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The TTT Mini Vac Pac (TM) Evacuation Rig (Made and assembled in the USA!)
The Basic Basic Kit Evac Kit in a smaller Veto Pro-Pac for more convent transport and storage.
The Mini Vac Pac (TM) includes the components you need to attach the vacuum gauge to the system and to isolate the hoses from the evacuation rig during the vacuum decay test. These are the minimum tools you need to complete a proper evacuation. Basically it is our Rapid Vac kit less the 1/2" hoses and including some maintenance items for your hoses with a great Veto bag to store everything including your micron gauge.
A proper and quick evacuation requires the right hoses, connectors, assembly lube, core tools and a quality micron gauge. The problem is none of these components are available in a single kit from a single manufacturer until now. We went back to the basics, if you cannot buy it build it, so that is exactly what we did. The TTT evacuation rig contains all of he hard to find components required to evacuate systems in record times plus specialty plugs and fittings to keep things clean and easily adapt them to any vacuum pump.
How do you make a great evacuation rig?
- Eliminate as many fittings as possible.
- Pull vacuum cores during evacuation
- Use large diameter hoses for evacuation and evacuate from both sides of the system
- Make sure all components are vacuum rated, tight and properly assembled.
- Have provisions to isolate the evacuation rig for pressure rise testing.
- Keep everything clean dry and tight.
Need a more in depth primer on vacuum?
Check out our "Vacuum Training" Page
For the fastest evacuation times and a lower probability of leaks, NEVER evacuate through a charging manifold, even if it has a 3/8" evacuation port! One of the poorest practices you can have when evacuating is pulling through a charging manifold, second only to using 1/4" hoses. Put them together and you are adding hours to your job every day. Manifolds and hoses leak. Not only do they leak, they create unneeded restrictions and offer no valve to the evacuation process. In case you are wondering, having a micron gauge in the manifold is just a bad idea.
Does "vacuum rated" make a difference?
Absolutely! When evacuating a system, leaks are the enemy. Even the smallest leak in a refrigeration system or the evacuation rig can cause hours of frustration. Every try to suck soda through a cracked straw? Why does the soda not come out of the cup? Simple, the vacuum will break and pull in air where ever there is a leak. If that leak is in your core tools, hoses or manifold you can bet for sure you are not pulling the air and moisture from the system.The core tools and all of the hoses in this kit are vacuum rated and vacuum certified down to 20 microns!
What are the components used for?
- Core Tools: Valve cores create a very large restriction when present in a refrigeration system to proper evacuation. Removal of the valve cores significantly decreases the time required for evacuation. Appion core tools are vacuum rated at 20 microns and have a side access port for installation of the micron gauge.
- Optional MegaFlow Hoses: Appion 1/2" diameter vacuum rated hoses are low gas permeability and very flexible. We found the 6' length was a good compromise between convenience and speed. 1/2" hoses are 16 times faster then 1/4" hoses.
- Carry Case to keep everything together, clean, and convenient
- Nylog for a leak free assembly
- Brass vacuum gauge adapter to isolate all hoses from the system during pressure testing
- Optional Plugs and Caps to protect o-rings and seals from dirt and other contamination
In the words of David Boyd from Appion, "Keep it clean Dry and Tight!"