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First year running a real vacuum pump, just wondering if this is normal. I have the vacuum running through 2 moisture traps, my homeade 4" and the clear Solberg. I've obviously never been able to see the moisture in my homeade trap.
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Thatís seems like a lot of moisture for being a secondary trap.
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What vacuum level are you running (how tight is your system)? Where are the two traps located (inside, outside, heated, unheated)?
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What vacuum level are you running (how tight is your system)? Where are the two traps located (inside, outside, heated, unheated)?
27", neither heated, homeade is outside and Solberg is inside. I doubt my system is without a couple woodpecker holes those little buggers are faster than my taping abilities.
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Moisture cleared up.
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I'm guessing that the inside trap was a little colder than the outside trap, so any moisture in the incoming air stream condensed when it hit the walls of the trap. Shouldn't be a problem and unlikely to happen all the time. If it seems excessive, put a little heat tape or an electric heater blowing on it and see if it helps.
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I have a liquid ring vacuum that is about 1000 feet away from the releaser with a water trap at the releaser and at the vacuum. It is also about 150 feet above the releaser in elevation. If I run for a full 24 hours, I easily collect a pint of water from the oil reservoir each day. I typically shut down, let it cool and drain the water. If I don't, it destroys the oil filter in oil reservoir because the moisture oil mix.
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