What bag do you use? What qualities and bugs does it have?
What will you change in the next bag?
Hope you guys have some feedback, links to help others make a quality choice un buying THE BAG!!
Thanks in advance for the replies
For what I'm doing, I bought a roll of poly tubing off ebay for super cheap. I think each bag costs me less than a dollar.
"I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
I use the nylon bag from fiberglasssupply.com Item #M13-7890 It is cheaper than the poly tube, and lasts waaaay longer. I was getting holes in the poly on the very first pull, while this last nylon bag I used for at least a dozen baggings without any loss of seal. Definitely tougher and more resistant to tearing when pulling the bag around under vacuum.
Nylon bag film (in tubing form) from ACP. I suspect it's the same stuff Shwuz uses. Long-lasting & with good stretch.
Do yourself a favor - follow Benny's and Schwuz's advice. I have a giant roll of poly tube that now use for other things, but really avoid using it to bag.
shwuz wrote: I use the nylon bag from fiberglasssupply.com Item #M13-7890 It is cheaper than the poly tube, and lasts waaaay longer. I was getting holes in the poly on the very first pull, while this last nylon bag I used for at least a dozen baggings without any loss of seal. Definitely tougher and more resistant to tearing when pulling the bag around under vacuum.
I got the 36" wide version with the bag clamps...I can slide the whole rockerbed+board in the bag and clamp it...
This is the only bag I've owned and I have put more than 20 boards through it...no holes, no problems...the clamps are great because they seal tight and quick so no futzing around with stupid/expensive mastic tape.
Lots of vac bagging questions today...
I did everything on the cheap with great results. 4 mil poly sheet from Home Depot, 2" masking tape (the cheap stuff), left over bubble wrap from a move. My pump, however, was a new Gast ($125 on ebay) rated for continuous duty with vac and pressure guages and bleeder valves (no need for switches, vacuum reservoirs, check valves and all that complicated stuff...just turn it on, let it run up to the desired vac level by adjusting the bleeder valve and then just leave it).
I'm not experienced like most posters but my experience was so easy that I scratch my head when I read about the com;icated systems of some people.
ive tried lots of different systems
things that seem simple. can cause big problems without contingency plans or if your not around to keep an eye on things
some things seem complicated, but make things simpler by reducing steps
the last thing you want to do is be chasing leaks when you have to go to work
or listen to a vacuum pump running continously all day.
hears the deal
no conectors(just mastic)
it takes 5 mins to close,seal and empty bag (no clamps or tape etc )
no leaks (pump runs for 3 seconds every 5 to 10 minutes)
just run the tube through the end of the bag
btw a roll of mastic is about the price of a roll of good qaulity tape
would it be possible to post a picture please?
just slide the whole rocker table and board in
and lay down a strip of mastic across the end of the tube or bag
stick the pipe across the mastic strip and put some mastic over the top of the pipe so the bag seals down on the pie top as well
place a bit of shade cloth at the end of the pipe to stop it sucking the plastic in
seal the bag down on the mastic
and put a a bit of extra mastic around the pipe if neccesary
havent got a picture sorry
but theres no conectors
i only bag once btw
THANK YOU SILLLY