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Old 01-27-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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I am new to this forum and have acquired some equipment over the years. I have a Clemco 150 (3 cu.ft.) sand pot, and IR Compressor G85. 85 CFM. It has to two 3/4" outlet air connections.
Bulllard positive air helmet. I am looking to complete my setup so I can begin blasting.

The sand pot has 1-1/4" pipe. I have the deadman valve and twinline. I need to get a hose and nozzle. I am also looking for a air supply, like Bullard's free air,

Can anybody tell me what size hose and and nozzle tips I need?
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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Your gonna need 1/4 inch nozzle and 3/4 inch line your setup might be good for small metal parts and signs but not larger projects because the 85 cfm unit will limit your blast pattern.

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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You are going to out grow that fast. Start looking around for at least a 185 to 210 cfm so you can bump up to a 5 or 6 nozzle as you get busy. Go with a nova 2000 helmet from jadcousa.com
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:11 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information on the 3/4" blasting hose line and 1/4" nozzel. Since I have a sandpot with 1-1/4" is it ok to just use a carbon steel pipe reducer/nipple to get to 3/4" for my blast hose?

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Sure it will be fine.
You might even be able to use next size up nozzle, it could give you a larger patten.
I used a 115 cfm compressor one year made 50k with it.
Also just rent a 185 or larger when you get a job that needs it, I still do that.
We recently finished a 15k sq ft structural steel job with a rented 205 cfm.
Had a 400 cfm for one day on the job it did no better,it used to much fuel and abrasive.Same pots and nozzles. So you don't need to go large to get started.
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Thanks for the encouragement Wes. I was beginning to wonder if I was wasting my time. I plan to start small doing odd jobs for fellow car restorers, like rear axles, frames. I will leave the car bodies to those that know what they are doing. I also have some steel work that needs to be cleaned up for a metal building.
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That's it start small and rent what you need, any job worthwhile can have enuff profit for some rental equipment.
Many have invested big time only to find that this business is not for them.
Good idea to stick with small parts, do them and when you are comfortable with the results rent a larger compressor for the steel work.
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Sure it will be fine.
You might even be able to use next size up nozzle, it could give you a larger patten.
I used a 115 cfm compressor one year made 50k with it.
Also just rent a 185 or larger when you get a job that needs it, I still do that.
We recently finished a 15k sq ft structural steel job with a rented 205 cfm.
Had a 400 cfm for one day on the job it did no better,it used to much fuel and abrasive.Same pots and nozzles. So you don't need to go large to get started.
It would have done better if your equipment is sized to that compressor.
If you only use regular blasting pots they are mostly rated for a no6 nozzle max.
The difference is night and day running a no7 or no8 compared to a no5 or no6 nozzle.
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Good luck with the sandblasting. There is always work if you have a sand blast set up.

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