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  • BenjaminH49 commented on ImakeTV's instructable DIY Sand Blaster $50 in an hour8 months ago
    DIY Sand Blaster $50 in an hour

    In answer to your question about what to use to blast wood. I've seen several episodes on DIY television where individuals used dry ice in basically powdered form to use while blasting in an attic to remove mold. There is not even a need to clean up as the dry ice crystals basically destroy themselves when they hit the media being blasted. Safety glasses and a dust mask are required when using this method though as with any other blasting material. Using this process didn't seem to bother the wood 2x4's they were blasting unless of course they had gotten to close and stayed in one spot for to long. It really seemed to work very well. The only problem seems to be where to get powdered type dry ice. The machine they used ground up blocks of it to make the powdered ice crystals whic...see more »In answer to your question about what to use to blast wood. I've seen several episodes on DIY television where individuals used dry ice in basically powdered form to use while blasting in an attic to remove mold. There is not even a need to clean up as the dry ice crystals basically destroy themselves when they hit the media being blasted. Safety glasses and a dust mask are required when using this method though as with any other blasting material. Using this process didn't seem to bother the wood 2x4's they were blasting unless of course they had gotten to close and stayed in one spot for to long. It really seemed to work very well. The only problem seems to be where to get powdered type dry ice. The machine they used ground up blocks of it to make the powdered ice crystals which then fed directly into their blower machine which then forced it down the line and up into the attic much like a blown in insulation machine does. They did however state that was the only material they used for such cleanup and or removal of the mold because it would also kill the mold spores due to the extreme cold of the dry ice. Hope this helps to answer your question.

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