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Old 11-15-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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Crushed Glass Consumption


Getting started on using crushed glass . We have been shooting only soda and walnut shells . What I have been reading is that I will be using five -six times the glass compared to what I normally shoot with soda ? About 2.5 -5 lbs per sq ft is this about right ? If that's right and with me doing the math it's still cheaper and faster than soda but a ton of media and a ton of clean up . Going to need a dump truck to dispose and haul away . What is anyone's thoughts on this .

I will be using a Empire 350 with a shmit metering valve 1" hose and a #5 nozzle . Thanks
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Old 11-16-2014, 02:26 AM   #2
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Where did you read that?

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Old 11-16-2014, 05:35 AM   #3
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Not sure I'll have to go back and look.
I think it was on one of the websites that was selling media . So maybe they are off on Their numbers ? With my soda pot turned up a blast about 1 lbs per min . Can anyone give me a ball park Figure on glass consumption per minute or per hour ?
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You know that's gonna vary all over the place but I have been able to get close to about half that or a little less most of the time depending on how course a grit. It will most likely work a little faster so the difference may not be so substantial but definitely not truck loads. What have you told the customers about leaving all the rust and darkened metal? I don't see how you can do most projects without an abrasive?
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We mostly do Commercial building brick and stone work.
Getting into the glass after loosing my shirt on a mill job stripping
Paint with soda .
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