Can you advise me on this blasting pot, please?

  1. julianf

    julianf Member

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    Someone local is flogging this -

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    It's not especially cheap, so I'd just like some advice on the quality?

    The main things I'm unsure on is what the lump on the side is, and if the metering valve is one of those choke ones, or a proper one.

    Also, I know these are really to be used with diesel compressors, but can you get any life from them with domestic units?

    (I've currently got 3-off giving, maybe, 35cfm ish - yeah, I know that's comparably nothing but would I be able to fit a smaller nozzle and still get some action?)

    Thank you.
     
  2. Yamhon

    Yamhon Member

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    The thing on the side looks like a filter to me and a mechanism so you can return hot gas as part of air blast at the bottom of the chamber...
     
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  4. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    it has a choke valve used on larger pots have you a compressor that runs more than 90cfm . you will need it and new hoses and blast jets I wouldn't pay more than 50 quid for that and even then it would be a punt
     
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  5. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    The big thing could be a water separator / drier type thing. The little thing at the bottom looks like it might be a connection for filtered breathing air. Not too uncommon a set up on portable units.

    Seen these a few times when out and about, always associated with big compressors. They eat air

    Edit, the give away is the diameter of the pipes and the special connector for the road tow type compressor, for which I don’t know the name of
     
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    brightspark Member

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    claw claw couplings I have them on mine
     
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  7. hotponyshoes Member

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    Only thing like that I have seen has been running from a screw vane trailer compressor.
    That looks like it needs a load of air.
    I have a fairly normal blasting cabinet and I have one twin motor 4hp compressor and a second 4hp compressor plumbed together and that setup only works if nobody else is trying to use the airline at the same time.
     
  8. julianf

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    Thank you.

    It looks like it's entirely unsuitable for me then.
     
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