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TomCat.......Where can I get this low vacuum flush system ,you use. Will it work on the Epson 3000 ? Also I enjoy reading your posts,will you be at PhotoPlus in NYC ? Thanks Paul Gotts TMorris862@aol.com wrote: > It seems like a lot of folks out there want to ask a lot of questions about > refilling they just don't do it on this forum. Hey guys that is why this > forum is here to help and exchange ideas on what works and what doeas not! > > Hey the high vacuum systems can work you just better be real careful not to > get air leaks. The sealing methods that some vacuum kits use leave a lot to > be desired! I have found that often the small air leaks ( that are very hard > to avoid) will fill a refilled cartridge with very fine foam that can be > quite have to get out using just the vacuum kit provided by some folks! > > I actually do use a very sligh vacuum like just enough to draw in ink into > the cartridges. Once the flow begins I contiune the flow until 100 to 200 > CC's has flushed through the cartridges. This method is way easier that the > high vacuum refilling methods as you have to prepump the air out and pray you > do not have a air leak that will ruin the refill! Oh yes my system it is > fully contained and sealed that is all the ink is returned directly to a > storage container I do no spill any of the flush out ink! > > This low vacuum flush system works great and it is very fast! it take me less > than 15 seconds to hook up the cartridges color wells ( per color well time > is 15 seconds) After that it takes about 30 to 45 seconds or so to flush out > each cartridge and the ink transfer is sealed so no leaks can happen! > > The big thing I did was to design a holding fixtue to hold the cartridges > firmly to a table top when refilling. There is no way you can refill without > some sort of device to hold the cartridges at least I can't. Most kits do not > have such a fixture as they do not want to spend the $0.50 it costs ( that > what the one I use costs) to to give you one with the kit they would rather > pocket this! > > TomCat > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.