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Vacuum Storage System -VSS

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The VSS is like a twin turbo for your VF-1!

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The new Vacuum Storage System or VSS is a DIY kit that you assemble.  We have done all the engineering, machining, and plumbing to come up with a fantastic kit that can be assembled in about two hours and mounted underneath your ThermaPress VF-1.  Just follow along with the video located in the members section.  The most difficult (actually rather easy) part is gluing the PVC fittings together.  The kit contains everything you need except for PVC glue.  Thread tape is also required but you should still have the roll of tape we sent you with your VF-1.  All you need to assemble is a couple of adjustable or crescent wrenches and a #2 square driver.

The VSS is like a twin turbo for your VF-1.  It includes twin vacuum storage tubes, a full 1″ brass ball valve, a vacuum check valve, an additional vacuum gauge, and all the necessary fittings and adapters to assemble.  With the VSS, your VF-1 will go from 0″ of vacuum to a full 29.5″ of vacuum faster than you can blink. This instant momentum sucks the kydex down further and deeper over just using a vacuum pump alone.  The included check valve is designed for vacuum and eliminates the back flow into your vacuum pump, thus eliminating you having to manually turn a pump valve.  This leaves that hand freed up to open the massive 1″ brass ball valve for the ultimate vacuum rush! The included check valve is not a PVC water check either, not glued into place, and properly sized for this system.  So if the valve ever fails, it is easily replaced without having to tear everything up.

The VSS helps to make up for using a slower CFM vacuum pump if you are using something smaller than 8CFM.  So it is good choice for those folks wanting to upgrade their vacuum draw speed without having to buy a new pump.  We still however, recommend using this with a minimum of a 3CFM pump.

The included vacuum gauge works in conjunction with your existing vacuum gauge on the VF-1.  This gives you two operational gauges.  One gauge tells you the amount of vacuum in the twin tanks, while the other gauge tells you the vacuum inside the chamber of the VF-1.

In addition, the VSS adds additional accessory ports so you can add whatever your heart desires such as connecting to a second VF-1, another vacuum pump, or vacuum filter.  We also recommend a foot pedal switch when running the VF-1 with the VSS.

****This item is not compatible with other brands of vacuum formers or home made vacuum formers. You must be a VF-1 Owner or purchasing this item with a VF-1 in order to purchase.  If you are not, your order will be automatically cancelled and you will be charged a $20 processing fee to be deducted from your refund.****

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Weight 12.75 lbs
Dimensions 24 x 16 x 4 in

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  1. Greg Carter

    5 out of 5 Exceptional Quality

    I have been very impressed with the quality and the detail of the product. I have not gotten to use it yet as I am waiting for other materials to get here and putting it together. Stuart has been way more than helpful with any question I may have. Super impressed with this company.

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Product Video

The VSS includes:

  • Twin storage tubes using solid core PVC
  • Full 1" brass ball valve
  • Vacuum check valve
  • Additional vacuum gauge
  • All necessary parts and fittings


What is not included?

The ThermaPress VF-1 is not included (sold separately)

We do not include the necessary PVC cement or PVC cleaner due to shipping rules.  It would be cheaper to purchase it locally.  We recommend buying FRESH PVC glue and cleaner from a local home center.  Always pull from the back.  DO NOT attempt this project with a can of PVC glue that you have had around the house!  See the assembly details for preparation details.  We also do not include the teflon tape since we sent you a whole role with your VF-1 and should have plenty left over.

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