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Forum topic by alittleoff posted 10-25-2017 04:46 PM 705 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-25-2017 04:46 PM

After looking and reading all the reviews on the entire web I finally decided that know one knew which Dust Collector was best or would even work. From Grizzly to Oneida I could not find one that was supposed to do the job. After a hard decision I ordered the 3 HP pflux, not because of reviews, some good some bad, but because I wanted an liked it an figured it would do the job as well as the rest. None seemed to satisfy anyone anyway so why not get what I liked.
Now for the question. Should I run a straight 5 or 10 foot Section of 6 in. Pipe out of the machine before adding any 90 degree fittings. Or can I turn up into the ceiling as soon as I connect to it with a long radius turn. I’m going to use 45 and 22 1\2” fittings to get 90 degrees. Thanks for any answers in advance.

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#1 posted 10-25-2017 06:51 PM

Run at least a 5ft section of straight pipe out of the machine b/f you have any turns.

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#2 posted 10-26-2017 05:14 AM

Agree with Manitario, run at least a couple of feet (I ran about 8’) before any hard turns. I also like my straight pipe to be a few inches higher than the collector (I connect with flex hose) to make sure I don’t get any saw dust stuck in the main line.

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#3 posted 10-26-2017 11:15 AM

With this dust collector and others like it with the short cone, I would do anything possible to improve separation. The short cone ones seem to have problems with good separation.

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