Harbor Freight Soda Blastersoda blaster
Posted October 22, 2012 - 06:24 PM
If I can't fab a siphon tube it is going to have to go back.
Posted October 22, 2012 - 08:48 PM
I'm trying to get some snowblower augers blasted, primed and painted before the snow flies. I wasted 2 hrs this afternoon putting this thing together and filling the canister. I've returned it and will build the one in your link tomorrow after work.
I need to be done blasting and washing the snowblower tomorrow night so I can prime the following night.
Thank you for the link!
Oh, and I retired in '06 after 26 great years! When did you retire?
Edited by TerryD, October 22, 2012 - 08:51 PM.
Posted October 22, 2012 - 09:32 PM
Posted October 22, 2012 - 10:24 PM
Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:05 AM
Congratulations. I'm on my second career now. Looking forward to retiring from it and spending the day in the garage with a cup of coffee and something rusty, greasy, and not working....at the time.
That's basically how my day's are spent. Before you know it you will be able to do the same thing. It seems like just yesterday I retired from the Navy.
Since you are blasting such a large piece, you may want to make your reservoir where you can attach your feed hose to the bottom so you have a consent feed. I use a coffee can and just stick the hose in it but you have to move the pick up tube around alot to get the consent feed. Having to move the pick up tube around doing a small item like a carburetor is a pain so I can imagine what a large item would be like. I plan to build a blast cabinet soon that will have a floor that slopes to the middle where a funnel will be connected to the pick up tube to provide a constant feed. Good Luck with you blasting, hope you get it all done in time.
- TerryD said thank you
Posted October 23, 2012 - 04:34 PM
- MH81 said thank you
Posted October 25, 2012 - 08:05 AM
I eventually gave up and called another HF store in our area and had them open one of their 15# soda blasters to check for parts. Found one with everything there and picked it up after work to finish the job. I used HF's Armex Maintenance XL sand (thought it was suppose to be baking soda) for the blasting. Worked perfectly and quickly to get rid of the surface rust.
I would recommend this now that I have a complete one. I can see me using this a lot to derust tools and small projects.
- HDWildBill said thank you