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DIY fluid bed?
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:07 PM
Cadman could you please send me the info on building the fluid bed.
Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:39 PM
Harley, PM me your e-mail
Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:53 AM
Thanks for sending me the plans the other day! Finished my fluid bed and it works fantastic!
Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:56 AM
Glad it worked out for you.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:20 PM
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!
Posted 07 March 2010 - 02:53 AM
Cadman can I get some of your instruction also. Thanks
My email is Scottig5alive@yahoo.com Thanks a lot.
Posted 07 March 2010 - 07:52 AM
Scott Welcome to TU,
Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:13 PM
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.
Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:03 AM
Would also like tutorial please cadman..
Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:57 AM
Welcome to TU e-mail sent
Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:57 PM
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!