Half Blast Gates have the same construction and quality as the Full Blast Gate. Use Half Blast Gates when working with wood containing a lot of pitch (it prevents the pitch from clogging the slide track). Half Blast Gate is easily installed in existing ductwork by cutting a slot halfway around the duct and sliding the 20 Gauge blade into the opening, then pop riveting the casting to the outside of the duct. 12″-16″ call 800-367-3828 for pricing and availability.
Balancing with Blast gates – Our Blast gates can be adjusted to be open or closed at any position to best optimize their airflow from the equipment. Each of our Blast gates has a thumbscrew adjustment to control CFM flow. You may close off a duct system a small amount and force that CFM to be used at another machine. Once you balance your system, just mark the location of each blast gate blade, you can even use color markings for different settings.
Hose to Gate Connector – Hose to Blastgate Connector (BC) serves as an extension to facilitate installation of flexhose to blastgates.
Full Blastgates 3”-24” are constructed of aluminum castings with a galvanized steel slide blade. Gate can be disassembled for cleaning. Full Blastgates are used to balance the air going from one branch to another branch. When a machine is used for only a part of the workday, you can close the Blastgate and divert the air to another machine. 18”-24” call for pricing and availability.
Self-Cleaning Gates 3”-12” are the same construction as Full Blastgates except the galvanized steel blade pushes material like green wood, or wood sap through the end of the blastgate casting. This allows the blade to close without jamming on compacted materials.