Updated Dust Collection

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Blog series by Redoak49 updated 04-27-2016 07:53 PM 2 parts 3362 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Ceiling Mounts

04-27-2016 07:31 PM by Redoak49 | 0 comments »

I have recently started upgrading my shop dust collection from a 1.5 HP Jet to a Oneida Super Dust Gorilla. The old system was piped with 4” PVC but this was not adequate for the new cyclone system. Looking at the various options, I went with 6” SDR35 PVC piping and fittings. Fortunately, I have a Menards which stocks both the 6” pipe and the fittings. My dust collector is in my garage and then piped into my shop across the ceiling. I did not like the metal strap han...

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Part 2: Blast Gates

04-27-2016 07:53 PM by Redoak49 | 2 comments »

With the updated system, I needed 6” blast gates for my shop. I was not very happy with the metals ones and the price of them. So, like others, I decided to make my own. For the gates, I would need to have one side be able to mate to the SDR35 6” wyes that I was using so this required a securely fitting the 6” pipe. In addition, I needed to be able to make accurate slide parts and various inlet parts. To do this, I made several templates which were sized to produce ...

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