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Forum topic by rustynails posted 01-05-2013 04:18 AM 1283 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2013 04:18 AM

Attaching Aluminum Blast Gates To Metal Pipe How?

How are you guys attaching your ABG to your metal pipe? Are you pre-drilling the cast aluminum and screwing the pipe to it? Or just using clamps and sealing with tape and or duct seal? Or how?
I got my entire metal duct installed and only have the blast gates and hose to attach. I currently have the two wire type band clamps to attach the hose to the pipe and gates. But the gate to the metal pipe is where I am not sure of.

Thanks Richard


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#1 posted 01-05-2013 05:36 AM

Excellent ! Thank you for the good ideas!

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#2 posted 01-05-2013 07:23 AM

I’m going to do it your way. You talked me into it rustynails.
Thanks Bro

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#3 posted 01-05-2013 02:51 PM

Sorry I don’t know what an ABG is but as far as attaching duct work I believe the wire band straps are for flex hose and you need to use band clamps (preferably stainless) to attach ducting. Whay ducts did you end up getting Richard?

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#4 posted 01-05-2013 02:58 PM

Pop rivet metal pipe to aluminum blast gates.

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#5 posted 01-05-2013 04:47 PM

Bob ABG means….Aluminum Blast Gate. I did a lot of shopping around for quality and price and end up getting my materials from these suppliers and am very happy with the quality of all of it.

Oneida Pro 2000 cyclone 5 hp. (Used but never used Michigan wood working forum)

26 ga. metal pipe from a local contractor supply house, Builders Supply Midland, Mi. (Local pick up)

Self cleaning blast gates from: The BlastGate Company, Washington Twp., MI. (Mail order)

Flex hose from: Wynn Environmental Sales Inc. Warwick, Pa. (Mail order)

So far I just placed the gates on the ends of the system (friction fit) and started it up and it really sucks in a good way. I am very happy with the suction and the system so far.

Richard

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#6 posted 01-05-2013 07:53 PM

Pop rivets sound good but I would still use duct tape to seal the seams.
After my ceiling is up I will be in touch when I install my DC piping .

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#7 posted 01-06-2013 02:54 AM

duct tape will hold well for a few years but I am using a paint on duct sealer on my metal pipe, inside and out.

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