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    Talking Taig Drainage/Coolant System-Enclosure Build~ Pictures~Video~!

    Ok, So some of you may remember my drainage system for my Taig Milling Machine. Well, I am a perfectionist and I hated the way the machine looked and I hated the fact that it was going to be very difficult to then build an enclosure around the whole Pan.

    I went to Lowes last night with $10 off for a 25.00 purchase: Did some shopping-Got a Mortar Tub, Hosing and some other stuff. I was so sick of that old system, I had to do something. I got home around 11:30Pm and from then on, I spent hours working in there till 2:15 am.

    Here is my Old Yucky system


    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


    My new System: My Drainage needs a little work as far as sealing, I sealed it up but there was a major leak and don't really know why, but i'll have to add more caulking. Other then that, it does drain and the power of the pump is just where I want it!













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    I'm going to pu the video up in a few minutes It's not done yet, I still have too make room for my Steppers for the CNC and everything else, but it's a great start and looks awesome!

    -Speed




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    I have found the leak! Last night, or this morning...When I was working on my machine, I had to relocate the machine more towards the center of the bench. Doing so, I had to drill more hole underneath the bench to run the bolts to from table-top to the mill. I accidentally drilled the wrong hole yesterday (Knowing I did after)...But did not know I penetrated the Tub. Well when I did my test, water came gushing out of from underneath the table-top, I had no idea why until 20 minutes ago. All the way underneath the Mill, there was 1/4 inch hole cut and not sealed! Water ran into the hole and just poured, I cleaned the area and filled it with the caulk I was using. Should be good, I'll give a day too dry! Very happy that I finished that, because the water drained just as planned into my tank!



    Not taking any chances lol!

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    Good stuff! Thanks for posting.

    Is it tough to turn the y-axis with the tub wall in the way?

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    Tikka, Just bit...But doesn't matter because the entire machine is going to be CNC'd within a week or so. So...Yea But I can still get my hands in there.

    I love the looks, I'm all about looks and how things fit together, the mill and this, fit together just right

    I'll be starting my enclosure soon but will just build around this. Plus I have about 6 inches on the right to have my pump and tools ! So happy!


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    Glad to hear you're going CNC. Have you got your controller package together yet?

    How the hell are you going to fit a servo/stepper & coupler on the Y axis??

    Tormach PCNC 1100, SprutCAM, Alibre CAD


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    Default Taig on a rock in a pan

    Hi
    My setup that took a while to find all the items but worth the hassle.
    thanks
    frank

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    It's tough to tell from the vid but it looks like your just using plain water in your system. I would highly recommend that you don't do this. The taig's fasteners and ground steel components will corrode rather quickly if not dried off thoroughly after each use which will become very tedious. I use Cool Mist 77 in my flood cooling setup, so far with outstanding results, great bang for the buck



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    Tikka I'm going to make slots (cut outs) and then reshape a box around them, otherwise they wouldn't fit.

    Frank-Thanks for sharing

    Anokiernan- No No No, I just used plain water too test the system and drain, I wiped it all down after, I would never just use water I'm going to get some coolant, Duh

    P.S. Very impressed on how the pressure it pumps, not only will it cool but it will clear chips (I hope


    -Speed



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    I have a few ideas on the extensions outside of the Tub that will cover the Steppers but not completely figured out on exactly what I want to use: PVc pipe or something else We'll see!

    Here is a Picture of the Manifold I designed and Machined with my Taig that is now the Manifold for the Coolant dispenser on the Headstock.






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    Big Improvement Jason, I knew you could come up with something better than your first incarnation. Thats usin the 'ole noggin!!!!



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    Thank you very much. Honestly though, I can't stand when things are NOT symmetrical or proportioned too each other. It was just so ugly! I'm still so amazed on how well it looks I <3 it. Plus it works, thats always good

    -Speed




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