Apparently i havent been getting my sieve beads dry enough, the new ones are way drier.
I can get them to absorb water but not get hot. Even beads that have been used once and are clean.
I can get them dry in the microwave which tells me they are ok, its my drying.
Apparently they dont dry as easily as powders since they love water so much.
Ive been putting them in the regular oven at 250 in a deep pot for about 6 or 7 hours, then in the vac oven for at least an hour.
Very possible issue is that i have recently acquired a bullseye vac gauge and it shows that im hitting about 800 micron for vac with a crappy harbor freight 3cfm 2 stage pump. Ill try to get those numbers lower with a pump flush and maybe a better vac pump.
I just did mine at 300f, full vac for 24 hours. I forgot to weigh before and after. But my shatter has been coming out even more stable which I’ve always noticed is an indicator. If my oil won’t become stable that means it’s time for me to empty my solvent tank, clean out any water that made its way in, and regenerate my sieve and I’ll have the same sappy material come out like glass after cleaning.