Blast gates and Hose/ Place to Buy?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by rustynails posted 10-24-2012 10:37 AM 1374 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View rustynails's profile


808 posts in 2767 days

10-24-2012 10:37 AM

Where is the best place to buy self cleaning blast gates? (Need 14)I am just in the process of putting in (finally) my metal duct work and am looking for a good self cleaning gate at a good price. Also where would you recommend to buy flexible hose from? I have seen a lot of hose and some is very expensive and I think would be good but probably more than one would need for light use. What are your recommendations for hose that’s affordable and still have a certain grade of quality.

Thanks Richard

7 replies so far

View RussellAP's profile


3104 posts in 2524 days

#1 posted 10-24-2012 11:38 AM

If you find a good gate let me know. They clog.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

View sandhill's profile


2128 posts in 4162 days

#2 posted 10-24-2012 01:43 PM
I found these guys. I am trying to work out a way to use half blast gates I feel they may be less of a problem with clogging.

View Cole Tallerman's profile

Cole Tallerman

392 posts in 2423 days

#3 posted 10-25-2012 01:39 AM

If you dont need clear hose, got it from harbor freight. Use a 20% off coupon and you get 2 15’ hoses for the price of 1 10’ clear hose

View rustynails's profile


808 posts in 2767 days

#4 posted 10-25-2012 02:30 AM

Cole do you know what the thickness of the Harbor Freight hose is and is it smooth walled?

View Milo's profile


869 posts in 3557 days

#5 posted 10-25-2012 02:34 AM

Of course you could always make your own. 14 gates? Are you sure? I’ve seen many dust collection systems that use dust “boxes” with several gates in a single box. Perhaps you could consolidate and reduce the number of hoses you have running through the shop? That’s my plan.

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

View Loren's profile


10477 posts in 3886 days

#6 posted 10-25-2012 02:51 AM

Black polyurethane flex hose is a good value and tough. It can
flex in tight bends. I used it on my panel saw.

I made some blast gates recently. They are self-cleaning
and not hard to fabricate.

View ,'s profile


2387 posts in 3785 days

#7 posted 10-25-2012 04:25 AM

Pennstate is where I purchased our gates and flex. We got metal 6” gates and 6” flex hose. So far so great.

-- .

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics