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Old 05-26-2013, 08:34 AM
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sandblaster media dry??

what is the best way to keep the sand that you'd use dry for use..
I have one of these (not the exact one, mines and eastwood model a tad bigger)

bagged sand tends to be damp.. like to store sand onsite so when I need it I'm not off to the store, but don't want to store it and it be damp and clog up the works..
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what is the best way to keep the sand that you'd use dry for use..
I have to admit that I've never found a good way to keep the sand dry. I usually resort to spreading the sand out on a tarp in the sun for a while then reloading it. I'm also all ears if someone has a better way to do this.
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Ayuh,... So long as it's good, 'n dry when ya put it in, a 5 gallon bucket, with an o-ringed lid works Great...
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I have to admit that I've never found a good way to keep the sand dry. I usually resort to spreading the sand out on a tarp in the sun for a while then reloading it. I'm also all ears if someone has a better way to do this.
same thing here, lay it on a tarp. i also blast on the same tarp so i can reclaim the sand. yea, i'm cheap
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I have a old fridge I got for nothing years ago. I got it to use to keep welding rod dry. I put 25 watt shop light in there for heat. Here in Oklahoma it is very humid all the time. So I keep welding rod powder coating powder and blast media in it. Then every time I get something that has deccisant packs in it. (The little white packs that say "don't eat this" that are packed with just about everything any more) I change them out every now and then just throw them on the top shelf. It will dry out a 5 gal bucket of wet sand after a long enough time so I know it will work well. And I got zip into it. Thanks Bill
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Oh I almost forgot don't put one of these next to the beer fridge in your shop. Mass confusion may result, But I do put a lock on the outside so it doesn't get opened a lot. And mark on the outside what's in there Just in case say law enforcement busts your door down. But thats a whole differnt story. Thanks Bill
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A friend of mine(RIP) used to keep his blasting sand bags piled next to the recliner in the living room. I never heard his wife complain about it. I know I could not get away with it at my house.
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same thing here, lay it on a tarp. i also blast on the same tarp so i can reclaim the sand. yea, i'm cheap

I do the same. Sift thru an old window screen, Tarp is an old outdoor advertising sign. They paint the billboard ads on a piece of poly tarp then hang it on the large hiway side advertising signs. I get the old ones for free from the outdoor advertising guy..

When I lived in northern Michigan. I had 120 acres of white sand. But the stuff wasn't sharp edged and did a terrible job. Just turned to powder..
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