I just put this into this series to tie things together, but it’s not in the proper order, so bare with me..
Today, 6/21/2007, I changed the name on this blog, so members could find it easier.
Things sure get haphazard, & messed up when you by a new piece of equipment, especially when you’re cramped for space. I bought a new planer about a year ago, & I’ve been in a tangle ever since.
The first thing I had to do was rearrange all my power tools. After that I had to relocate all of my dust collector ductwork. I decided to replace the 4” plastic pipe with sheet metal. I also bought some new fangled blast gates from Penn State Industries, equipped with switches that turn on the dust collector when each gate is opened.
With the new pipe I ran a 5” main line the length of my shop, branching branching off with 4” to each machine. After cranking it up , & running it the first time, I notice the system seemed much quieter. I guess using a 5” main cut down on the friction.
Now that this is done I need to straighten out the rest of my shop, & start producing.
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