Dust Collection #12: Added 4" branch runs and other stuff

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 04-25-2017 03:07 AM 881 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I did my main runs with 6” HVAC pipe, multiple blast gates, hung via jack chain. Took alot out of my wallet. Today, I went to town on the branch runs that will feed overhead stuff such as router table fence, tracksaw, palm sander, utility hose. I picked up some SDR and Polypipe last week to compare the two. Even though Polypipe was 0.98 per foot, folks said because of the internal ribbing action, it may cause a loss of CFM. I went ahead and used both SDR and Polypipe here because they will feed 2.5” and 1.5” hoses. I wouldn’t use if intention was upon other 4” branches/hoses. I also did some trial runs on my miter saw and 6” flex. 100% results at 90degree and 45 degree cuts, except some minor debris from underneath. Posted in general forum to see if there is an answer. Also did a quickie floor sweep with some flex. Undecided to keep it as flex or solid pipe as sometimes I may need to move it off the floor or left/right.
Next, buying the 2.5” and 1.5” hoses but that will be later.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 04-25-2017 11:35 AM

I feel anything and everything we can do to collect dust is always a plus. Our lungs will thank us for doing so.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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