Vacuum Chambers – Top Mounted or Side Mounted?
So Vacuum Chambers come in 2 major types or styles defined by where the fittings are mounted. Some have the fittings mounted into the lid, while some have the fittings mounted to the side.
But which Style is best?
I believe that the top mounted is best, followed by the high side mounted, with the traditional side mounted fittings coming in last.
But, no matter which you choose, they will all do the job of making a safe silicone sex toy (aka dildo)!
With a “top mounted” vacuum chamber, the fittings, gauge, and valves are all connected through the lid. Some folks like this, some don’t – I think it’s the better option, personally.
On a “side mounted” vacuum chamber, the fittings, gauge, and valves are all set into the side of the chamber. Some folks like this set up, but I don’t. In this configuration, the are going to be closer to your silicone which has it’s risks.
There is a newer version of the “side-mounted” vacuum chamber where the fitting are mounted high on the vacuum chamber. It’s kind of middle-ground between the side-mounted and top-mounted vacuum chambers.
While I haven’t had a chance to work with one of the high side-mounted chambers, I can see it being a good alternative. Things that I like about it:
Here is a link to the diverter that you can print and attach to your fittings – LINK
I generally prefer the top-mounted vacuum chambers. They are just easier to work with in my studio. The side-mounted vacuum chambers with the fittings high on the side are interesting and will probably be my next purchase to test out.
Either way, print the diverter that mentioned above to reduce the risk of splattering your silicone all over your chamber or knocking over your cups and spilling the silicone.
Hopefully that helps you understand the differences between the 2 types of vacuum chambers!
Of course, if you have questions, hit me up on the live stream on Sundays at 7pm Central Time in the US on YouTube!
Until next time…