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Old 05-02-2015, 08:01 PM   #21
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Salty,

I noticed you said it is on the water. I don't know about your area, but here if you are shooting over the water you need a permit. I passed up a job cleaning up a handrail over the water. The general contractor refused to get a permit or allow me to get one. EPA will fine you big time. On Holmes Harbor, the fine would have been about $10,000.

Be sure you check it out and do not trust the customer. They tend to bend the truth when it will save them money.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:42 PM   #22
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Looking at all my options I think the only way to do this job is renting a vacuum blaster . What I have seen and read looks like they are slow but no mess and can recycle garnet . Any thoughts painter ?
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How about removing the handrails, taking them to a shop, blast, paint, and reinstall? Vacuum blasting will be slow, and if you do not have the CFM's, will not work.
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You think I would need more than 210 CFM ? Removing them cannot be done I was told
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Vacuum blasting is going to require about double the CFM. This is due to you need the air for driving the abrasive blaster and the vacuum for the system. Your having to pull as much air or more than what your blasting with so to have a negative chamber for vacuum blasting. I would look at having them removed. Might cost more, but probably actually cheaper in the long run.
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But, I also haven't seen the job site either.

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