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Assembly of the Tiny Trap

By John V. Milewski August June 2001 PROCEDURE: A.    Vortex chamber sub-assembly Refer to parts list at the end for the list number and description of all parts. 1.    Take the 1 ½” slip coupling (Part 1) and grind down the ridge in the center.

1 ½" slip coupling

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Assembly of the Tiny Trap

Grinding off ridge

Coupling with ridge ground off 2. Take two 1 ½” slip to ½” threaded bushing (Parts 2) and hammer or press into the 1 ½” coupler (Part 1). Before pressing, coat all contact side of Parts 2 and only the lead in surface of Part 1 with PVC solvent cement (Part 3).[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM][14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] .Assembly of the Tiny Trap 1 ½" Slip to ½" threaded bushing Vortex chamber parts http://www.

Assembly of the Tiny Trap Ready to put solvent on fitting Assembled vortex chamber After assembly. you cannot use the center of the coupling as the place to drill.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] .subtleenergies. the length of the coupling (Part 1) is shorter then the two lengths of the slip bushings (Parts 2).com/ormus/tw/traps/ttplans.    Drilling of side port hole porthole in vortex chamber sub-assembly. reach inside with tissue on small finger and wipe off any excess cement that might have squeezed out at the contact joint between the two bushings. Filing corners of fitting Magnet around trap body B. 3.    File the eight corner edges on Part 2 on one side of the vortex chamber assembly to allow the magnet (Part 12) to fit over it on to the assembly. in some cases.    Carefully measure the position where you calculate the contact center will be for the two slip bushing inside of the coupling and mark this on the outside to locate the drilling position for the input nozzle. (Photo 11) http://www. 1. Since.

Insert a 1/8 inch drill bit (Tool 1) in the electric drill (Tool 2) and position it perpendicular to the side and parallel to the top to the location just marked. while the drill is still running. 4. This is the size hole needed to receive the nose of the sweeper nozzle to be inserted later. draw a line down to the drilling position marked earlier. Note! it is difficult to get the drill bit started by coming in at such a side angle so start the drilling perpendicular to the surface for the first 1/16 of an inch and then reposition. clean the hole by hand with the drill bit to remove any residual edges or burrs. Drilling input hole Drilling input hole (from above) 3.    After drilling through to the center.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] .    Mount the vortex chamber assembly in a vice or fixture to hold it in a vertical position. In this vertical position measure in 5/16 of an inch from the straight surfaces of one of the octagonal faces of the Part 2 and draw a cord line from one edge to the other. to the correct position as shown in the pictures. of the Tiny Trap 2. From one outside edge of this line.    Next bore out or enlarge the hole just made for about 1/8 of an inch using a ¼ inch drill bit (Tool 3). Be careful as the drill bit may want to go in all the way so hold it back to only 1/8 inch countersink.subtleenergies. This is where you start drilling in to form the input hole for the injector nozzle.

Use the position of the drill in the wooden frame to keep the position of the hole saw steady when cutting the threaded coupler.    Start the drilling with the ¼ inch drill bit as close as possible to the contact position of the pipe nipple and the treaded Hole saw in drill 3.    Take two of Parts 4(1/2”X4” PVC threaded nipple) and thread into Part 5 (1/2” female to female threaded coupling).    Cutting and assembly of input port for injection nozzle. 1.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] .subtleenergies.Assembly of the Tiny Trap Input hole showing countersink for sweeper nozzle C. The pilot bit should be long enough to extend at least 2 inches beyond the end of the hole saw.    Put the 2 ¼ inch hole saw (Tool 4) with a ¼ inch pilot bit inside into the electric drill. Ready to cut input coupling 2. Lay this assembly on a board and hold it in place with nails. http://www.

Assembly of the Tiny Trap Looking straight down on threaded input coupler Ready to cut threaded input coupler Half way through the threaded input coupler 4. http://www.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] . When sanding use the outside of the slip coupling (vortex chamber assembly) as a guide for the sandpaper to obtain the correct curve on the matching surface to be    Once you start drilling and sawing continue as smoothly and as uniformly as possible to prevent gouging and formation of ridges in the cut bushing so less sanding will be required when finished.

htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] .Assembly of the Tiny Trap Rough inlet port after hole sawing Sanding inlet port against vortex chamber assembly

com/ormus/tw/traps/ttplans. place the vortex chamber assembly (Parts 1 and 2)  in a vise to position it for bonding.Assembly of the Tiny Trap Inlet port after sanding Side view of inlet port after sanding 5.    After sanding the surface of Part 5 smooth.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] . Wait a few seconds to allow the cement to soften and bond to the plastic parts and then position the curve cut threaded coupler centered over the hole just drilled in the vortex chamber assembly and hold it in place with tape as shown below: http://www.    Apply a generous supply of the PVC solvent cement (Part 3) to both contacting surfaces.subtleenergies. 6.

