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VACUUM/GAS SYSTEM

Evacuation and gas filling are the main and most important processes in light bulb making.
Without a good vacuum system it's impossible to create a good bulb. Short story: All started in 2011 with an old vacuum pump that I have bartered from a friend, after a huge help from other good friend Dalibor Farny I got additional pump and many additional things. Despite this, there are still missing key parts as high vacuum valves and other stuff that I built and repaired myself. So little by little in 2 years I have built a good vacuum system.
  • Year: 2012 - today
  • Project: Vacuum post

ystem starting point - vacuum pump
System starting point - vacuum pump
vacuum valve, stainless three-way connector, vacuum trap and two hoses
Additional parts - vacuum valve, stainless three-way connector, vacuum trap and two hoses.
>Vacuum system is starting to take a shape...
System is starting to take a shape... My friend Dalibor Farny helped me with a turbo pump, locking mechanism, gauge and other parts, thank you pal! :)
Fitting switches and boards into a wooden box
Fitting all swit—Āhes and boards into a simple wooden box
Control box is ready
Control box is ready
First full assembly fo the vacuum system
First full assembly of the vacuum system
two custom made high vacuum valves, gauge and gas pressure reducer
Gas line - two custom made high vacuum valves, gauge and gas pressure reducer
Installing a gas system
Installing a gas system
>Current vacuum/gas system after several upgrades
Current vacuum/gas system after several upgrades

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