Type: Adjustable Auto-Cycling
Vacuum: Air Powered Venturi
Page: 3 of 9
Build the Manifold System
The manifold creates a hard connection between the reservoirs, gauge, intake, pressure controller and the vacuum source. The parts should be assembled as shown below.
Important: These instructions are for the Mini, Basic, and Plus version of the V2 vacuum press system. If you are building the V2 Premium, be sure to follow the instruction set found here.
- Place two passes of thread sealing tape on each of the male threads in the manifold.
Make the passes in a clockwise direction following the threads.
- Attach the two brass hex nipples to opposite sides of the brass cross fitting.
- Attach one brass "street" tee to each of the brass hex nipples. Be sure to use the middle opening on the tee.
- Attach the brass check valve (male to male) to one of the open sides of the cross fitting. The direction of the air flow (usually indicated by an arrow on the valve) should be away from the cross.
- Attach the brass coupler to the check valve.
- Attach the brass barb elbow to the female coupler so it is pointing in the same direction as the male threads of street tee.
- Attach the remaining brass barb elbow to the last opening on the brass cross. It should also point in the direction of the male threads on the street tee.
- Attach the vacuum gauge to one of the street tees as shown.
- If the needle on the gauge is not resting at zero, you will need to release the pressure inside the gauge housing. Carefully remove the brass insert at the top of the gauge while held in the upright position. Any excess pressure inside will escape and the gauge needle will reset. If you are using a glycerin filled gauge, a few drops of the liquid inside may come out. Don't worry about it. Just wipe it off with a paper towel. Be sure to re-install the brass fitting when finished.
- Attach the vacuum valve to the other street tee.
- Attach the straight brass barbed fitting to the vacuum valve.
The final assembly should appear as shown in the picture below.
(For demonstrational purposes, thread sealing tape is not shown)
Place your cursor over this image to label each part.