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I was down at Harbor Freight today and noticed a couple of high-volume low-pressure sprayers intended for powercoating. They're not terribly expensive, one about $14 and one about $17. I suppose you could try one. With the air pressure adjusted down I would think they might be safer than a soda blaster. They can probably get by on less air, as well. The larger one could probably handle a cup of sugar.

One downside of any compressed air source would be condensation. If that hit the powdered sugar, all joy would end. Might need a condensate trap to make it work reliably. I use a Harbor Freight abrasive blaster to prep metal for painting, and condensate will cause it to misfeed. At least with the HVLP powder sprayer there's no long feed line to gum up.

I'm kinda interested in trying one of the sifter ideas above.
 

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Has anybody tried something like this? There are a lot of small bulb-based or bellows insecticide dusters out there, but this one looks like it might have enough capacity to be useful. Kinda has the old-fashioned look of the WWII DDT dusters your grandparents had. No air supply required.

http://www.hdhudson.com/consumer-sprayers/consumer-products/product/product-details/?id=76

The bellows type look like they have less capacity but they're cheap enough to try the experiment.

http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/bellow-hand-duster-p-106.html
 

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Has anybody tried something like this? There are a lot of small bulb-based or bellows insecticide dusters out there, but this one looks like it might have enough capacity to be useful. Kinda has the old-fashioned look of the WWII DDT dusters your grandparents had. No air supply required.

http://www.hdhudson.com/consumer-sprayers/consumer-products/product/product-details/?id=76

The bellows type look like they have less capacity but they're cheap enough to try the experiment.

http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/bellow-hand-duster-p-106.html

The 7th review down on the cheaper one actually mentions using it for sugar dusting for bees. This was a good find Phoebee I greatly appreciate your participation in this thread.:thumbsup:
 
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