bellows to find they had orings. I simply turned the white plastic 180degree and reinstalled them and put the 4 screws in and done. You can see in the pics. Hope you don't mind me posting this. Thanks guys Im glad you showed me how you did this, it inspired me to go buy a new one.
Old Oct 30, 2012, 06:18 PM
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all this small changes of things is what makes our hobby go on .
Thanks for posting your solution.
Claus
Old Oct 30, 2012, 10:37 PM
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so you just did it on one side ...it looks like there are bellows on both sides???
Old Oct 30, 2012, 11:45 PM
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No A/S I did both sides, I just showed doing the one side though.
Old Oct 31, 2012, 02:27 AM
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unclecrash, Is there any more info on this pump? Looked all over the Walmart site and can't find it. Is that the manufacture name? Model number?
Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Air Pump


Sorry your shooting blanks. Maybe you should do a drive by.
Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:08 AM
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On the building board again


the canopy was done out of the house.
Looks like my next project have to be a vacuum former.
Claus
Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:37 AM
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looking good ,glad to see you back at it !
Old Jan 25, 2013, 12:22 PM
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Wow, looks amazing, Claus!
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