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Posted on (Another) Dust collection question for a very small shop

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 02:42 AM

Hello and thank you for your help everyone. I’ve been reading what everyone has to say and showing it to my husband so we can understand the options that are out there.

The sound-proofing is a good idea and actually be easily done – I can get what’s call ””egg crate foam””: and put it on our ceiling and maybe a few of the walls to help muffle the sound. Good idea, thanks Doc!!

I do have a very small shop vac:

that i use when i use the drill press inside. its loud, but not horrible. it’s louder than I prefer. I guess my solution would need to be (possibly) a two part system. One system that would suck up the large chunks and and a very good air-filtration system. I’m totally willing to put in some money for a really good air filtration system. The large chucks I completely agree, can be swept up (for the most part) and then vacuumed. it is the small particles i really, really worry about.

I am really hoping that I am able to get a air filtration system that is good enough that i could probably get away with using mostly a dust-be-gone mask. I already have to wear that in the shop to control my allergies.

what i think i really can’t see myself doing is wearing a respirator for a long time in the shop. I do it when i am exposed to fumes and other very harmful dust. but being a woman, my neck supports less weight, and can really only tolerate wearing a respirator for about an hour before I have to take a break and give my neck a rest.

David – my dad mentioned an idea similar to yours, using the outside window to pull air out of the room and thus creating a vacuum that would help the dust from leaking out into the main room. I’m going to see if we can also explore that idea more. The HVAC guy is also a smart idea. I am going to look into that. We also already have the clear painter’s shield as we made a similar shield for when i worked out on patio during the winter. so it’ll be nice to reuse some things i already have.

So it would be nice if my solution for large dust is something that i can connect to a main tube, which maybe splits and grabs the dust from each machine (with slots that close as to not lessen the suction), but something i can disconnect and vacuum my mini shop if i need to. I just don’t want a large pile of shaving to pile up as it can cause an accident due to slipping.

Then of course a very good air filtration system. I keep hearing the I should use the Jet air-filtration system. Does everyone agree the Jet 1000CFM Air Filtration System w/Remote Control is the best one for my situation?

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