Applying extra solvent cement to fill gaps D.subtleenergies.Assembly of the Tiny Trap Inlet port being solvent welded to vortex chamber assembly 7.    Addition of nozzle into input port. 1.    Take the plastic sweeper nozzle (Part 6) and place it in a vice and cut off the nose portion.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] .com/ormus/tw/traps/ttplans.    Apply extra solvent cement to any gaps in the contact area and/or wipe off any large excess. http://www.

http://www.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] .com/ormus/tw/traps/ttplans.Assembly of the Tiny Trap Plastic sweeper nozzle Cutting off nose of plastic sweeper nozzle 2.subtleenergies. Sand off the rough edges and taper the input edge with a razor knife to permit a smoother in flow of the water.

  http://www. Cover the threads on the ½" male threaded pipe to female hose connector (Part 7) with Teflon tape and screw it into place. When the assembly is complete look down the attachment just made through the nozzle to see that the hole is still clear. Remove any excess cement if necessary.subtleenergies. 4.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] . ½" male threaded pipe to female hose connector Completed vortex chamber and inlet port assembly 5. Glue the nozzle into the hole prepared in the vortex chamber of the Tiny Trap Tapering input edge of plastic sweeper nozzle 3.

Assembly of the Tiny Trap Look into inlet port to be sure the hole is clear of solvent cement E.subtleenergies.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] . copper or steel. Next get the 1/2” X 4” PVC pipe (Part 4) and ream out one end with a razor knife to about 1/8” to eliminate the sharp edge and make the end like a small funnel.    Cut two pieces of the 3/8" braided poly rope (Part 8) 12 inches long. Bend the poly rope and squeeze it so it can be pulled through the pipe into the threaded coupler. Now take the two pieces of braided poly rope and bend them in half. At this bend put the wire through the loop and twist the wire to hold the rope together. Obtain a piece of wire (Part 9) twelve inches long. 1.    Addition of m-state exit port and main water outlet. Next push the wire through the 4 inch pipe nipple and on through the threaded coupler.   http://www.    Screw this end into a threaded coupler (Part 5) and put this assembly into a vice or holding fixture. what ever. Ready to pull poly rope through the 4" pipe nipple

com/ormus/tw/traps/ttplans. pull the poly rope through the pipe just enough to have the loop of the poly rope projecting about ¼ of an inch beyond the end of the pipe.subtleenergies. Grab the tail end of the poly rope and pull it back till the loop is flush with the end of the pipe.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] .Assembly of the Tiny Trap Pulling the braided poly rope through the pipe nipple and coupler Braided poly rope is far enough in 3. Cut the wire on one end as close as possible to the poly loop and pull the wire out.    Using pliers. Ready to remove the pull wire from the poly rope loop Now take the pipe out of the vice and take off the threaded coupler to expose the poly rope coming through the pipe. http://www.

com/ormus/tw/traps/ttplans. Put the threaded coupler back on the pipe nipple opposite the end with the folded end of the poly rope.    Take the 1/2 "threaded nylon to ¼ tubing barb (Part 10) and ream or carve out the inside on the ½ " threaded end as shown below.subtleenergies. The rough end of the poly rope is now cut off flush.Assembly of the Tiny Trap Using the vise to pull the poly rope back till it is flush 4.    Examine the end of the poly rope that is still projecting out of the end of the pipe. 5. These ways are illustrated below. At this point there are several ways you can finish the top end of the m-state exit port depending on the availability of various fittings at your hardware store.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] . http://www. Different ways of finishing off the top end of the m-state exit port For the purposes of this document we will describe the method illustrated in the center above.

