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DIY fluid bed?

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Cadman,

Thanks for sending me the plans the other day! Finished my fluid bed and it works fantastic!biggrin.gif

Glad it worked out for you.

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I built a 2" version of the fluid bed based on the Cadman tutorial and found it works great for the small jig heads I use for trout, crappie and panfish.

I tried paper sack and vacuum cleaner bag material for the powder cup membrane with fair results. However, I just descovered a membrane material that works great, easy to use, durable, and, best of all its free. Stop by your postoffice and pickup one of the tear proof (Tyvak) "Priority Mail" envelopes. You will like the results!

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I built a 2" version of the fluid bed based on the Cadman tutorial and found it works great for the small jig heads I use for trout, crappie and panfish.

I tried paper sack and vacuum cleaner bag material for the powder cup membrane with fair results. However, I just descovered a membrane material that works great, easy to use, durable, and, best of all its free. Stop by your postoffice and pickup one of the tear proof (Tyvak) "Priority Mail" envelopes. You will like the results!

Cadman can I get some of your instruction also. Thanks

My email is Scottig5alive@yahoo.com Thanks a lot.

Scott

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Cadman can I get some of your instruction also. Thanks

My email is Scottig5alive@yahoo.com Thanks a lot.

Scott

Scott Welcome to TU,

E-mail sent.

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Anyone have the PVC for the cup, and the union or coupler for a 2" version (2" preferably, but 3" will work if anyone has that) that they would send me? I've got everything else from when I used to run breeding tanks, no local hardware stores anywhere around me. I'll pay you of course.

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Would also like tutorial please cadman..

fisho74@outgun.com

cheers

Welcome to TU e-mail sent

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cheers bud!

Built a 2" version off of Cadmans instructions (by the way, thanks for the speedy response!! Hope to see you in July when I am home visiting). Tried several pass through materials, coffee filter, paper bag, etc. Couldn't get the volcanoing to go away. Took it down to one output on my air pump and found that attaching the pump to the cup helped. The vibration allowed the powder to "settle" and bubble like a fluid instead of volcanoing. Anyone else find results like that? Also, not getting a thin enough coat and the eyes are still plugging up? Is this because I am using mustad aberdeens and the eyes are slightly smaller? I will keep playing with it when I have time....

Other than that works great. Think I am going to make a stab at the 3" and see if I get better results!

Steve

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I saw the other past on this but, does anyone have plans/instructions to make their own Fluid bed for powder paint? I haven't seen one up close, but they just look like a chamber to allow air through the bottom of the paint. Seems like you could just rig up an air chamber and create your own size one. I was thinking that a coffee filter may even work as the membrane for air to pass through.

I'm just curious if anyone has tried this.

I don't know if I sent you the fluid bed instructions. If not PM me your e-mail and I'll get it out to you. Yes coffee filter will work on some powders.

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can I get the plans also. I have been wanting to experiment with this also. Thanks in advance.

E-mail to be sent shortly.

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Just wanted to give a Big Thanks to cadman for the build specs on the fluid bed. I built one today and it turned out great. I'm new to this, but what would be the ideal air flow amount? I've been adjusting on the needle valve and had some little "volcanos" which was throwing out paint dust. I turned it down to where they settled down, but wasn't sure of the appropriate range.

I'm using a brown paper bag for my screen.

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Can I have the Insrtuctions also Thanks in Advance bassman@odsy.net

sent e-mail

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