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Old 12-27-2020, 10:00 PM
ramalyze ramalyze is offline
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I have a SR-44 that came with t-tracks that I have removed and have added a glued down spoilboard to my non-vacuum setup.

Do I need to fill the area where the t-tracks were? If so, I probably have to chew through the entire glued down spoil board, which is fine, just don't know.

I have the vacuum table file from CAMaster and I think they use shower drains in there tables. Should I just map the points they use for there holes and cut holes just big enough for the PVC?

What size bit is recommended for the grid that they cut.

I am so happy to finally be doing this now. I have had the vacuum for a year.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

John
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Old 12-27-2020, 10:31 PM
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I would probably just create plugs to put in the slots. Maybe I’m not understanding your situation?
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Old 12-27-2020, 10:51 PM
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Picture of Spoilboard

Here is a picture of what I am referring to.

It turns out that the MDF that home depot is Trupan, is that ok to use as a bleeder board?

Thanks,

John

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Old 12-27-2020, 11:22 PM
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Sorry for the duplication, I asked some of these questions a year ago when I got the vacuum.

That said, what should I seal the spoil board with?

Thanks,

john
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:41 AM
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Picture of Spoilboard

Here is a picture of what I am referring to.

It turns out that the MDF that home depot is Trupan, is that ok to use as a bleeder board?

Thanks,

John
I have an SR24 with a Storm Vacuum. I tried all the big box store & local lumber yard MDF offerings but I only got the results I was looking for with TruPan. I highly recommend it. Just my 2 cents.....
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Old 12-28-2020, 12:15 PM
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IMHO, you do need to repair those areas where the tee slots previously were, to make the entire base layer ready for setting things up to use vacuum on the machine. It's worth your time and material cost to do so and you don't want to have to add additional layers to the mix because of how it reduces your Z axis height capacity. Cut your grid in the base layer once you fix it completely. You could even replace the entire OEM factory base layer with a new, pristine one. You should be able to get a file from Camaster that defines all the fastener locations, etc.
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Old 12-28-2020, 04:49 PM
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If you're going to do a vacuum, it may be worth asking CAMaster if you can by a phenolic top and install it. And then they can send you the vectric files to cut what's needed. Their aftermarket upgrade support is pretty crappy though.
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:02 PM
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Here is the spoil board cut.
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:49 PM
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Looking good. Add some paint to seal. Shouldn’t leak out the bottom after paint job.

This thread includes a picture of my Stinger as it arrived from the factory. You may have already seen it.
https://camheads.org/showthread.php?t=2464
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:35 PM
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Thought I would post an update. Got it painted and plumbed and have surfaced the spoil board on both sides. I am going to hold off gluing it down until I see if it moves. Added nylon threaded inserts to the plenum for other jigs. Will know shortly if I have to glue it down or plastic bolt it. With the 4x4 I am hoping I can skip gluing and use all four hurracaine motors if necessary.

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