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Forum topic by theshed posted 10-05-2017 11:38 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2017 11:38 PM

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My new workshop is just about complete. The workshop has a room upstairs I can use for the sharpening station, storage, etc. I want to store the dust collector upstairs also. My question is can the dust collector collection container be down stairs and still work as it should. I purchased the 2HP collector from Harbor Freight and will be converting it to a two stage using the Thein baffle system.

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 12:54 AM

You might want to read some recent threads concerning the HF and effect of separators.

I wonder the effect on the system of pulling everything up a story. I would guess you need more air speed to pull it up to the next floor.

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#2 posted 10-06-2017 02:20 PM

There is another recent thread on this same combination and the person who owned it concluded the air flow was inadequate even on level ground. You might want to check it out if you can find it. You will lose a lot of air flow through the Thein baffle.

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#3 posted 10-06-2017 05:38 PM

As set up, one of my collectors has to pull up, near the ceiling, then drops back down to the top of a cyclone. As such, it would not hurt much to raise it another couple feet. In fact, it would improve things, since the unit would no longer have to run up and back down.

One of my other collectors also has to go up, but only about four or five feet. As such, I am thinking of moving it out into one of the garage bays, and raising it about for feet, so it doesn’t have to raise anything at all. That would leave me storage under it and improve pull, at least a little.

On a side note, once in the shop, I’d build an insulated box over it with return air to the shop. That’s a consideration for yours too – free air flow between the lower and upper areas, so you don’t place more restrictions on the flow.

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