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DIY fluid bed?
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:17 AM
I would appreciate a copy as well please. Thanks very much for doing this.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:31 AM
I have built a fluid bed and I am having problems with trying to get the powders to float without volcaning. I have tried paper bag, coffee filters, and the porous polyeth 1/8" thick sheet. The black, brown, & white just does not want to float in my cups without shaking them. I do have one color that works great and that is a chartreuse. It is in a 2" x 3" cup with a borwn bag as a filter on the bottom. I have tried the other colors in 3" x 3" and the 2" x 3" tall cups and they all act the same. I have adjusted the air pump flow up and down and have not found a setting that works. I need sugestions that I might try to get things working right.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:26 AM
Its interesting to me how many people put their personal email addresses out there for the world to see instead of sending cadman a private message to get plans. Guess they want to get more spam mail.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 12:19 PM
You're bored I guess?
I get, on average, about 150 spam messages per day. My email address has been "out there" for so many years, it no longer matters. Mailing lists that are sold, old discussion forums that didn't hide that information, etc, etc.
Google mail blocks nearly 100% of them. Once in a great while I will see a couple sneak through.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 05:07 AM
So is there anybody here so far that I missed that needs help with fluid bed plans? Many times I don't come here to read this, and many times I get a lot of e-mails and PM's. If you need help please e-mail or PM me and I will help all that ask.
Posted 11 December 2011 - 05:32 AM
PM sent for the plans, Thanks Cadman (long time lurker first time poster lol)
Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:57 AM
I sent you the fluid bed instructions today via your e-mail. Let me know if you need more help.
Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:09 PM
I have plans and all parts list for fluid bed made from pvc parts found at hardware store. lf you would like plans and part list with instructions then e-mail me Roy Gilliam - firstname.lastname@example.org - no junk mail.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:16 PM
Cadman I PM'd you my email address for a copy of the plans. Thank you for sharing.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:21 PM
I just came back from out of town and I just sent you an e-mail about 5 minutes ago. Let me know if you have more questions.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:08 PM
How much powder are you guys using in your cups to start getting the airflow dialed in?
Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:35 PM
I'm going to say about 6 oz. however, put some in, slowly turn the air on and you will see the powder paint rise. Naturally you don't want the powder paint to go over the top. A good guess would be about 1 to 1-1/2" below the top of the cup.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:49 PM
I would like some plans on the fluid bed! I am just getting interest in pouring lead!
Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:35 PM
Am I missing something fundamental?
Everybody seems to use PVC. I have better access to ABS. Is there a reason to not use ABS over PVC?
Is static electricity an issue with any of them?
Thanks again for the information.