Dust collection #1: Dust Collecting System

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Blog entry by captferd posted 959 days ago 4745 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Part of the big picture when I built my wood shop was dust collection. I had a small setup in my old shop at home using an older model jet with the 2 bags. Over the years I breathed in a lot of fine saw dust that was making its way through the bags. I originally was going to use the same one in this shop except with a few added modifications but changed my mind after a lot of research into this project.

I decided to go with a cyclone type dust collector and some secondary collectors at the machines that produce a lot of chips like the planer. Ill get to that later. After shopping around I ran across the Grizzly GO440. Heavy duty metal construction at a reasonable price.

This monster isn’t the easiest machine in the world to put up. Very heavy, but every hole is precise and lines up perfectly.

Next up Ill show you how we ran the pipes.

-- CaptFerd

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#1 posted 959 days ago

Looks like your off to a good start captferd….looks like your chip drum is a little small..can u raise it up just in case u want to add a bigger drum?when i did my cyclone i put the blower outside to eleminate most of the noise, an i was able to get it close to the celing, an now i have room for a 55gal fiber drum. my inside pipe is air duct, but thats junk, i,m going today to get some aulim earagation pipe that a farmer has an dont use any cyclone is in my projects..its made from a 55 gal drum. keep us posted on your progress


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#2 posted 958 days ago

That, Kind Sir, is a BEAST !

Any post that has a picture of a pickup truck with its bed full of Grizzly On A Pallet … is a good post, to me !

Good pick. I’m sure you’ll love it.

And I’ll be watching :-)

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 958 days ago

Super cool! It looks right at home in that part of the shop. Thanks for the post.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#4 posted 958 days ago

That thing looks like it really sucks LOL Nice buy!

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#5 posted 958 days ago

I’m not sure you are going to like this DC, can I intrest you in a TRADE,.....
Your Grizzly for my new (& as of yet, unused) 2HP HF DC with a Wynn Enviromental 35A274NANO canister filter? No, really, that Grizzly takes up so much of your valiable shop space. LOL. Nice score!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 958 days ago

kizerpea: You know I didnt give that a thought untill the second that I rolled that can up under. It looks small but I think its 33 gal. And your right about that furnace pipe I was going to talk about that in my next post.

DIYaholic: I originally was going to convert my Jet like the HF your talkin about. Thats not a bad set up. Let me think about it.

Thanks everyone

-- CaptFerd

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