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#1 posted 05-11-2012 01:03 PM

Scot, that’s awesome. If I am not mistaken that is the DC I ordered. I also plan on getting the aluminum blast gates from Grizzly, unless someone confirms they don’t work at all. They seem very reasonably priced. I am still finishing up a project that needs to get done for the boss (wife). After that the garage gets gutted and I start to lay out the pipe. I am going to try to use as little bends a possible when I lay it out. I am also running copper for compressed air with a few different take offs and putting in water separators. Is condensation a concern with DC plumbing? I have never heard about anyone making provisions for it.

Also one more thing that my father is insistent on that I have yet to see, but it makes sense on paper. He is a mechanical engineer and works in a large manufacturing facility. Vacuums create a lot of static, static can create sparks, sparks + fine dust = fuel-air bomb. He is insistent I run a bare copper wire through the system and earth ground it. That is going to add a considerable cost. Is this standard practice, or overkill?


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