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  • Converting a syphon media cabinet to a pressure cabinet?

    I have a Cyclone syphon media cabinet (FT6035) 60" top loader. I am not happy with it's performance. I have a 7.5 hsp. - 2 stage air compressor delivering up to 175 psi with 27 cfm. So I don't believe the air supply to be the problem.
    I am considering converting the media delivery form syphon to pressure. Any one have any BTDT advise?
    Thanks
    Bob
    www.capecodpowdercoating.com

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    Bob
    I think about the only way to do that is going to be with an external pressure pot blaster. I have my small cabinet set up that way now. Ask questions and I'll try to answer them.

    Leo
    www.tinmans.net
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!!!" ----- Unknown

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      Re: Converting a syphon media cabinet to a pressure cabinet?

      Thanks Leo:
      So pretty much, route the pressure pot next to the cabinet. Using the hose directly from the pressure pot to inside the cabinet? Once the media runs out, I can dump the media out the bottom, screen & refill the pressure pot? I guess I would need a different nozzle (replacing the syphon gun?
      Am I on the right track?
      Thanks Again
      Bob
      www.capecodpowdercoating.com

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        That's pretty much it, Bob. I did modify my pressure pot so that it is operated at low pressure - about 7 lbs. I also replaced the pressure gun that came with the blast pot with a Husky siphon gun from Home Depot. I supply 80 lbs. of air at the gun and sand is delivered to the gun at about 7 lbs. Using this setup, I can blast for about 30-40 minutes pretty solidly with 50 lbs. of glass bead. It just works a lot better than siphon blasting.

        Leo
        www.tinmans.net
        "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!!!" ----- Unknown

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