dust collection #1: Voila dust system, au revoir dust

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Blog entry by mileskimball posted 01-21-2014 05:42 AM 1514 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally finished installing my dust system (anti-dust system?). It’s yet another HF mod. For this one I mounted the DC on a shelf above the chip collector – with the obligatory Thien baffle. The exhaust goes out the ceiling and through a drier vent on the side of the house. No dust collection – just dust elimination! The ducting is galvanized after the fan and DWV (DVW?) before the fan.

-- Miles

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 10:25 AM

Great idea… but for you. You live in Texas. I wish those of us in cold country had this option. If we did this we’d pump our heat out of the shop faster than we can make it. But, anyone in a rural enough area to dust the place up and with warmer weather, I say, “go for it”.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 04:57 PM

Yes, that is an advantage. Although it was 25 degrees out there this morning, and it’ll be 98 degrees come May. My solution: layering!

-- Miles

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 07:38 PM

It was 2 degrees this morning near Chicago. I wanted to do your system with my new DC but the heating bill would kill me!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 07:44 PM

I could do that but my next door neighbor might object. :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 01:07 AM

This should work pretty good.

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

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#6 posted 01-22-2014 04:35 AM

Fortunately the exhaust goes out the back of the house, and the house behind us is abandoned. I don’t anticipate any objections from neighbors on the count of either dust or noise. But if I do get complaints, my plan is to build a little shed for an exhaust filter – maybe just the stock 5 micron filter that came with the original Harbor Freight DC. I can just run the duct out the wall (instead of under the eaves), which will straighten out the duct anyway.

-- Miles

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