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PVC Dust Collection Blast Gate - self cleaning design with a detent feature

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Blog entry by GlassImpressions posted 02-17-2015 05:23 PM 3297 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I filmed the build on my YouTube Channel. Please check it out! Please like, share, and if you enjoyed the video subscribe! http://youtu.be/ACLFMAfV1fk

I recently added a Clearvue Cyclone dust collector to my shop. I plumbed it completely with 6” and 4” PVC piping. I needed a way to close off each branch to maximize the performance of the dust collector. Commercially available plastic blast gates are way to cheap and clog easily. The metal blast gates that solve this issue are price accordingly, EXPENSIVE! So I decided to build my own! This design is self cleaning, and has a detent feature to help keep in open or closed if it is mounted at an angle.

Material: 1/2” baltic birch plywood, glue, screws, spring, ball bearing, set screw, pvc pipe, pvc fitting, epoxy

Construction: Butt joints, clue, screws, epoxy

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-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw



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arvanlaar

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#1 posted 02-17-2015 08:15 PM

No pictures again…

-- New to working and learning as much as I can :D

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GlassImpressions

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#2 posted 02-17-2015 08:20 PM



No pictures again…

- arvanlaar

Cant have pictures in a blog post?

-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw

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Desert_Woodworker

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#3 posted 02-20-2015 03:10 PM

Pictures? A picture is worth a 1000 words!

-- Desert_Woodworker

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