Hi all, I am using Biorad plates, casting frame, and casting stand.
I am seeing leaking no matter what I do. I put the 1mm plate down, with ridged side facing up, the short plate on top of it. They are even, their edges meet in every direction, except the top (which is denoted on the larger plate). I then place into the casting frame, make sure the plates are perfectly flat, lock the mechanism by placing flaps outward, and then I insert into the casting stand, and 'secure' into place. This is, I think, the area where I am going wrong.
Now...if you look at the plates from the bottom, you notice that there is, like from the top, a thin area that water can pass into, or pass out of. Why does water not normally leak from this bottom? Is it because the plates are supposed to be perfectly flat against the bottom of the casting stand? It looks to me that they are, but I still get leakage. I have moved the lever at the top of the casting stand to accommodate the top of the plate, and it 'locks' into place. I put quotations around that because the lock seems relatively insecure, I can pull it out easily if I try.
Ok, that's all I can say for now, thanks in advance for any advice/help.