I finally finished the cabinet doors for my client, and at this moment my next job will not begin for another week or two. Thus, it’s time for me to turn my attention to the neglected shop. I mentioned that I had purchased probably the last Clear Vue dust collector from the previous owner, Ed Morgano, back in May. My first order of business – complete the dust collector room.
I had already dedicated a place for the collector when I moved in, and roughed in the area. I knew I was either going to buy a cyclone some day, or at the very least, use my Jet collector. If left with the last option, I would still have to pipe the shop (and I would probably not be able to use the unit efficiently – a selling point for me to use in convincing my wife that I should purchase a new one).
I’m going to put some foam boards on the walls to cut down on some noise.
The room is 3’ wide by 4’ deep, with a ceiling height of 11’ 2”. I put furnace filters on top to allow heat to escape. I know how those 5 hp motors can get after using them on a hot summer day!
After finishing the top, I turned my attention to painting the parts. I’ve read some blogs where people said they would not purchase a Clear Vue because it had to be put together. Well, I enjoy putting things together, and feel I will be able to customize this way beyond any welded dust collector – that was one of the selling points for me.
The parts you see are for the motor and blower housing, and some clips. I primed them, and intend to paint the parts black, with a white mounting bracket for the motor (at the point of these pictures, I had not built them).
Although I already wired the room for 220v, and also have a light in the closet, I’m going to rewire with a junction box, some switches (so I can work on it without having to flip the circuit), and the relay. That will be in my next blog.
Getting itchy for this collector to do it’s job!!!!
-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.