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
System starting point - vacuum pump
Additional parts - vacuum valve, stainless three-way connector, vacuum trap and two hoses.
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 all switсhes and boards into a simple wooden box
Control box is ready
First full assembly of the vacuum system
Gas line - two custom made high vacuum valves, gauge and gas pressure reducer
Installing a gas system
Current vacuum/gas system after several upgrades