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Old December 11th, 2008 Dec 11, 2008 10:59:42 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I am new to the forum and screen printing in general. i just recently picked up an exposure unit from a friend who had no use for the box. it's a great unit and works well, but I was thinking of making my own vacuum top for the unit and have pretty much everything except a clue as to what size and spec vacuum pump to use. Has anyone done this or know of how to go about it?
 
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I used a commercial Kriby motor I got from the thrift store for my vaccuum unit.

I also used Pond liner I got from the home depot.

Budget, but it works great! I print halftones/process all the time!
 
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thanks for the info and the quick response.....very helpful!
 
 
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oh, any idea as to what Kirby motor it is? Just trying to google and coming up with all kinds of results.
 
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Could you maybe post some instructions and a basic parts list for making your own vacuum unit?

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I used a commercial Kriby motor I got from the thrift store for my vaccuum unit.

I also used Pond liner I got from the home depot.

Budget, but it works great! I print halftones/process all the time!
 
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i need it too..since i've already diy the exposure unit now i need the vacuum part. thanks in advance.
 
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Default Re: Info about vacuum exposure unit

I looked up metal halide online and the first thing that came up is a 1000Watt bulb for $41. Anyone make a vacum exposure unit with a metal halide?
 
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I use a metal-halide 400W bulb with a shop vac for vacuum, works great! Fine lines, halftones, crisp edges, great detail, FAST.
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I use a metal-halide 400W bulb with a shop vac for vacuum, works great! Fine lines, halftones, crisp edges, great detail, FAST.
If you don't mind, how do you set up the shop vac to the exposure unit? Do you have pics of the setup?
 






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