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Posted on Seriously: Why not vent dust collectors outside?

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#1 posted 09-15-2009 05:34 AM

You are not alone in venting to the outside. I was very surprised to see that The Wood Whisperer vented to the outside at his old shop. I’m not sure what he will be doing now that he has relocated. It appeared he had a little land around his house so it’s not like he would have been blasting his neighbors with the dust either.

I did learn a little something about Walnut dust a few weeks ago. Walnut trees create a chemical in their roots that prohibits growth in other trees. They do this so there is less competition for the sunlight in the canopy. The chemical remains in the wood and the resulting sawdust can actually kill trees if it is spread around the yard. Just something to keep in mind if you work in a lot of walnut or if your vent would blow material on other trees.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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