Beadblasting with hobby compressor

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Most beadblasting cabinets you can find will have a gun that draws too much air for the average hobby compressor (~2hp).
Lately I have been using the Paasche LAC#3 which I converted from siphonfeed to tubefeed. The LAC#3 is designed to be used with precisely those hobby compressors, and I'm very pleased with how it works. :)
On the left is a mini beadblasting gun for small spots/precise work.

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The conversion is as simple as can be, I only had to find a hose with a 1/4" connector in metric land. :shrug: Originally I thought of using a large external hopper, but since the suction created is enough that wasn't needed. :)
Just loosen and turn the siphon connection down, screw the hose on and connect it to a suction pipe.
I ended up using a flexible faucet connector. :p :grin2:
 

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Thanks much. I would had expected (not knowing anything about these systems) that you must had the gravity to help you get the media into the blasting stream. I did not realise that there was enough suction to use a hose to the media container, which is of course more practical and much lighter in the hand while applying the blasting media ;)

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