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Forum topic by Hermit posted 02-02-2017 11:29 PM 449 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hermit

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02-02-2017 11:29 PM

So I decided to go with metal ducts/blast gates on my new shop. I’m starting to find that going with 4 Inch blast gates
that it’s really hard to find (at least from Rockler) adapters that fit on metal blast gates that fit snugly. Does anyone have any experience with anyone other than rockler ?

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.


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#1 posted 02-02-2017 11:39 PM

I bought my 4” blase gates from Penn State Industries with the ability to turn on/off the DC when you open/close the blast gate, but I never used that feature due to various reasons, but the blast gates themselves fit perfectly with any 4” metal duct I’ve found thus far. You still have to secure it with screws, but it works for me.

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#2 posted 02-03-2017 12:02 AM

To clarify, I’m looking for plastic fittings that attach to metal blast gates. Had no problem with snug fitting between the metal pipe and blast gate. Thanks.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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#3 posted 02-03-2017 12:49 AM

I had the same problem, I just put a few wraps of tape on gate, until they fit snug. Then I drilled riveted together.

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#4 posted 02-03-2017 01:05 AM

I use wraps of tape as a “universal adapter” as well. Sometimes PVC pipe or couplers can work as well.

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#5 posted 02-03-2017 07:29 PM

Thanks all. Just seems to me that with current technology, someone could make a snug fitting adapter/reducer for all
Brands and makes of blast gates, pipes, etc.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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