Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pressure Cooker Vacuum Chamber

Some pics of my pressure cooker to vacuum chamber conversion.  I used a $6 aluminum pressure cooker I found at the salvation army.

I removed the pressure release and tapped a 1/4" NPT hole for a hose barb connection.  I then milled a flat area and window to mount some lexan.


 Setting up the lid for milling

Milling the window on my drill press and X/Y table

Completed Result:


I used RTV silicone to mount the lexan window

2 comments:

Too Many Parts said...

Have you tested this, yet? Does it actually work?

Scott Gibson said...

I'll have to add some more pics, it works well I have used it for degassing plaster and epoxy.