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Thread: Project 1 from Trip. Category: Custom welded Shop tools and improvements

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoama585 View Post
    I picked up five bags of coal slag at tsc and it's full of curved wire about 3/4" long. I've tried to sift it out but most of the wire goes through the screen. Ever seen this ?
    No clue what that is, but I'd bag it back up and take it back. TSC folks are really good about keeping their customers happy in general.
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    I just had another look and it's not wire. It's more like black glass strands that come to a point like an icicle. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoama585 View Post
    I just had another look and it's not wire. It's more like black glass strands that come to a point like an icicle. Click image for larger version. 

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    Does not look right. Maybe a bad run or something at the plant messed up. Look like a lot of work to filter it out. Will get go through the gun without eventually clogging it up?
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    It clogs the pressure pot instantly. The siphon gun works ok but I have to put my finger over the nozzle and pull the trigger to clear it often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoama585 View Post
    It clogs the pressure pot instantly. The siphon gun works ok but I have to put my finger over the nozzle a pull the trigger to clear it often.
    Mine has been driving me nuts, same thing (symptom, not cause) I'll have to look closer to see if that's what's doing it. I cut one of my hoses to about 10" and just manipulate the gun around to siphon up grit, no screen in my cabinet because it kept clogging. I'd love to find a way to get it to feed proper, third gun and two different siphon tubes just love to clog.
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    On a siphon cabinet at an old job I always had to do the finger thing. Then I copied the air setup from the Zero Blast N Peen we had at school. It had a small aux air line right after the foot valve that went down and kept things mixed up right at the siphon tube entrance. Worked like a charm. I put in a needle valve to adjust the flow. I haven't done this to my present cab, because the air valve is on the gun, but I will, someday. It gets old unclogging the tube. And even with super dry air it seems like some things just like to pack up. I miss the foot valve, too. Gets old holding the trigger all the time. Projects, projects. the more I finish, the longer the list becomes. Reading this stuff just reminds me of more stuff I should do.
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    Thanks for the info, looks like I have two new additions to my project list, copying the air feed and building a foot valve And I desperately need an air dryer; a bead dryer would turn pink in a day though, need to dig around a bit for a better one than what I have.
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    People rave about those Franzinators. I haven't built one yet, but I have a new compressor installation on the list that I will probably try it on. I'm too cheap to spring for a refrigerated dryer on my nickle.
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    I think adding a ledge inside the cabinet just above the pickup would stop the material from packing around it. Click image for larger version. 

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