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Forum: Sandblasting 05-06-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By sgt panties
Hey Stoneman88, Since I work alone and away...

Hey Stoneman88,

Since I work alone and away from the aftercooler I almost never get to see those things purge themselves, so the only reason I had some tubing connected to mine was to to catch the...
Forum: Contractor Swap 03-12-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 909
Posted By sgt panties
selling my Clem Cool on eBay

I recently switched to the Clemco "Climate Control Tube" so I won't be needing this anymore. I'm an owner/builder and used it only about 8 hours. Might be good for a backup.
Forum: Sandblasting 07-14-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,460
Posted By sgt panties
(I realize this is an old post but in the...

(I realize this is an old post but in the interests of posterity...)

Heck, haven't any of you guys heard of truck ramps? I'm but a wee man of 150 lbs and I routinely push my 4 cf Clemco pot...
Forum: Sandblasting 07-14-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,622
Posted By sgt panties
Look at zip 28718 on WeatherUnderground.com. My...

Look at zip 28718 on WeatherUnderground.com. My neighbor that works at the Cradle of Forestry told me our area is best described as a temperate rainforest.

Using just whatever IR P185 they have...
Forum: Sandblasting 07-14-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,622
Posted By sgt panties
I'm just going by WeatherUnderground.com. For...

I'm just going by WeatherUnderground.com. For much of the night the humidity holds at 100% but during the day it can dip down to 70%. (You have to tell the website to graph the humidity explicitly...
Forum: Sandblasting 07-14-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,622
Posted By sgt panties
Thursday I put in about 3 hours of compressor...

Thursday I put in about 3 hours of compressor time, probably about 50% with the trigger depressed. This time I kept the water running --probably around 8 gallons per minute. It was 80F and about...
Forum: Sandblasting 07-10-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,239
Posted By sgt panties
You are right in that I can't claim to get a...

You are right in that I can't claim to get a consistent depth of profile, but I am still getting down to white metal and with at least some profile, an SP5/NACE 1 as I understand it. I'm using ZRC...
Forum: Sandblasting 07-10-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,239
Posted By sgt panties
Lightbulb homemade blasting abrasive reclaimer

Hi, this post is for the fraction of you that would like some starting ideas about DIY reclamation of blast abrasive. I totally get the position that for most professionals it is not worth the time....
Forum: Sandblasting 07-03-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,622
Posted By sgt panties
Friday I put in about 1 hour of trigger time. I...

Friday I put in about 1 hour of trigger time. I used the aftercooler in the way I was always going to: Fill it up and forget about it. But this time after I was done I checked the water temp and...
Forum: Sandblasting 07-03-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By sgt panties
I bought to the Clemco CCT (Climate Control...

I bought to the Clemco CCT (Climate Control Tube) --about $185. It goes both cool and hot and anywhere in between. This solved the condensation problem. I'm gonna put the ClemCool up on eBay...
Forum: Sandblasting 06-30-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,622
Posted By sgt panties
Lightbulb homemade aftercooler - update

I made some changes from the initial pictures. New picture attached.

I took out the external flex hose. There was really no need for it because, with the pipe hangers, I have vertical...
Forum: Sandblasting 06-25-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By sgt panties
Dyer, I tried your water test, and what I get...

Dyer, I tried your water test, and what I get that floats to the surface with the Black Diamond brand is a tiny bit of ash, not oil, so I guess not all coal slag is the same. I would definitely try...
Forum: Sandblasting 06-25-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,169
Posted By sgt panties
Thanks. I just bought an IR regulator that can...

Thanks. I just bought an IR regulator that can handle 300 psi on eBay for $60. Good idea, I think putting the reg on my pot would be better than on the aftercooler.
Forum: Sandblasting 06-25-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,169
Posted By sgt panties
Question should I install a pressure regulator?

Sort of a intermediate newbie question:

Very few of the P185 type compressors I rent have a pressure regulator. To purge my pot, Clemco advises that I turn down the pressure to 50psi. Would...
Forum: Sandblasting 06-25-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,834
Posted By sgt panties
The disks were first cut with a plasma cutter and...

The disks were first cut with a plasma cutter and a "compass" for that. But since my plasma cuts are always rough I milled the edge with my Chinese bench mill and a old fashioned rotary table (no...
Forum: Sandblasting 06-24-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,834
Posted By sgt panties
homemade hose reel

Here's a hose reel I made a few weeks ago.

1.25 square 11 gauge tube
#4 rebar scraps for spokes
3/16 plate for the inner wheel and gusset plates
1/2 IMC conduit (similar to rigid conduit) for...
Forum: Sandblasting 06-23-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By sgt panties
I'm only a year into this trade, but generally I...

I'm only a year into this trade, but generally I think the way most are going is to shy away from sand. Free silica dust can (ahem) "foul" up your lungs and you realize it only years down the road,...
Forum: Sandblasting 06-23-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,622
Posted By sgt panties
Seriously, an old salt from the neighborhood said...

Seriously, an old salt from the neighborhood said this area was a favorite with the moonshiners of yore. Once in a while I unearth a part that could have been used in a still.
Forum: Sandblasting 06-23-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,622
Posted By sgt panties
homemade aftercooler - more pictures

Here are a few more pictures of my aftercooler.
Forum: Sandblasting 06-23-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,622
Posted By sgt panties
homemade aftercooler

This is basically a coil of 1.25" sch 40 stainless pipe (bent with a simple Hazard Fraught bender) and submerged in a 55-gallon drum. The sillcock is used for both filling the barrel and draining. ...
Forum: Sandblasting 06-21-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,620
Posted By sgt panties
I'm like you in that I just started sandblasting...

I'm like you in that I just started sandblasting last year. By far the most helpful intro that got me started was the little book published by Clemco "Blast Off 2". You might be able to get one...
Forum: Sandblasting 06-21-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By sgt panties
ClemCool working TOO well

Hi, I bought the Clemco contractor package last year and have been blasting for the first time in earnest this week --using coal slag and a P185 compressor. The main problem I've run into is that...
Forum: Sandblasting 08-22-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,003
Posted By sgt panties
Painter213, you would like this one: I was...

Painter213, you would like this one: I was browsing a coatings newsgroup several years ago, forgot which one, looking for an easy way to remove mill scale from structural steel. Some old salt told...
Forum: Sandblasting 08-22-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,003
Posted By sgt panties
True, if you can keep your specialized knowledge...

True, if you can keep your specialized knowledge secret, you will be more valuable and in-demand. Perhaps this would be a good project when you retire, provided the "Brotherhood of Sandblasters"...
Forum: Sandblasting 08-22-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,003
Posted By sgt panties
Lightbulb somebody PLEASE write a book!

I just started to get into sandblasting and notice one big issue: There are practically no books on the subject. I've self taught on welding, machining, carpentry, electrical, because all of those...
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