Thread: Blast Gates

  1. #1
    I will be installing a dust extraction system using blast gates to select the machine being extracted.

    I have seen pictures of them mounted in both horizontal and vertical runs of pipework, is either any better than the other?

    Also should I set them up so that the gates slide horizontally or vertically?

    Thanks in advance again

  2. #2
    I don't think it matters if they are vertical or horizontal, but for the ones you have, it's best to find a position such that crap does not clog up the slots that the gate slides in. Also I find that metal ones are far easier to operate than plastic ones and less likely to go stiff if dirt gets in beside the sliding gate.
    Last edited by EddyCurrent; 16-01-2015 at 06:00 PM.
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  3. #3
    Yet again, Thanks

  4. #4
    As above... I usually just place them where convenient for the particular machine.... always use metal... I am actually doing a load in a workshop this week having just installed a 1150 mm wide sanding machine

  5. #5
    To keep the pipe runs short I have had to place a blast gate up at roof level, I just use a brush shank with a cup hook on the end to open and close it.
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