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Cloud/vortex component...

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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:41 pm

I was at home depot, And I saw an awesome deal on a sand blaster by Husky.
It was $13 and has a removable nozzle so it's basically a blow nozzle w/ a kick a#@ handle and trigger, similar to a metal pneumatic tool.
So I got side tracked.

There's a component I was waiting to share until I build a vortex/cloud out of. But I don't think it will be good.

It's a die cast metal 3/4" pull box for electrical(conduit body). The one I picked up has 1/2" threaded openings, one on each side and one sticking out the side where I was planning to add a ball valve to attach the magazine so the chamber will be more efficient.

I know it's die cast, not pressure rated but it seems like it could hold 120
psi.

I was thinking of building a toy because the combination of these two would make a great little metal cloud. and the pull box accepts electrical or plumbing threads so I was planning on adding a vented thin metal barrel shroud and throwing together an awesome little cloud.

But I don't think the (edit:threaded electrical conduit body)pull box(with a rubber gasket added) can handle the 125 psi. They also have plastic electrical pvc ones but I don't know?

Also I noticed the gray pvc sch 40 but no pressure rated rigid pipes for electrical are like $2 for ten feet :roll: :?:
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100171225&N=10000003+90043

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100008764&N=10000003+90043+502400 this is the sand blaster(comes w/hose and allen key to remove nozzl[/url]
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Unread postAuthor: miskaman » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:43 pm

Post a picture. The link doesn't work for me. Just loads a light orange page.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:54 am

picture of $13 sand blaster blow nozzle by husky:
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Unread postAuthor: miskaman » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:08 am

I'd say your could put some preety good pressure through there. I'd probably trust it to withstand 120 psi.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:21 am

The handle is threaded at the bottom and it works exactly the same as a blow nozzle, the instructions give 40up to 125psi. It comes w/ 10ft. of hose for the sand intake which makes me wonder
:idea: If this thing can suck sand through 10ft. of hose into the pipe at the front and out the nozzle, If I add a thick metal bb reservoir and a barrel behind the screw on aluminum piece at the front we may have a new almost ready made bbmg!!!

Anyway I will try to come back and edit my post w/picture and add pic of the pull box (I'm not sure if that part can handle 125psi).

But the sand blaster comes w/ allen key and if you look at the line on the front of the sprayer, that hole(blackand the silver nozzle) part is removable leaving a tip that can be epoxied into a 1/2" threaded fitting also!!!

A lot better than a 6-8$ blow nozzle IMO
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:44 am

Sorry about the double...here's the way I wanted to configure it:

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Sure would be nice and compact and all metal, the problem is the "Threaded conduit box" is die cast metal(not very thick)...

Maybe It'll make a nice lower pressure air soft toy for my nephews. Airsoft's just not my thing.

Anyway, you can see the nozzle removed here.
And the fitting I will try to attach a magazine and barrel to that might just make a new type bbmg!!!
Small and practicly ready-made!!!

BTW If I keep the pull box in the build I was planning to rotate it 90 from how it is in the pic, add a ball valve and magazine to the threaded hole kind of like a sten gun and add a vented metal barrel shroud.
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