com/ormus/tw/traps/ttplans. Vortex chamber assembly with m-state outlet to the left and waste water outlet to the right F. This is the waster water outlet. Next take the ½" male to 5/8" hose barb (Part 11) and screw this in to the other end of the vortex assembly. as shown below.    The magnetic assembly consists of four parts. http://www. 1. Now screw this outlet assembly into the vortex assembly.Assembly of the Tiny Trap Nylon tubing barb adapter showing tapered inside cut Then screw this into the open end of part 5 that is attached to the 4" nipple with the poly braid inside. 2. Both outlets are shown below.    Magnet structure assembly. on the end opposite that which will hold the magnet structure assembly.subtleenergies.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] . Two ring magnets (Part 12). one 1" floor flange (Part 13) and one 1" X 2" galvanized pipe nipple (Part 14 ).    Assemble the pipe nipple into the floor flange.

htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] . Draw a 3 1/4" radius circle. Vortex chamber assembly with first of the two magnets on it G. Three end caps for ½" PVC pipe (Part 16) and three 1"X1/4"-20 stainless bolts and nuts (Part 17) and three pieces of ½: PVC pipe cut to 7" length (Part 18). http://www. Then add the floor flange assembly.Assembly of the Tiny Trap Pipe nipple screwed into floor flange    The leg assembly consists of ten parts. 2. The first spot is at top center and the other two at 5 ½" distance from the point where it intersects the circle.    Now slip the magnets over the end of the vortex assembly that it fits on. This will locate the center.subtleenergies. One 8" X 8" X ¼" acrylic sheet (Part 15). Mark off three equally spaced spots on this circle in order to locate the position for the legs.    Leg assembly 1.    Take the acrylic sheet (Part 15) and draw a line from corner to corner.

    Drill a ¼ "hole at each of these marked    Drill a ¼ " hole in the ends of each cap. This is the leg stand for the vortex assembly.    Put the screws in from the bottom of the plastic sheet and place the end caps on the screws. Leg parts with holes in end caps 6.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] . http://www.    Next put the PVC pipes into the caps and press down firmly. 7. 4. Next drill a hole in the center with the hole saw (Tool 4) used earlier. 5.subtleenergies. Screw on the nut and tighten fully.    Next take the three end caps and sand the ends to form a flat on the end.Assembly of the Tiny Trap Hole locations laid out on acrylic sheet 3.

    Put the vortex assembly with magnets and flange in place in the leg assembly.    Options 1. The unit is now complete.subtleenergies. Completed Tiny Trap  H.Assembly of the Tiny Trap Completed leg assembly 8.    A plastic quick disconnect (Part 20) for the input nozzle.    Now add the 18 inch length of ¼" clear plastic tubing (Part 19). 9.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] .

Culligan or equivalent) is preferred if city water is chlorinated or if your water source contains sediment.   2.   8.Assembly of the Tiny Trap Quick disconnect coupler 2. 2 1/4” hole saw 5. 12.7" pieces of ½" PVC pipe 1/8" clear plastic tubing 18" long Plastic hose quick disconnect Estimated cost of all parts with magnets: $40 to $45 Part #    1.75 thick) 1" Floor flange (US made for smooth bottom surface) 1" X 2" galvanized pipe nipple 8" X 8" X 1/4" clear acrylic sheet Three ½" slip PVC end caps 3 .   The magnets can be obtained from Master Magnetic Inc. 14. Razor knife.htm[14/01/2010 8:37:06 AM] . 16.   3. Each Plus S&H  http://www. 20. 11.   9.1" ¼ -20 stainless bolts with nuts (stainless preferred) 3 . 13. 122 Type CR 525CN @$11. PARTS LIST FOR TINY TRAP:   Part description 1 ½" Slip coupling 1 ½" Slip to ½" threaded bushing PVC Cement ½" X 4" PVC nipple ½" female-to-female threaded coupler Plastic sweeper nozzle ½" male threaded pipe to female hose connector ½" braided poly rope 12 inch long wire ½" threaded Nylon to ¼" tubing barb ½" male pipe to 5/8" hose barb Ring magnet (2. 1/8” inch drill bit 2.    A water filter (Omni.   6. Castle Rock. 10. TOOL LIST 1. Colorado  80104 888-293-9399 Ext.subtleenergies. Electric drill 3.25” ID X 5.   4. 19.   7.   5. 607 South Gilbert St. 15. 18. ¼ inch drill bit 4. 17.375” OD X