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Venting D/C to the outside. What hardware to use?

by fivecodys
posted 01-11-2018 10:46 PM


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coxhaus

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#1 posted 01-11-2018 10:57 PM

I want to run my DC outside also but I have a 6 inch pipe. I wonder if they make different size vents? I have not been able to find a 6 inch vent for outside.

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#2 posted 01-11-2018 11:48 PM

I thought about doing that at one point but here in Oregon it gets cold and wet in the winter when I do most of my work in the shop and I would end up exhausting all the warm air from my heating system.
Just a thought….

My thought was to mount the dust collector itself outside the shop….in my case in the adjacent car port where it was under cover …but adding an outside closet to hold the dust collector would do. That would get the noise of the collector and all of the dust outside and additionally provide more room in the shop.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 01-11-2018 11:56 PM

I wouldn’t restrict it at all. I have a separator outside on a 55 gal drum. If it was inside I’d just put a 45 outside to keep the rain out.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 01-11-2018 11:57 PM

You should be able to find vents at 6”. Here’s an example.

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#5 posted 01-12-2018 12:09 AM

I just have a 45 on the end.

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#6 posted 01-12-2018 12:13 AM



I just have a 45 on the end.

- MrRon

Just point it at the ground? I can do that!

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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#7 posted 01-12-2018 11:01 PM


You should be able to find vents at 6”. Here s an example.

- Siv

I ordered a 6 inch vent My vent faces north so I would like a flap rather than just an open 45.

They also list 5 inch vents.

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#8 posted 01-12-2018 11:11 PM

Another option to explore are garage door exhaust ports, though they won’t have the deflector on them. Thickness of the wall and siding could also be an issue. I use one for the exhaust hose on my portable AC/heater in my shop. Not sure about 6” but I seem to recall there being 5” ports.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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coxhaus

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#9 posted 01-13-2018 10:14 AM

I woke up this morning thinking maybe the 6 inch vent I ordered above will add back too much pressure since it doesn’t open fully. Do you think this will be a problem.

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