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What my current setup is

Gerald

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Thought it might be best to start off with what my current setup is or at least parts of it. My Dust collector  is a Grizzly 1029 2 hp operating on 220v. It had a 5 micron bag top and bottom when purchased and was upgraded to a canister filter from Penn State. My collector is located in the attic of my shop in a insulated enclosure and a 12x24 filtered return to the shop. Power is controlled with a Long RAnger remote. 

 

Ducting I used is 4 inch thinwall PVC. We will get into ducting and turning corners later. I have limited amounts of Flex hose in 4 and 6 inch. My bblast gates are a combination of homemade and manufactured plastic gates of two types. Since the Dc is located in the center of the shop ducting goes out in a spider like orientation.  Ducting to machines is split in several places by use of wyes and boxes (made from Shop Notes plans).

 

I have a cyclone based on some plan I found somewhere and a control box on it based on Shop Notes plans expanded. I recently added a Dust Deputy cyclone and may do away with the wooden cyclone.

Dust Collector RoomChip collector

 

 

DC Room under construction on the left.

 

Chip collection  box and ducts  to DC in attic on right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another view of lower ducts and chip box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dust Deputy

 

 

Above is Dust deputy with connections turned on the lathe to adapt openings to 6 inch flex hose. Ducts attached to ceiling spread to machines from this point. Of note here it is best to keep Duct runs as short as possible and as straight as you can get them. Any turn should be gradual and not an immediate 90 degree. This can be done with purchased wide and ducts or put two 45 angles together with a short 4-6 inch piece of duct between them. More on this in the next entry about choosing and installing ducts and blast gates .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Woodbutcherbynight said:

For reference material here is a interesting link on some testing a guy did for his miter saw DC. A good solid video without needing advanced calculus to figure out his math.  Key point he makes is something we all should keep in mind.  No one way works for everyone.  If you watch till the end he makes it clear his adapter cannot be used when cutting miters.  To which he relies on normal DC which is poor.  Because nothing is perfect and no matter what you will have some dust or chips.

 

 

Interesting video. I had tried something similar to the duct tape by cutting a plastic bottle but now will add duct tape to it.

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On 9/1/2019 at 11:53 PM, Woodbutcherbynight said:

Quite some system you have there.

 

For reference material here is a interesting link on some testing a guy did for his miter saw DC. A good solid video without needing advanced calculus to figure out his math.  Key point he makes is something we all should keep in mind.  No one way works for everyone.  If you watch till the end he makes it clear his adapter cannot be used when cutting miters.  To which he relies on normal DC which is poor.  Because nothing is perfect and no matter what you will have some dust or chips.

 

 

I need something like this but that allows for movement of the saw. I have a dust deputy /shop vac and a 1 1/2 hp dust collector(4") set up just for my miter saw with very poor results. It gets the super fine stuff but not enough of the larger in my opinion. 

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