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#1 posted 10-01-2021 10:10 PM

Thanks for the ideas..
I should have been more clear – I don’t intend to use the DC in a stock configuration with the 6” to 3×4” and flex hoses. All of my main equipment is piped, usually with no more than 6” of flex-hose at the machine connection to isolate vibration. My smaller, hand-held machines use a short hose to connect to a gated port on the bench, so I have very little loss from flex-hose. I’m going to either use my existing cyclone or (more likely) upgrade to the SDD XL with 6” pipe in/out. I have a local supplier that stocks 6” PVC, and since this is a new shop and all ducting would have to be built. This is a home shop so I only run 1 machine at a time, and the total run of 6” mains would be about 35’, with 5 4-inch drops to the machines totaling another 40’ at most. The longest machine to DC run would be 44’ (35’ at 6”, 9’ at 4” to machine.

My old system looked very similar to the link provided by clagwell, except that I used a closed-end filter. After a year of operation, there was virtually no dust in the filter or in the closed end. I expect to use the same general configuration in the new shop using the parts from the SB1100.

What I liked about starting with the SB1100 is that it had decent CFM and SP, the impeller housing will fit directly onto the SDD (or XL), it has built-in pressure gauge to show operational status, and a motorized, self-cleaning 1-micron filter. That’s a lot of value, and I can sell my HF+SDD+micron filter setup and recover a few $. It’s just that I haven’t heard of anybody using anything from South Bend.

-- Glenn, Jersey Shore, NJ

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