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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo Skipper View Post
    Yup! $375 trade in certificate seems to be ringing bells from my old pitch. I am trying to imagine how you acutally used the Rainbow to fill your baffles...

    I saw in another thread where you put some netting in the suction tube, suck up the down (the netting keeps it from going into the vac). Then you power off the vac, disconnect your tube, and blow/push the down into your quilt. Repeat for each baffle section.

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    Yes, Lonely Raven that's how it was done. There is a thread about it somewhere. You can use a scale to weigh the tube and then weigh it again with the tube full of down. The tube I was using took me 4 times to fill one baffle with approximately 1.25 oz. of down.

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    for the best idea ever on filling down quilts see this post on BPL about the educter!

    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...hread_id=33573

    I haven't done it myself yet but i trust Lance very much and this looks a lot better than trying to blow 16grams out of a shop vac tube, that always makes me feel like i'm gonna poop my pants.

    -Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshLaw303 View Post
    for the best idea ever on filling down quilts see this post on BPL about the educter!

    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...hread_id=33573

    I haven't done it myself yet but i trust Lance very much and this looks a lot better than trying to blow 16grams out of a shop vac tube, that always makes me feel like i'm gonna poop my pants.

    -Tim
    Figures...I thought I came up with something new...

    I had that same idea. It works on the same principal as an airbrush. It would work great if you know how much material you're blasting in. Like when you're sent the down in 1oz tubes.

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    Great quilt Clumseybear! Looks really warm.


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    you can use the educter with the down on the scale so you can watch how much is going in that way (do the math first so you know when you get close, taking down out not so fun)

    -Tim

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    My down room is impossible to keep clean. If it isn't the transfer method its how i take 16oz and put 1/2 in my container, makes a big mess.

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    The educter is a fantastic idea that "deserves" its own thread, so I've started a new thread for it.


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    Wow, I wish I had seen that. I did the research for the vacuum method awhile back and just didn't stop and look again. The eductor looks like it causes less mess. I will try that when I do an uq. I recently acquired two HH that were used at the Boy Scout Jamboree so I will be making some kind of uq for them and I still haven't made one for my Clark, I'm still using an army poncho liner for it.

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    Thanks for all the kind comments.

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