Too much dust occurs during blasting.

  • The water dose meter is a feature used on EcoQuip2 Elite models only.  There is an upgrade kit for non-elite models.  This feature allows the user to adjust how wet the blast will be during operation.
  • Follow steps 1-11 of setting up the equipment listed below:
    • Fill the water tank with fresh water only, then open the inlet ball valve.
    • Close the rinse ball valve and abrasive ball valve.  Close the water dose meter if equipped.
    • Turn the selector valve to OFF.
    • Disengage the Emergency Stop.
      • The water pump will not work unless the Emergency Stop is disengaged.
    • Align the pop-up handle with the pin slot, and then firmly push and turn the handle 90 degrees after the pin is below the bracket slot.  Proper engagement of the pin will hold the pop-up down until it is released.
    • Open the pot dump valve.
    • Add 10 gallons (30 liters) of fresh water to the pot.  Add abrasive material (see technical specifications in manual for capacity information).
    • Close the pot dump valve.
    • Use a garden hose or the rinse hose to wash the abrasive into the pot and clear any abrasive from the pop-up and gasket,
      • Make sure water is above the pop-up seal and the pop-up seal is closed.  Failure to do so before pressurizing the pot can result in serious injury to the operator.
    • When the water level is above the pop-up gasket, rotate the handle to release the pop-up pin.
    • Turn the selector valve to BLAST.
  • Adjust the water dose valve to adjust how wet the blast will be during operation.
    • Enagage the blast control switch and set the blast air pressure to a maximum of 175 psi (12.06 Bar, 1.26 MPa).
    • Open the abrasive ball valve.
  • Decrease the blast pressure and re-evaluate the dust levels.
  • Try using a coarser or harder abrasive if possible.