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a small step (for me)

Postby Roger Jerome » July 11th, 2019, 10:59 am

Hi folks
I was blasting some mugs the other morning and all of a sudden ...no grit. I was thinking of some similar problems and solutions I had read about on this forum. First I depressurized the pot....checked the nozzle....not there. Then I removed some fittings around the media valve...opened the media valve...nothing came out so I inserted a piece of haywire through and jiggled it around and presto...got grit....not sure what had settled in there to plug it but working fine now.

It was nice to be able to resolve this quickly.

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Re: a small step (for me)

Postby JESS » July 11th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Glad we could help! 8-)
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Re: a small step (for me)

Postby Terry W » July 11th, 2019, 5:30 pm

hehehe, Oh Jess. :ROFL:

I have to clean my pots out about once a year. I have super high humidity here and it just cakes up the bottom of the pot. Like cement. Have to hit with a long piece of pipe to break it up.

Damp grit will cause your issue.

I don't think Jess knows anything about that being in the 5% humidity zone. hehe :toh: :B:
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Re: a small step (for me)

Postby JESS » July 11th, 2019, 9:00 pm

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Re: a small step (for me)

Postby James Burke » July 11th, 2019, 9:38 pm

When things go haywire...just break out the haywire. Brilliant!

Up here, it's typically caused by ladybugs more often than not.


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Re: a small step (for me)

Postby Charles » July 13th, 2019, 6:36 am

Either caked grit, debris like rust flakes etc....abt once a year I scour out my 1000 lb pots ....long sandblast wand and sandblast the interior with the valve off the bottom of the pot ....and of course if a pot has set up a while it is necessary, some of the new pots are coated and the blasting will wreck the coating...but all of mine are simple steel, and cleaning the accumulated crap off the interior just makes life easier !
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Re: a small step (for me)

Postby kuluchicken » July 14th, 2019, 4:43 pm

I've never cleaned my pot in about 23 years. I'm actually afraid to say this out load...not sure where Murphy is :HAHA:
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Re: a small step (for me)

Postby JESS » July 14th, 2019, 5:53 pm

Are you sure you should say such a thing? 8-) :lol:
Lucky you (so far). Even here, where it's dry, it's not unusual to find bugs & such. Use a camera when you finally do clean it out, there may be valuable relics in there! :hook:
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Re: a small step (for me)

Postby Kelly Harris » July 15th, 2019, 5:29 am

I'm with you Michele, I've never cleaned out my pots. I had a bug caught in the nozzle one time, so now I make sure there's no way they can get in because that grossed me out. :)
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Re: a small step (for me)

Postby bernie » July 15th, 2019, 8:21 am

Lucky you guys/girls that have not had to clean out a pot.
Haywire ... oh my. Thought I was the only one who used that. :)
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