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Mish
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12 12 2:55 am    Post subject: Help on UDS Reply with quote

Got 3 Barrels picked up awhile back and finally gonna get off my arse and build a UDS.

Question I have for the moment is for those that have had them sand blasted out. I called around and was quoted $40 an hour for blasting.

What is a about average amount of time it takes to get them blasted, I dont want to burn em and grind unless its too expensive, I have read that its around 20-25min per barrel but figured would have you all give me your thoughts.

Thanks
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fisherfrk
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12 12 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the barrels lined? If they are not, the grinding is minimal. I have even done it with an orbital sander after a good burn. But if you can get them all blasted for less than $40, that is not bad.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12 12 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It all depends on the blaster and his type of equipment.

Mine had a tan liner that a heavy knotted cup brush on a 7" grinder wouldn't remove.

I found that burning the outside with a weed burner had more effect on "lifting" the liner than an inside burn. The cup brush made quick work after the burn.

I did clean the lid in a cabinet blaster. I was afraid of warping it with extreme heat.

Good luck and post pics.
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k.a.m.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12 12 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mish, I spoke with my son who is Q/C and yard superintendent for the company that does my blasting. He said if the inside is lined it could take upwards to an hr. If it is just a sweep blast on the outside then about 15 to 20 minutes. If your inside is not lined I would not worry about blasting it. But the time and effort to burn even the outside of the barrel is well worth the blasting price in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12 12 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.a.m. wrote:
But the time and effort to burn even the outside of the barrel is well worth the blasting price in my opinion.


Wise advice - My results were good but I ran through a 20 LB tank of LP - Don't know what that costs where you are - And then there's that snoot full of crap from brushing while standing on your head - and that ringing in your ears.

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Mish
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12 12 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the replies.

Yes they have that lovely red liner in them all, figure I will drop one off to get blasted and see how that goes then debate on the other two.

Thanks again everyone
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