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Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Sailor » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:18 pm

I bought a HF media blasting cabinet Friday. I got it assembled and am blasting everything in sight. :D

The DC light fixture, in the cabinet, doesn't do that great of a job. Anybody found a AC replacement fixture?

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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Clip » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:47 pm

I've got a two bulb 24" T5 fixture I'm going to install inside above the window. Also have a clear guard/diffuser that snaps over it. I figure I'll blow the media out every once in a while or seal the ends with tape, but I was going to take the switch and housing off the outside and run a wire clamp in that hole.

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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Sailor » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:00 pm

I don't think anything will last forever inside the cabinet but I have to have something so I can see what I'm doing. I believe that if sealed properly, your idea will work.

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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby ricky racer » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:16 pm

I'm not sure, but the reason it may have a DC light is possibly due to the dust that is present in a blast cabinet. My guess is the fixture should be the explosion proof kind, like in a paint booth. Others may say I am nuts and maybe I am, (more likely than not :shock: ) but it might be worth checking into for safety sake.
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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Sailor » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:04 pm

ricky racer wrote:I'm not sure, but the reason it may have a DC light is possibly due to the dust that is present in a blast cabinet. My guess is the fixture should be the explosion proof kind, like in a paint booth. Others may say I am nuts and maybe I am, (more likely than not :shock: ) but it might be worth checking into for safety sake.

That's worth looking into, thanks.
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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:21 am

My cabinet came with that same worthless little DC florescent light. It didn't light things up very much and quit working almost immediately. Check TP Tools website, they offer light fixtures that use an ordinary flood light bulb. It's nothing special, really and certainly not explosive proof.

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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:04 pm

My homemade cabinet has a plexiglas top, with a fluorescent fixture on top, and one of the TP tools, floodlights inside.
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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Sailor » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:59 pm

I checked out that light from TP Tools. It's looks like an outdoor flood lamp. It requires a 50W Par 20 outdoor flood type bulb. I'll try to find it locally before I place an order.

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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Gary S. » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:03 pm

I have a TP cabinet and bought a standard flood fixture and bulb,with time it will get frosty looking. One on either side of the cabinet would be best

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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Sailor » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:51 pm

Gary S. wrote:I have a TP cabinet and bought a standard flood fixture and bulb,with time it will get frosty looking. One on either side of the cabinet would be best

Thanks, I see what Lowes/HD have on the shelves tomorrow if we don't get that 8" snow the weatherman is promising.
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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Smokeycub » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:44 pm

Another thought. You probably have already done it but I'll mention it anyway. Your cabinet should have a "port" for connecting a shop vac to pull most all the dust out. The light does a much better job without the dust. Enjoy the sandblasting! :coffee:
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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:46 pm

You should have an air intake, in the cabinet, too. The compressed air, entering with the abrasive, isn't enough to replace what the vac sucks out. Air inside will be much clearer, with the extra air inlet. (This is recommended by TP tools, for "build it yourself" cabinets.
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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Sailor » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:23 am

I have my 16 gallon Shop-Vac attached and it keeps the cabinet mostly clear. Also, there is a 3" hole in the back of the cabinet with a diffuser on the inside and I'm guessing that it is doing a pretty good job of replacing the air.

I was reading the reviews on the Harbor Freight site about this cabinet and someone was talking about a "water trap" fitted between the cabinet and the Shop-Vac. The purpose was to trap most of the dust before it reached the vacuum unit. He didn't explain, exactly, how to build the trap and I couldn't find anything on Youtube. I'm guessing that I would run a hose from the cabinet to the bucket's lid and another hose from the bucket to the Shop-Vac. And if the bucket had some water in it, the dust would be caught and held by the water. Does that sound reasonable or is it overkill?
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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Scrivet » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:30 am

Sailor wrote:.........
I was reading the reviews on the Harbor Freight site about this cabinet and someone was talking about a "water trap" fitted between the cabinet and the Shop-Vac. The purpose was to trap most of the dust before it reached the vacuum unit. He didn't explain, exactly, how to build the trap and I couldn't find anything on Youtube. I'm guessing that I would run a hose from the cabinet to the bucket's lid and another hose from the bucket to the Shop-Vac. And if the bucket had some water in it, the dust would be caught and held by the water. Does that sound reasonable or is it overkill?
I would call such a device a Cub air cleaner :shock: . Some oil in the bottom, run the intake down the middle, some wire mesh packed in, exhaust out the side at the top. You could even use a mushroom cap over the intake in the cabinet. :D

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Re: Lighting for media blasting cabinet

Postby Gary Dotson » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:36 am

That sounds like it might be worth a try. My old shop vac expired pretty quickly, sucking grit from the cabinet. I now exhaust mine outside, with a squirrel cage blower. I replaced the shop vac.


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