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  1. #66
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    Holey fook

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    I like it. You could make some trim plates from sheet metal and paint them black.

    I bet that pump works wayyy better with the mods.

    Nice!

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    ďIf You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A BallĒ

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    Quote Originally Posted by heatingman View Post
    I like it. You could make some trim plates from sheet metal and paint them black.

    I bet that pump works wayyy better with the mods.

    Nice!

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    Thanks, but it still wonít pull lower than 82 microns with just an appion hose and bluvac. And that took about an hour. I lost motivation to finish it then. Iíve noticed that this pump and the 85 get hot really fast. Iím going to pull this 55 apart and see if I can find any obvious damage. Just waiting on some liqui-vac and vacuum grease.


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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
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    Nice. I wish I had just gotten a JB instead of either Fieldpiece, but the new shiny stuff got me. And I donít really have any complaints about the 85, Iím just always worried itíll leave me stranded like itís little brother did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Achso017 View Post
    Thanks, but it still wonít pull lower than 82 microns with just an appion hose and bluvac. And that took about an hour. I lost motivation to finish it then. Iíve noticed that this pump and the 85 get hot really fast. Iím going to pull this 55 apart and see if I can find any obvious damage. Just waiting on some liqui-vac and vacuum grease.


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    That's not the pumps fault. It the physics of the smaller diameter hose. That's not bad on a 1/2" hose that is 6 feet long.

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    Yeah,

    Try it connected to an empty tank. For whatever reason vacuum seems to do better with some volume to work with.



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    You guys are getting my hopes up again. Iíll get an empty tank tomorrow and try to pull it down. I just thought it pulled down to the high thirties when I first got it. And unfortunately I donít have a 3/8 flare to 1/4 flare adapter so I canít just hook the bluvac straight to it.


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    No I mean hook the pump to the tank, and put the micron gauge on the other port on the tank.

    You might have a small leak in the manifold you made. My guess would be at the pump connection. How did you spin that on and get the orientation just right, without a swivel?

    Id have to check just the hose only, but it takes a while to pull it low. And the appions, I dont think I ever got into the thirties hose only.

    As far as 3/8 female x 1/4 male adaptor, a refrigeration house should have one, just bury it in the next call you have that you have to stop at a supply house for.

    Or you can make one if you have a 3/8 flare nut a couple inches of 3/8 tube, and a 1/4Ē access port.


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    Quote Originally Posted by heatingman View Post
    No I mean hook the pump to the tank, and put the micron gauge on the other port on the tank.

    You might have a small leak in the manifold you made. My guess would be at the pump connection. How did you spin that on and get the orientation just right, without a swivel?


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    I soldered on the flare nut to the nipple, screwed it on then marked its orientation in comparison to where i wanted it. Then heated it back up, rotated the flare nut and resoldered it. It actually lines up a bit straighter once itís torqued down.

    Ok, Iíll make an adapter. Loweís has the parts, I just got discouraged when it didnít seem to pump very well and then it got hot outside so Iíve I havenít had much time. If this works out in the end I think Iíll do the same thing for the 85.


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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
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    I take it you found a KF-16 adaptor to mate right up to the pump like that.

    Thats the same way my set up works.

    Did you get a tee as part of the kit for 2 hose operations?


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    I have a tee. The fitting I drilled out from one of the 1/2 hose connectors and soldered it on the pump fitting.

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    About 100 micron difference with the tru blu hoses


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