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Hozman
09-20-2011, 04:38 PM
For those who have had their UDS sand blasted what did you have to pay. Comparing prices to what I got quoted today.

Boshizzle
09-20-2011, 05:13 PM
I paid $25.00. But, I have heard lower and higher prices paid by other brethren.

Moose
09-20-2011, 05:21 PM
I got a local quote for around $100, which seemed really high so I just elbow greased the angle grinder and sander. I've heard some have been able to do it for as low as $20.

Why not propose you'll bring some ribs and pulled pork over from the first cook in lieu of payment?

Hozman
09-20-2011, 05:40 PM
I burned my last one but thought about sand blasting this one. Was told $100/hr and couldn't tell me how long it would take...not falling for that. Guess I will just burn out the new one.

Smoke & Beers
09-21-2011, 07:09 AM
Tell them you'll pay them $25 and bring them some 'Que when you get the thing built. They may do your 2nd one just for 'Que then :wink:

NoviceBBQmovinUp
09-21-2011, 08:48 AM
paid 25 bucks

ianjoe
09-21-2011, 09:03 AM
80-100 bucks an hour seems standard for a lot of trades. Now being an DIY kinda guy, its always a tough pill to swallow. I wouldn't pay that much, when $100 buys a cheap, albeit junky sandblaster. Need a good air compressor though.
I burned and wire wheeled mine.

JS-TX
09-21-2011, 11:14 AM
Paid about $50.. freakin drum was only $15!

cholloway
09-21-2011, 11:18 AM
Not being familiar with these barrel liners, can anyone say if they are similar to the liners in cans of food?
At least after burning them they wash out easily and cleanly.

rabeb25
09-21-2011, 11:26 AM
$20 for me.

colonel00
09-21-2011, 12:11 PM
I actually had planned to get a sandblaster from HF but in researching it I found the key was, as mentioned above, a compressor that would have the CFM to handle the blaster. There is also the challenge of blast media and the mess. $100/hr isn't bad as long as you only have them blast the inside. That shouldn't take long.

Kack
09-21-2011, 12:31 PM
My shop has a commercial sandblast booth. Rate is $100 an hour. Blasting the inside of a barrel is a pain in the butt.

Figure it this way. I have to pay my guy, $15 an hour, fuel for the compressor costs $12 an hour, Media costs $8 a bag and the pit has to be cleaned out once a day, sometimes twice, where I'm not bringing any money in but still have to pay my guy. So my cost for blasting your barrel is as follows. an hour in the morning to get the booth cleaned up. $15 bux, gone, 10 minutes to get your barrel in there and set up on a table, blocked and ready to blast. 3 minutes to once over the compressor, check oil, fuel, and get warmed up. 5 minutes to suit up, helmet, gloves, smock, tape up pants legs. 15-20 minutes blasting the inside, 10 blasting the outside, 5 minutes blowing it out and carrying it back to you.

So that's 48 minutes.

Johnny_Crunch
09-21-2011, 12:40 PM
My shop has a commercial sandblast booth. Rate is $100 an hour. Blasting the inside of a barrel is a pain in the butt.

Figure it this way. I have to pay my guy, $15 an hour, fuel for the compressor costs $12 an hour, Media costs $8 a bag and the pit has to be cleaned out once a day, sometimes twice, where I'm not bringing any money in but still have to pay my guy. So my cost for blasting your barrel is as follows. an hour in the morning to get the booth cleaned up. $15 bux, gone, 10 minutes to get your barrel in there and set up on a table, blocked and ready to blast. 3 minutes to once over the compressor, check oil, fuel, and get warmed up. 5 minutes to suit up, helmet, gloves, smock, tape up pants legs. 15-20 minutes blasting the inside, 10 blasting the outside, 5 minutes blowing it out and carrying it back to you.

So that's 48 minutes.

Impressive! :thumb:

Kack
09-21-2011, 12:55 PM
I say that as if you were paying me to blast your barrel if you wanted it right then and there. If you were willing to wait a little bit, where I could throw it in with something else and combine the job a little bit. It would be cheaper.

For what it's worth, I didn't even blast my UDS, just burned it out and spraypainted it. I just wanted to eat. :)

Oldschoolbbq
09-21-2011, 02:41 PM
Go to where you want to get it done and ask the dude if He enjoys good Ribs,then Barter. Hard for a guy to pass up a meal of ribs(give him the whole slab).:idea: They can only say no...
Just sayin':thumb:

DC_BBQ
09-21-2011, 02:58 PM
I payed $80 which included pick up and delivery. Which was worth a lot to me.

titos
09-21-2011, 04:58 PM
Here in Bakersfield CA going rate is 40 bucks

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