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Old 06-10-2007, 07:46 PM
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Sandblast Cabinet Hopper

I'm building a sandblast cabinet and I want to know how deep I should make the hopper. The top of the hopper has to be 25" X 18". I calculated that if i make it 17 inches deep, it will hold 70 pounds of abrasive. Is this too much? How much abrasive do I actually need it to hold? Please, respond to this thread. I need to know by tonight so I can build it at school tomorrow...I only have 3 days left until it needs to be finished...tight deadline. It's going to be made out of steel. I mean I'm going to be recycling sand, so I don't think that I'll need 70 pounds of abrasive...any comments? If you can, please provide mne with the dimensions of the top of your hopper and hoe deep it is so I have soimething to go off of.

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A full bag of media runs 100 lbs per bag..Make it so it holds a full bag if you can..You can run through a lot of blasting media very quickly..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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I made my own cabinet and I have to say stay away from the siphon feed guns. They are slow and clog for no reason. You will spend half your time just keeping the gun working. They also wear out the parts inside quickly.
Design your cabinet with the idea of using a pressure pot because thats what you will end up using anyway.

Oh, all the media I have used came in 50# bags.

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