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Old 03-23-2013, 04:24 PM
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I built a pick up valve like this and haven't had any trouble for years
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:27 PM
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The inside of the gun may be eroded away...
It happens often and easily. I buy all of my guns and parts from TIP. There is an air jet inside before the nozzel tip that will eventually erode around that/it's placement cavity.

As I use many different type of media in my blast cabinets, I have nice portable de-humidifier of size that will fit in each of the large blasting cabinets.

As an addition, I've added 'vibrator' cans to the side of each portion of my cabinets where the sand/media is laying. Keeps things from getting crusty and free flowing for lack of a better word.

A simple vibrator used for the hearing impaired to let you know when the phone is ringing is helpful as well for the cabinets.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:05 PM
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Digr I didn't see how the media gets into the gun??? And the exploded view is nicely labeled but doesn't say what parts are or what they do...
I am assuming [yeah, I know] that this is to set the amount of air that gets mixed in with the sand?
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:17 PM
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We have a Black Beauty supplier about an hour away. Went there a couple years ago and talked to them for quite a while [real nice folks] and told them about my cabinet and compressor and what I wanted it to do [blast like heck and eat anything under the gun as quickly as possible].
They sold me a new gun [with a foot pedal instead of the trigger] with extra tips and coarse Black Beauty.
I took the stuff home connected it up and it has worked flawlessly for all this time.
I used to keep a heat lamp burning inside the cabinet- this winter I swapped out the bulb for a florescent bulb.
I would LOVE to add the air metering thing but I don't know enough to even be sure what parts I need to hook this up to my setup.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:20 PM
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Here are some pics. I thought I made a drawing but I can't find it. I used a tapered ream for the part that the hose attaches to.
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