Top 5 Troubleshooting Tips for Non-Compressed Air or Abrasive in Sandcarving

It can be tricky trying to figure out why your sandcarving equipment isn't functioning like it used to. But, if you're using non-compressed air or abrasive, there are at least five ways to resolve the issue.

ikonics imagingNote: Depending on your sandcarving system, these procedures may vary. 

  1. Check the regulator – is it turned off?
  2. Make certain that the compressed air is connected to the blast cabinet and turned on, and that the main air inlet valve is in on position vertical to the ground.
  3. Pressurize the pressure pot by rotating the three-way pot control valve handle to the vertical pressurize position.
  4. Remove the nozzle and use a small, stiff wire to dislodge any obstructions.
  5. If the abrasive choke valve is completely closed (the arm is horizontal to the hose), then the abrasive hose is probably plugged with abrasive. Refer to the abrasive hose unplugging procedure in your user’s manual for proper handling instructions.

-Michael Sullivan, IKONICS Imaging

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Michael Sullivan was previously the marketing manager for IKONICS Corporation.

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