So when i finished the last post I mentioned that funding had been approved by the "Finance Minister" for improvements and upgrades. This week i started receiving those upgrades. I want to provide acknowledgement of the assistance of advice already provided. Frankie has grown up to a primary 8x10 spool; a 8" to 4" bowl reducer incl. splatter platter. The new 8" domed cap includes two 1.5" sight-glasses (one w/light). Two of the four 1/4" are plugged for later use. There is also a gas seat rated needle valve and -30/0/250 filled gauge. dabarino... I heard you. My plan for the new and improved Frankie included far more capacity in the main tank than i will need under "normal" circumstances. I went with the domed features so as to allow for extra vacuum. The only hose i could find was a 10', my thought was go longer, not shorter; based on your suggestion. I was able to find a "Wancle SVC001 Sous Vide Cooker, Thermal Immersion Circulator" on Amazon along with a suitable warm water recovery pot. I am still waiting on my 8" HP clamps to arrive. I will also be upgrading the Filter Stack and the Material Column sometime in the near future. But first comes vacation to Grand Teton/Yellowstone NP for some serious fall color photography opportunities.