â€¢ Customers using solvents such as stabilization resins (MinWaxâ„¢, Gator Venomâ„¢ etc.), alcohol and other polar solvents must use the vacuum pumps in conjunctionÂ with a cold trap for evacuations in excess of 5 minutes.Â (Excludes Cactus Juiceâ„¢)
â€¢ If the consumer is using the pump for prolonged periods of time exceeding 5 minutesÂ we require that a cold trap is used or the pump warranty is void.
â€¢ These stabilization resins have the ability to break down the internal components of the pump that are plastic resulting in a seized motorÂ voiding all warranties.Â
â€¢ When evacuation exceeds 5 minutes these solvents begin to vaporize and then re-condense in the vacuum pump reservoir. Once enough solvent re-condenses in the pump displacing the oil the plastic internal components may begin to warp, melt or seize. The use of a cold trap will condense the vaporsÂ priorÂ to making their way to the vacuum pump preventing pump damage due to excessive use. Furthermore, Minwax Wood Hardenerâ„¢ is not to be used with any vacuum pumps,Â EVER.Â (A seized motor will result within the first use.)