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    Keep up the great work rattle trap!
    Yes, I've been down that road not too long ago.
    I could not run the sandblasting pot, I had to run one of these.
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    But I was able to get mine up like this, which made it a little easier.
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    Wish I'd have had one of those when I built my Aspen!

    Way back when, I ran my blast cabinet off a portable 2hp compressor. Blast 15 seconds, wait 5 minutes for it to catch up, blast 15 seconds.............Kept telling myself to get a bigger compressor. One night the compressor blew a head gasket and that was the kick in the backside to get me to pry my wallet open, lol. Changed clothes and went to Menard's that night and got a Sanborn 60 gallon 7 hp 220V they had on sale for $349. With the regulator, cord and plug, etc it was still under $400. Never regretted it once. You can blast constant and it'll pump up and shut off, while never letting up on the blasting gun trigger.
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    Trying to use my big blaster is the same way Rich. 15 seconds to 15 minutes. Just can't fill that blaster tank volume as sand gets used, with the small compressor. The little blast tank works real good though.

    Quote Originally Posted by 76Beeper View Post
    Keep up the great work rattle trap!
    Yes, I've been down that road not too long ago.
    I could not run the sandblasting pot, I had to run one of these.
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    But I was able to get mine up like this, which made it a little easier.
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    Big fan of the body on the stretching rack there! Lol!
    Don't envy you using a siphon feed on a big job like that for sure. If you can believe it, I actually did my last one with one of these because of my limited air capacity! Car up on 2 foot tall stands and me crawling around on the floor underneath dragging a bag of sand around with me. Loading 2 can fulls from a Mountain Dew can with it's top cut off at a time! LOL! We all work with whatever we have, I guess.
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    That little gun works pretty well on small stuff or touch up.

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    I can relate with using the little gun.
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    That's what I started out with - and it got old real fast.
    So the next thing was the suitcase style.

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