Hello all, I’ve been a long time lurker, this will be my first post.
I bought a HF dust collector a while back, and am working on modding it to meet my wants/needs. I am working out of a 2 car attached garage (read 1.5 car), so dust control is important. I dont want to exhaust outside, because I heat the garage at times in the winter. This garage is also shared with my wife’s car, so floor space is at a premium,like most of us. So, I decided to think up….
Here is where the DC currently resides, which could change once I finish my mods. Yes, I know its a mess. I also need to find a place for the two top tool boxes resting on my table saw.
I plan on adding a Wynn filter, and a super dust deputy. I could possibly get a SDD XL to allow for future upgrades. I have been inspired by three different posts by John Heisz HERE and another design by Ty Moser HERE as well as this sweet setup by LJer WhyMe HERE
I am currently torn between two setup designs, the second and third links above, and this one, which is a modified version of John Heisz. Please forgive my crappy paint skills.
The blower will sit on top like Johns,and the filter will be enclosed in a plywood box. SDD will go straight into the filter above, and use either a drum or bin below. This plan would take up the least amount of floor space. My concern is that this design will effect the performance of the blower, however it will allow me to upgrade the blower in the future,possibly with a home made blower.
What does the LJ community think?