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Message ID: 699     Entry time: Fri Oct 7 14:07:26 2011
Author: Frank 
Type: HowTo 
Category: Vacuum 
Subject: small baking chamber 

i've build a small baking chamber which we can use for small parts like posts, sensor and heater assemblies, wires, screws etc. It's a short (10" long) 6" CF reducer Tee with two heaters and a k-type thermocouple on it. We still don't have a RGA, but if we clean all parts carefully (made of materials we know that they are not a problem in general) and vacuum bake them for a few days we reduce the risk of contaminating our cavities by a lot. Current wait time for parts submitted for baking is ~2month. Would be great to find a slightly larger chamber to fit the larger parts in there as well (i don't want to use the (now) spare refcav chamber).

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