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Anyone try this to to clean their pellet stove before painting?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Has anyone tried this on a rusty pellet stove? Looks like it will do the job if you have a good hearty air supply.

    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_7960_7960

    Also wondering about the mess it makes. Maybe doing it outside would work best?
    I would assume the fire door must be pulled off, so the pyroceram glass does not get destroyed.

    It seems like it sure would get those fire pots looking brand new!

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  2. Woody1911a1

    Woody1911a1 Feeling the Heat

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    you'll need a very large compressor . think 80 gal , 5 hp min . and yes as to outdoors . the dust is unbelievable . also make sure you wear a respirator . silica dust is very bad for you :)

    i sandblasted the frame and other steel parts of the '67 Triumph in my avatar in my driveway . was worth it but made a very big mess .
  3. johneh

    johneh Feeling the Heat

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    Just think of the compressor needed to do 80 cfm
    You can get smaller sand blaster that use less air.
    Use it outside and wear a mask or respirator the sand is
    not good for you .
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    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    A small blasting cabinet would work good for burn pots, etc. I have one I use for car parts and other small items. Works well, and free was the right price.
  5. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    They make them to use baking soda too.
    slvrblkk likes this.
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    yes but that takes a special unit , just as large a compressor and you cannot reuse the media . it isn't the baking soda that you buy at the grocery . mostly meant for delicate surfaces .
  7. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Calcium carbonate?
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    Woody1911a1 Feeling the Heat

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    no same chem composition , but crystallized so as to be abrasive .
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    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Saw a guy cleaning barnacles off a boat with a soda rig... Talk about a mess.... I believe they washed it all down with water and it went away....not sure, imagine it was a lot of water.. Perhaps a hot high pressure water may have skipped a step
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    yea and the thing is that unless you have a local supplier for the media . the shipping is just the same as ordering a ton of pellets online . however , perfect example of a use for soda blasting .
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    ooops. nevermind.
  12. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    If you look in the exhaust path of a brand new Englander you'll see remnants of steel shot media.
  13. Don2222

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    Yes, I checked into the Soda blasters and they are good for removing paint, but not as good for rust.
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    You probably can run that with a 3HP compressor with a 30 gal tank, that is a a pressure blaster and will take far less air that a siphon type. there are sandblasting hood that are good to use they keep the sand out of your eyes. you can reuse your media if you have a way to capture it maybe build a large blasting box that you can sit the stove it. If you have any small casting foundries close they could provide you with dry sand at an affordable price, been many years since i bought any but it was 15 dollars for a 55 gallon barrel.
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    Bioburner Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a small hand gravity blaster from HF that works well on smaller projects. Use before painting and welding.
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    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    overkill, i use a wire wheel in an air drill 90% of the time. if its really bag i use a "needle gun" which is like an air hammer with "fingers" normally its used to remove welding slag. works like a champ, portable, ain't that expensive and you don't need a big compressor to drive it
  17. Lousyweather

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    I sandblasted my 14 year old P61 and repainted it this year......its nice, but man, you use a lot of paint......4 cans!
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    Speaking of paint, how does the new paint hold up on the stoves? Anything like the original paint? I have my Fahrenheit furnace apart in a zillion pieces and need to do some touch-ups. I know paying attention to details on prepping before painting is the key to a successful paint job.

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