Setting Up the Blast Hose and Electric Deadman (VIDEO)

Learn how to set up your blast hose before you begin blasting for the first time.

DB Academy - Mobile Hose Setup

Your mobile Dustless Blasting machine will come with the following:

  • Blast hose
  • Blast hose extension
  • Electric deadman
  • Electric line extension

You will need to put all of this together before your first blasting job.

Assembling the blast hose:

  1. Cut open the blast hose, being careful not to cut or score the hose.
  2. Unwrap and unroll the blast hose.
  3. Unwrap and unroll the blast hose extension right beside it.
  4. Couple the ends together (there are only two that can be coupled together)
  5. Screw the nozzle onto the threaded end of the blast hose.

Attaching the electric deadman:

  1. Decide where you want to place the deadman (or switch). Some people like it just a few inches away from the nozzle, and other prefer it further back, such as 2 feet away.
  2. Secure the deadman where you want it, using a clamp or sturdy zip ties.
  3. Now, you're going to bundle together the blast hose and electric line with Velcro.
  4. Between the deadman and the first Velcro point, leave a generous amount of slack in the electric line. This will prevent stress on the electric line, as you bend and flex the hose while working.
  5. Work your way down the blast hose, using Velcro to attach the electric line and blast hose together every few feet.
  6. When you get to the junction, attach the electric hose extension and continue working.
  7. Attach the end of the blast hose to your pinch hose.
  8. Attach the end of your electric line to your control box.