Ok....The build continues....
First thing I did was build a platform to support the tanks on the bottom and to provide a platform for the controllers/pump/valves on top. Im also going to wire up a simple switch in a one gang.
Nothing fancy here, just some scrap whiteboard. Piece on top, piece on the bottom. One piece in the middle perpendicular to the top and bottom..
Now to the important part, the guts/brains of the system. Everything this far has been a breeze.
This is a 3-way MAC valve, it controls the air flow from the compressor
Attached a quick connector. This is where the input from the compressor is
Now the venturi vacuum pump, it uses compressed air to create vacuum pressure
I just connected the vacuum pump to the 3-way MAC valve. The MAC valve will control the air flow into the vacuum pump. The pump will need 80 psi, the valve regulates that.
Attach the two of them to the platform, close to the manifold
Now to the vacuum pressure controler. Attached a brass nipple
Attaching the vacuum pressure controler to the platform along side the valve/pump assembly. This will monitor the pressure inside the system and recharge the vacuum as needed
This is where i quit for the night. To be continued tomorrow....
If anyone is wondering why I have those two big reservoir tanks, they are used to hold spare vacuum pressure. It prevents the vacuum source from having to cycle on and off all the time. Thetanks that are 3" diameter, solid core, schedule 40 PVC