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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 07:06 PM

A while ago I started to slowly make an exhaust for my blasting cabinet; it gets dusty in there very fast.

I used the blower from my brothers last demolition car for the actual fan. I cut a big hole into the lid and screwed the blower to the lid.

A couple weeks ago I got some PVC parts, the other day I cut and painted them.

Today, I got back to it some and made the frame that will hold the bucket up.
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There is not much left, I have to attach one more pipe, then paint the bucket and that pipe.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 07:09 PM

Looks pretty nice Ryan.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Good Job!

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 07:16 PM

Hey it always comes down to whatever works. You did a great job and if it saves you from not being able to breath then i'd say job well done!!

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Very nice idea Ryan! I know what you mean about dusty, as I've been using my cabinet alot, so everything in my shop is coated. :bigrofl: Not to mention it gets so dusty in the cabenet you can barley see what your blasting! :(

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 08:54 PM

Thanks everybody!

Matt, at first I had a hose going outside from the vent, but everything got dusty because the hose was short. After that, I just closed off the vents. Lol!

I could not help it, I went out and did a little more. I got the pipe fitted to the side of the bucket. I cut the side off of one end of the pipe, then cut an odd shaped hole in the bucket.
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The pipe is a little wider then the hole, and it slides into two little slots I made.
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Now I just need to paint, and seal all of the seams up!
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Posted October 27, 2012 - 09:25 PM

Ummm! A shop vac maybe? I have older sears vac that takes a pretty big pleated filter. It's a 16 gal size. It DOES clog up pretty quick, but you take filter out and tap it on ground in drive or yard and it comes pretty clean. When my gloves pull themselves back in cabinet when I turn it on, I know it has suction! They make real big units for cabinets, using small barrels and big loose sack that doesn't load up as fast, but quite expensive. Think it has same issues with clogging and such, just takes longer.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 02:21 AM

Very nice idea Ryan! I know what you mean about dusty, as I've been using my cabinet alot, so everything in my shop is coated. :bigrofl: Not to mention it gets so dusty in the cabenet you can barley see what your blasting! :(

Matt

Oh.... didn't you know your supposed to get in the cabinet with the parts while you blast them :bigrofl:

*Disclaimed: This is only a joke and you should never get into a blast cabinet while sandblasting parts :hitting_self_roller: :D
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Posted October 28, 2012 - 02:23 AM

Looking good Ryan! :thumbs:

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 04:27 AM

That's coming along very nicely,Ryan. :thumbs:

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 04:30 AM

That's looking really good Ryan! I'm intrigued by your design and can't wait to see how it finishes out.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:04 AM

Nice start to a cyclone set up.. If the vac port was higher then the port coming into the first canister (your pail) you would get less grit in your fan.

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 10:59 AM

I got back to it, I painted the bucket and sealed up everything except where the PVC goes into the bucket.
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For use, a 20ft dryer vent hose clamped onto a piece of PVC that is put onto the part sticking off the side of the bucket.
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For power, I have two wires coming from the blower, through a drilled hole in the stand and then attached to their own bolt.
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On the other side the bolts each have two nuts, and a colored washer (I think the colored washer is pretty self-explanatory). A 10 amp battery charger is then hooked to the bolts and powers the blower.
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Edited by Ryan313, November 21, 2012 - 11:00 AM.


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Posted November 21, 2012 - 12:20 PM

Looks Great Ryan, the only thing I see is that the flex pipe creates a lot of restriction. Every foot of 1' flex is equal to 4' of straight pipe. so that 20' run is 80' of restriction

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 01:22 PM

Nice job Ryan. I missed this one, but enjoyed reading it.




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