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#1 posted 02-20-2017 01:54 AM


Some great suggestions in this thread. Do you have a cost issue in the electricity used to power the machies? Turning a 3 hp motor on and off is a big surge of power. I’m limiting myself to 2 hp. The impellar size affects the pressure and volume of the air flow.

As Kelly has brought forward there are issues with what is used to funnel the wood and saw dust. You can use 6” plastic pipe, and that needs good grounding due to static electricity and the y pipe is where the cost comes in.

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