A while back I talked about getting a pressure pot off ebay for roughly 10 bucks. I had planned on buying a bigger one, but it isnt in the cards till May or June. Enviromolds has a complete system for about $800 that is really quite good and reasonably priced.
So rather than get the new pressure pot now when I could least afford it, I opted for casting supplies and did a retro fit on the pressure pot I have. Its smaller than what I would like, but it works and is better than nothing. I just need a new lid gasket and 1 hose connector and Im ready to go.
The pot leaked. I expected it to. It needs a new lid gasket. I inverted the gasket to the 'fresh' side and tightened the lid harder. It held. Im getting some new gasket tomorow.
So how do I tighten a pot lid tightly with my mold/resin inside without moving the pot so my casting isnt splashed on the insides of the pot? How do I hold onto it?
It isnt the dream set up I wanted. But it works properly and thats all that matters. It will do what I need till I can get a bigger pot. At least I can do proper casting now. Tomorrow I am off to get some new gaskets and a proper hose fitting and will be casting up a storm this weekend. Centaurus will be my first project. I need to make some figures for my chess set to keep the color scheme intact.