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Forum topic by rustynails posted 10-24-2012 10:37 AM 720 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rustynails

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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


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

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

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#2 posted 10-24-2012 01:43 PM

http://www.blastgateco.com/Cast-Aluminum-Half-Blast-Gates.php
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.

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#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

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#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?

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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