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Vacuum Manifold Assembly

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A manifold assembly will allow a vacuum press user to attach multiple vacuum bags to a single vacuum pressing system at the same time. Below you will find four different kits that will allow you to maintain a vacuum in up to 5 separate bags. Each kit requires assembly. Click here for additional information.

To use a manifold system, simply connect the lock-on connector from the vacuum press to the attachment fitting on the manifold. Then attach the lock-on connector from one end of a vacuum tube to the manifold system. Attach the lock-on connector at the other end of the vacuum tbue to the vacuum bag. Then open the corresponding vacuum valve on the manifold. Be sure the other valves on the manifold are closed.

After the first bag is under full vacuum, close the first vacuum valve and attach another vacuum line to the manifold and to the second bag. Then open the second vacuum valve. When adequate pressure is achieved in the second bag, re-open the first valve. The vacuum press system will now maintain the desired level of vacuum pressure in both bags.

Kit Discount
I've tried to keep the cost as low as possible by taking 35% off the regular prices for each part of the kit. The kits seem expensive at first but it's important to note that there are a lot of pieces in each kit which includes multiple lock-on connectors, attachment fittings, vacuum valves, and tubing.

Important Note
We recently changed the lock-on connector that is included with our vacuum press kits. More information about this transition can be found here. To use the manifold kit, you will need to order an updated lock-on connector for your vacuum press system if you have the old version.


2-Way Manifold Assembly (19-piece kit)
Regular price: $114.15     Kit price: $74.00

  • 4 Lock-On Connectors (2 not shown in image below)
  • 4 Brass Barb Fittings (1/8" NPT Male to 3/8" Barb)
  • 2 Vacuum Valves (1/4" NPT)
  • 2 Brass Street Tees (1/4" NPT)
  • 1 Teflon Thread Sealing Tape
  • 1 Brass Cap (1/4" NPT)
  • 3 Lock-On Connector Attachment Fittings  (1/4" NPT)
  • 2 Braided Vacuum Tube (10' x 3/8" ID)
2 Way Manifold Kit

3-Way Manifold Assembly (27-piece kit)
Regular price: $166.50     Kit price: $108.00

  • 6 Lock-On Connectors (3 not shown in image below)
  • 6 Brass Barb Fittings (1/8" NPT Male to 3/8" Barb)
  • 3 Vacuum Valves (1/4" NPT)
  • 3 Brass Street Tees (1/4" NPT)
  • 1 Teflon Thread Sealing Tape
  • 1 Brass Cap (1/4" NPT)
  • 4 Lock-On Connector Attachment Fittings  (1/4" NPT)
  • 3 Braided Vacuum Tube (10' x 3/8" ID)
3 Way Manifold Kit

4-Way Manifold Assembly (35-piece kit)
Regular price: $218.85     Kit price: $142.00

  • 8 Lock-On Connectors (4 not shown in image below)
  • 8 Brass Barb Fittings (1/8" NPT Male to 3/8" Barb)
  • 4 Vacuum Valves (1/4" NPT)
  • 4 Brass Street Tees (1/4" NPT)
  • 1 Teflon Thread Sealing Tape
  • 1 Brass Cap (1/4" NPT)
  • 5 Lock-On Connector Attachment Fittings  (1/4" NPT)
  • 4 Braided Vacuum Tube (10' x 3/8" ID)
4 Way Manifold Kit

5-Way Manifold Assembly (43-piece kit)
Regular price: $271.20     Kit price: $176.00

  • 10 Lock-On Connectors (5 not shown in image below)
  • 10 Brass Barb Fittings (1/8" NPT Male to 3/8" Barb)
  • 5 Vacuum Valves (1/4" NPT)
  • 5 Brass Street Tees (1/4" NPT)
  • 1 Teflon Thread Sealing Tape
  • 1 Brass Cap (1/4" NPT)
  • 6 Lock-On Connector Attachment Fittings  (1/4" NPT)
  • 5 Braided Vacuum Tube (10' x 3/8" ID)
5 Way Manifold Kit

pg-warning-yellow.jpg WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including lead, which are known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.




Do I need check valves for the vacuum lines out to each bag?
I recently made the mistake of forgetting to re-open the first valve after I opened pressure to the second valve. Eventually the pressure on bag #1 dropped and the veneer panel failed. If you are forgetful like me, you can put a male to female check valve between the vacuum valve and the brass attachment fitting.

With this in place, you don't need to close the first valve before opening another valve on the manifold. The check valve will keep the vacuum pressure in bag #1 and when the other bags on the manifold have reached full vacuum, the check valve will re-open and equalize all of the ports on the manifold. It's a good idea to put a check valve on each of the ports if your mind wanders like mine.


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