Vacuum gauge for infusion.

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by jim lee, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. jim lee
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    jim lee Senior Member

    Hey everyone, its been a long time since I posted.

    I wanted to share a project I've had on the back burner for a long time that I finally finished.

    Its a vacuum gauge for doing infusion that not only shows vacuum, but when you valve off the pump, it will show you leakdown. To help you know if you found all your leaks or not.

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    What do ya' think?

    -jim lee
     
  2. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    Always working on some interesting new thing, nice to see you back.
     
  3. jim lee
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    jim lee Senior Member

    Hey Ondarvr, been awhile.

    Funny thing, the entire time we were doing all that infusion, we all wanted this leak-down tester. But never got around to completing it. Even had a prototype working at one point but some other fire always got in the way. Now that the shop's gone, I finally get the damn thing finished. I don't think there's anyone left in town that's doing infusion. Bett's all prepreg. San Juan's gone. I feel like the scientist that climbs out of his underground lab a few days/weeks too late. "I got the solution, but everyone's gone..."

    Is Mike S still over at the tech. school? I'll have to go see.

    -jim lee
     

  4. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    Mike was going to retire, but I'm not sure when.
     
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