Blast Cabinet Makeover

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Blast Cabinet Makeover

Post by duke46 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:43 am

After years of fighting the two hoses in my old Eastwood blast cabinet I came up with idea and it seems to work really well :D It was one of the FB guys that suggested using one and he was correct :D I did have to elongate the top roller because of the sizes of my hoses. I used the 2000 to 2500 lb Fairlead because the next size up was way to large for what I needed. If you want to look at one the you can go to Harbor Freight and it along with the next size up will be on display with the winches but you can't buy it. It comes with the winch.

Finding the smaller one was not easy but I did find it on line at Home Depot. Some of their stores may even have them in stock?
Looks like the smaller one cost more? But here is what I bought. I had ask what the center to center on the bolt hole were and was told 4.5" and that was the size I needed for my project.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rugged-Ridg ... lsrc=aw.ds

Amazon listed this one from the measurements I had taken at Harbor Freight then its the larger one.
https://www.amazon.com/VIPER-ATV-UTV-Ro ... f0&hvadid=

I did seal off over half of the air holes on the back of my cabinet and my vacuum system is working great and doing what is needed and no media comes out of the hole where I mounted the rollers :mrgreen:

Boy I hope I can get my picture to upload and if not I will have to figure another way to do it?? I have never had any problems in the past posting pictures. I posted it to my FB page so just maybe this will work?
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

https://imgur.com/a/78hori5
All I have said is said just for meanness so I don't have to argue with anyone!

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Re: Blast Cabinet Makeover

Post by duke46 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:29 pm

duke46 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:43 am
After years of fighting the two hoses in my old Eastwood blast cabinet I came up with idea and it seems to work really well :D It was one of the FB guys that suggested using one and he was correct :D I did have to elongate the top roller because of the sizes of my hoses. I used the 2000 to 2500 lb Fairlead because the next size up was way to large for what I needed. If you want to look at one the you can go to Harbor Freight and it along with the next size up will be on display with the winches but you can't buy it. It comes with the winch.

Finding the smaller one was not easy but I did find it on line at Home Depot. Some of their stores may even have them in stock?
Looks like the smaller one cost more? But here is what I bought. I had ask what the center to center on the bolt hole were and was told 4.5" and that was the size I needed for my project.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rugged-Ridg ... lsrc=aw.ds

Amazon listed this one from the measurements I had taken at Harbor Freight then its the larger one.
https://www.amazon.com/VIPER-ATV-UTV-Ro ... f0&hvadid=

I did seal off over half of the air holes on the back of my cabinet and my vacuum system is working great and doing what is needed and no media comes out of the hole where I mounted the rollers :mrgreen:

Boy I hope I can get my picture to upload and if not I will have to figure another way to do it?? I have never had any problems in the past posting pictures.

Image

https://imgur.com/a/78hori5
All I have said is said just for meanness so I don't have to argue with anyone!

http://www.pcitdad.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Blast Cabinet Makeover

Post by migger49 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:26 pm

That's a clever idea! Nice

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Re: Blast Cabinet Makeover

Post by duke46 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:21 am

migger49 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:26 pm
That's a clever idea! Nice
Thanks. I am still fine tuning it a little. The cooler weather made the hoses just a little stiffer but seems to work better than having the same hoses in the cabinet for sure.
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Re: Blast Cabinet Makeover

Post by migger49 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:57 pm

Truly a clever idea! Nice

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Post by o1Marc » Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:17 pm

I got tired of wasting media by blasting to waste outside. I finally decided to build a shed and cover the floor with a heavy tarp that I can recoup my media and reuse it a few times. This has been my outside set up:

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I built a 6.5' x 8' deck

Built a 8' x 6.5' deck

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And will put this shed on it with a few modifications like moving the doors to the end of the building and changing the roof panels from metal to clear corrugated panels to utilize the sunlight. I'll through the wrought iron table and blaster in there and have room to put my big cabinet in it also. Right next to the compressor.

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Post by o1Marc » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:49 pm

6 x 8 Blast cabinet. Definitely like the idea of the clear roof, no electric needed.

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Post by o1Marc » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:15 pm

Finally ready for use. Before when ever it was raining I couldn't do any blasting, now I'm covered.

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