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Dust Collector - Now What?

by BattleRidge
posted 09-15-2018 06:22 PM


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WoodES

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 04:30 AM

Your DC is similar to mine, I have bag system for now with an upgrade planned.

I used “6 pvc drain pipe for the runs. The pipe was affordable but the fitting are money and you will need to plan carefully.

I never planned for using the 4” fitting at the DC. Using the larger size will provide increased flow and better removal of the chips and fine material. Plan for a separator, cyclone or Thien will work fine. I have a Thien just before the DC and have a trash can for the table saw which also connects to the planner & joiner when in use.

The system runs above the rafters and branches to the drops. Once the 6” drops down, I switch to a 4”, then blast gate and 4” flex hose to the tool. Given your layout, consider several 6” drops which then switch to 4” with blast gates at the tools. This will control the airflow.

Do a search for dust collection on this forum, lots of other ideas already posted.

Just remember once this project sucks, you have achieved success..

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fly2low

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#2 posted 09-16-2018 04:48 AM

This site has helped me a bunch
http://billpentz.com/woodworking/cyclone/index.cfm#index.cfm
There is a bit of a religious fervor to the site, but informative none the less
I am in the process of installing my cyclone. Went with 6” pvc drain pipe. Look for an irrigation store. Fowlers covers much of the NW part of the country. I am going to enlarge the access on most of my machines to 6” for air flow purposes.

-- Rich Gig Harbor, WA

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Redoak49

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#3 posted 09-16-2018 11:19 AM

Do not worry about 1700 cfm because it will never get there. Real cfm is in the 700-800 range. Too bad mfg list unrealistic ratings.

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