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Thread: Vacumn Pump


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    Vacumn Pump

    Looking to vacumn bag a couple of Q500 wings. Any help with a vacumn setup would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Ken V.

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    RE: Vacumn Pump

    There are a couple types of vacuum pumps.

    Mine is made of a

    1) Refrigerator compressor

    2) Piece of 4" diameter PVC as a tank

    3) Vacuum gauge (mounted on the PVC tank)

    4) Vacuum switch (connected to the PVC tank)

    5) Exhaust tank (plastic bottle aiming upward)


    Mine is set to run until the set pressure is reached. I set mine to start running around 3" Hg. It shuts off at about 6" Hg. The switch turns off the 115 volt AC power to the compressor.

    A piece of 1/4" diameter plastic tubing is routed from the compressor to the PVC tank. Tubing runs from the tank to the switch. Tubing also runs from the tank to the vacuum bag. The compressor sends oily air into the exhaust tank.

    Check out the ViperDog thread to see how to vacuum bag.

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    RE: Vacumn Pump

    The following site shows commercial units.

    I know someone that uses the ez-vac system. He swears by it.

    http://www.acp-composites.com/acp-vbs.htm



    The switch may be difficult to find. Try this site if you can't find one locally:

    http://www.acp-composites.com/acp-vbes.htm


    Here is a simplified diagram:

    http://www.acp-composites.com/vacuum-switch.html


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    RE: Vacumn Pump

    Yes go see the Viper Dog Page that Scoot did he did a great job on the whole thing.
    Kevin Matney 2 wrongs don't make a right But 2 Wrights make an Airplane
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    RE: Vacumn Pump

    Ken,
    You comin racin again?
    Missed you lately. I have missed the last few races as well, but was able to reunite with the guys in Hesperia.
    Hope to see you in SG at the Nov race.
    Race101
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    RE: Vacumn Pump

    I will be there, looking also to make it to Phoenix if all goes well.

    Ken


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