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Old 09-04-2011, 07:08 AM
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Sandblaster Problems

I recently bought a small handheld portable blaster with the small tank on top and I know you get what you pay for but I cant get any sand/media to flow out from the nozzle. I have the compressor regulating 80-100 psi from the tank and the gun says max 125. But I cant get any media to flow out. Also I was using I believe 20/40 grit which I now know is way too large, any suggestions of grit and sand type, maybe it was clogging but it didnt appear clogged.

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well a few things to ck.. remove the sand box cap, plug in air supply and hit the trigger.. if u are getting air flow out the sand box the internals don't work right.. it need a suction to work. next leaving the cap off, put your gloved hand over the tip and pull the trigger on/off... u should get air flow out the sand box then the sand is too large to flow..buy smaller sand...
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One thing to watch for is overfilling the sand. It tends to "cake-up" and "bridge" the feed port if overfilled. I would start with a minimal amount of sand or media and go from there. I hope this helps...Ron
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Thanks for the help, I used some smaller grit stuff and higher air pressure and it works great takes the old paint right off and does well on heavy rusted spots too.

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Any moisture in the air will transfer to the sand and clog up instantly.. Make sure you have a good dryer in the line.
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