Bathmate and Penomet - The Vacu-vin modification clarification

arkailija

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At least I hope the title of this thread can be carried with the few pictures I'm posting.

View attachment 32739 It's just an O-ring cockring between the Bathmate and the Vacu-vin. It can take a moment to get it working, but it works.
View attachment 32736 Material removed inside the Vacu-vin cork so it'll slip on the Penomet easily.
View attachment 32740 Just shows the ring close to the Bathmate valve.
View attachment 32737 Weird closeup somewhat showing how the cork fits on Penomet. (Like a glove!)
View attachment 32738 The cork top attached to the Penomet, ready for action!

For Penomet, you remove the top lid of the cork and bore the excess material away. When you've done this, lightly squeezing the cork and attaching it is very easy!
When the cork is on, you're still able to release the pressure easily. In certain way I think it gives a slight more control over the amount you'll release, as in if you want to vary the vacuum .

For the Bathmate, this is one of the easiest ways to get the job done; a cheap donut style cockring . As long as there's some width to it and it's not too thin, it'll do the job. In my experience, this O-ring type solution is the quickest and easiest; and give your imagination room, you'll find you can substitute the ring with other methods.
Of course you can opt for removing the whole valve assembly, but I have the Extreme model for the moment and I like to keep it stock. (Of course the stickers is coming of though, but's that given, just wear and tear.)

I think I paid less than 5 USD for three of those green rings pictured. (Actually glow in the dark cockrings.)

The same O-ring type solution does work with the Penomet as well!

I hope this gives some clarification to the whole business about Vacu-Vin modding.

"Yet another way", just using the cork top!
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I was just playing around and noticed that this way works as well. As the round hole on the cork sits quite well on the pip, it's not very difficult to get the pumping going.
Just be sure the pip is on the middle! Going really hardcore I noticed that the top wanted to get inside the pumping tool, but overall it worked well.
 

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"Yet another way", just using the cork top!
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I'm so confused by this! What is that plastic cap looking thing on the top of the bathmate and why is your cork stopper all flattened out like that?

I think I'm just gonna try the donut cockring method and if that doesn't work I'll get the tlc skin cone because I've seen a video clearly demonstrating how that works.
 

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That plastic cap looking thing is the top part of a Vacu-vin cork! You can see in the connection picture the cork without the top.
Really easy, sorry if it looks confusing. I really don't see why you'd have to buy a TLC skin cone as you can get by the doughnut ring method or this cork top method.
The doughnut ring is more "universal", the corktop way you can't do with the Penomet as the valve is so different compared to BM.

Oh and thank you DLD for making this a sticky, I am very humbled!
 

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Though I have the Vacu-vin but I have never used it before. I'm just keeping it for future use. This thread is worth the read arkailija.
 

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