McBridge Cabinets – Dust Collection
The dust collection unit that I chose for my 14 X 21 shop was the Temp142CX from Penn State Industries. Some specifications and reasons for picking this unit are as follows:
2 HP, 220V Motor
14” Impeller – 6 Fin
½ Micron Filter Cartridges
Up to 12 Drops
Up to 30 Ft. Runs
Up to 1200 Sq. Ft.
5 Yr. Warranty
I used the economy 26 GA duct work which was noticeably heavier than the stores. Penn State had everything I needed to put this unit in. There was nothing that I ordered that they did not have.
Everything went together very well, from the cyclone unit to the duct work. It took me 5 days to put everything in. I will hook up the hoses as I get the new equipment.
There were three accessories I added to my dust collection system:
1. Cyclone muffler, which really makes a difference. It is quieter than a shop vac.
2. A long range remote dust collection switch and motor starter.
3. Recirculating clean-out system to clean the micron canisters.
The only thing I am going to add to the system is a level cyclone bin sensor.
Penn State Industries had quick shipping and great technical and product support if needed. I highly recommend Penn State Industries and their products. A special thank you to Bill Whitaker for his assistance and guidance.
These are the components for the cyclone unit. All the parts were there and it went together very easily.
This is what the cyclone looked like after being put together and hung on the wall.
Because I am working by myself, I had to figure out a way to hold up the duct sections while I hung them from the ceiling. I came up with a cradle on my scaffolding to accomplish this.
If you have the height, it is better to come straight out of the cyclone. If you do not, you need to come out gradually for better air flow.
I have two main runs on each side of the shop. I used 6” duct on the mains and 4” on the drops.
You can see that I have quite a few elbows, laterals, wyes, reducers and blast gates.
I have a very understanding wife! She let me silicone the canisters together in the kitchen. I do not know if she was real keen on my putting her antique child’s trunk on top for weight.
Here are some pictures of the accessories I added to my dust collection system – the recirculating clean-out system, long range remote and cyclone muffler.
I built a storage cabinet in the dead space between the cyclone and the wall. You will also notice that the wainscoting is done and the chair rail is on. All I need to do is clean up the floor and put the baseboard on.
This is my first major piece of bigger equipment. It is a Makita12” sliding miter box saw. What a great machine! Hope to order the table saw the end of this month.
Thanks for looking at my shop!
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa