Playing with vacuum sealer.

  • Playing with vacuum sealer.

    Posted by MartHale7 on April 30, 2023 at 10:40 pm

    Because i want to hook up my AC Vacuum pump to seal jars I was asking myself How do I get an idea of how much pull my food savors had…..

    So…. after getting an idea from Heidi’s video of cutting the attachment hose in half than using the next size up hose to use a a joiner, I was able to take my brake pump and attach it up to use it’s vacuum gauge to monitor what each of my two machines could do.

    After a few tests I discovered that one of my two large mouth attachments would only allow suction to 22 on the gauge, while the other attachment went up to 25 + a much stronger vacuum.

    I also discovered that the machine I was not using had far greater suction than the machine I am using, so looks like I will be putting on as backup.

    MartHale7 replied 9 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • MartHale7

    April 30, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    I just ran a test run with my AC vacuum pump. Takes 5 seconds to reach the max pressure I have seen with the food saver vacuum sealer. I tested the seal and it takes the same amount of force to remove the lid so if I have multiple jars this will be way faster than the food saver, and less complicated.

  • AiNt-RiTe-Acres

    May 1, 2023 at 11:55 am

    I’m going to have to try this now simply because I’m curious about our own food saver. 🤔

    • MartHale7

      May 1, 2023 at 1:11 pm

      Of the times I tried to pull a vacuum with flour in the jar, I imagine there is a location inside that is clogged up. I will have to look to see if there is a way to clean the inside of the food saver……

      I will be using a cloth or paper to block the flow our flour out of the jar from now on. the gauge sure helps to know if you are hitting target vacuum.

  • MiniFarmFresh

    August 8, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Can anyone recommend a hand-held jar vacuum sealer to have a backup. I’m in search of one but I feel too many of them are not reliable.


    • HeidiRainCountry

      Community Leader
      August 15, 2023 at 4:17 pm

      I hear you on that. I did buy the foodsaver handheld only to try it for the sake of sharing my thoughts but I still prefer using a hand operated brake bleeder pump over all methods, electric or otherwise.

    • MartHale7

      August 15, 2023 at 8:30 pm

      My solution was to buy up cheap food savers at garage sales, and thrift stores. I am not up to 3 of them and I have the brake device as backup. I don’t trust the small hand held ones they have not past the test of time for me.

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