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  1. gobler's Avatar
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    Jun 16, 2008, 10:57 AM - Degassing chamber help #1

    I need a proper degassing chamber that I could fit a 5 gallon bucket into. It can be all acrylic or aluminum with an acrylic top. I have searched on line and man the prices have gone up since I bought one way back in the early 90s. Does any one know where I could find one here in SoCal or shipped for under $1600? (closer to $1000)
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    Jun 16, 2008, 8:06 PM - Re: Degassing chamber help #2

    47 views and no one know......
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    Jun 16, 2008, 8:09 PM - Re: Degassing chamber help #3

    Hi,
    Just go to Smart and final and get a large stock pot with at least a 1/4 inch wall thickness and a 1 inch or thicker acrylic sheet cut or you can go to Plastic Depot in Burbank on San Fernado.

    HMS Mike



    gobler said: View Post
    I need a proper degassing chamber that I could fit a 5 gallon bucket into. It can be all acrylic or aluminum with an acrylic top. I have searched on line and man the prices have gone up since I bought one way back in the early 90s. Does any one know where I could find one here in SoCal or shipped for under $1600? (closer to $1000)
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    Jun 16, 2008, 8:42 PM - Re: Degassing chamber help #4

    A friend (Randy Cooper) went to a construction job site and asked if he could have some scrap pipe.

    Its white PVC, and about 15 inches in diameter. Once I cut the sides nice and even, I glued the bottom to my metal stand, and ran a house to the vacuum pump. I took a scrap piece of 1 inch acrylic for the top and routered a channel the same diameter as the tube.

    then I filled it with RTV silicone for a casket.

    Works great and a 5 gallon bucket fits in there nicely.

    and it was CHEAP!
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    Jun 16, 2008, 9:36 PM - Re: Degassing chamber help #5

    BrundelFly said: View Post
    A friend (Randy Cooper) went to a construction job site and asked if he could have some scrap pipe.

    Its white PVC, and about 15 inches in diameter. Once I cut the sides nice and even, I glued the bottom to my metal stand, and ran a house to the vacuum pump. I took a scrap piece of 1 inch acrylic for the top and routered a channel the same diameter as the tube.

    then I filled it with RTV silicone for a casket.

    Works great and a 5 gallon bucket fits in there nicely.

    and it was CHEAP!
    That's just about the exact same way I'm building mine. Cheap and effective!


    Cam

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