Monday, June 10, 2013

I found a leak!

After a long absence from my metalisation project I decided to get back to it. I was having a real nightmare with my belljar not getting the vacuum level I was expecting. Or that I needed to even start a diff pump. There were so may potential leaks I was overwhelmed for a while. So I decided to go step by step and eliminate the possibilities starting at the pump.
Flexible pipe tested fine, under water with compressed air. The second section however had a f**king leak. Right there, bubble, bubble, bubble. I couldn't believe it. The solder joint looked fine but it was leaking.
So I Glyptaled it under a vacuum and I was all fixed up!
More to follow...

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