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wilschroter

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11-03-2019 08:56 PM

Finally finished my dust collection system. Running 40 feet of Schedule 40 PVC Pipe which took forever to paint (actually the hardest part) and my version is heavy as hell (no good reason).

Made great use of the iVac automatic blast gate system for the Miter Saw, Router Table and Planer. High five to the folks there for creating an incredibly easy to use system.

I spoke to the folks at Jet with regard to whether or not the Jet DC-1100VX-CK Dust Collector would be powerful enough to pull dust all the way across the workshop to the miter saw, and they said “probably not”. To my great surprise, it’s got incredible pull. My litmus test was using one of the 2.5” hose areas toward the end with a regular shop vac hose to vacuum up and it was still powerful from the farthest point. Really nice surprise to see.

Anyone have any suggestions about maintenance on these long runs? I purposely used a simple endcap at the far end with the intention that the system might have to be blown out from time to time.


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#1 posted 11-03-2019 09:54 PM

Waaaay to nice. Better paint that Jet DC, or go with powermatic to match haha

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#2 posted 11-03-2019 10:23 PM

Oh man, to have a shop with that much space to work…....the dust collection looks cool too!

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#3 posted 11-04-2019 01:18 AM



Waaaay to nice. Better paint that Jet DC, or go with powermatic to match haha

- BoilerUp21

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#4 posted 11-04-2019 07:28 AM

You ought to send them some pics. Hit them up for advertising $$$$$$$$$

Much less has earned a paycheck.

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#5 posted 11-04-2019 08:57 AM

What a great space.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 11-04-2019 11:38 AM

Do you build anything? Or do you spend all your time keeping that beautiful shop of yours clean? LOL

That is a very nice shop, I’m sure that much space is the envy of many jocks out there.

-- Daniel, Pontiac, MI

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wilschroter

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#7 posted 11-04-2019 11:42 AM

@brawler – It’s been a bit of both actually. I’m a pretty shitty carpenter (not being modest) so it’s been a journey between learning how to build things (hence the workshop) and building the workshop itself.

I’m also fairly OCD about being clean/organized so after every major project I do a full cleanup.

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#8 posted 11-04-2019 11:56 AM

Where did you find the fittings that feed the drops? I’ve never seen anything like those.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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wilschroter

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#9 posted 11-04-2019 12:24 PM


Where did you find the fittings that feed the drops? I’ve never seen anything like those.

- toolie

@toolie those are just 4” PVC pieces attached to a metal blast gate then attached to a 4” > 2.5” reducer. It fits a shop vac hose or is future-proofed for more tools ;)

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#10 posted 11-04-2019 02:36 PM

You have a pretty system. I am not surprised that you have good suction at 40 feet. Since you are using a reducer, you are likely to be getting 8-9” WC. I had that dust collector for a number of years and am familiar with it.

However, if you use a 4” hose on the end you will see the effects of the long pipe length. I have never seen that type of two way clean out hub used in dust collection.

More typically, a one way hub is used and will give improved flow over the two way hub.

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#11 posted 11-04-2019 03:09 PM

What kind of T&G or shiplap is that on your wall, that looks so nice I think I’m going to run some of that in mine I’m sick of looking at drywall.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#12 posted 11-04-2019 03:37 PM

your setup is just beautiful,i have some pretty long runs in my shop too,the only maintenance ive done is if a stick gets sucked up and jambs in the run causing a build up,but thats only happened a couple times over the years.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#13 posted 11-04-2019 04:31 PM



What kind of T&G or shiplap is that on your wall, that looks so nice I think I m going to run some of that in mine I m sick of looking at drywall.

- UpstateNYdude

@upstateNYdude It’s an engineered plank – https://www.wayfair.com/home-improvement/pdp/somerset-floors-wide-x-plank-hickory-12-thick-x-6-wide-x-varying-length-engineered-hardwood-flooring-w000509561.html

Was really easy to install and was what I used to learn how to install hardwood flooring. Pro tip – apparently you’re not supposed to use a pneumatic flooring nailer that you hoist up against the wall and smash with a hammer. I mean… it works :)

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wilschroter

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#14 posted 11-04-2019 04:33 PM



You have a pretty system. I am not surprised that you have good suction at 40 feet. Since you are using a reducer, you are likely to be getting 8-9” WC. I had that dust collector for a number of years and am familiar with it. However, if you use a 4” hose on the end you will see the effects of the long pipe length. I have never seen that type of two way clean out hub used in dust collection.

More typically, a one way hub is used and will give improved flow over the two way hub.

- Redoak49

@Redoak49 I had the unidirectional type the first time out but I screwed up the paint (not the right primer) and had to do it all over again. At the time Home Depot only had the bi-directional so that’s how I got there. I haven’t used the whole system long enough to know whether it holds up.

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#15 posted 11-04-2019 08:12 PM

Both of those fittings are t’s. You would get better flow with y’s. Your double t is for an either direction clean out.

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