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Not exactly woodworking, but close enough. #12: Progress on the dust collection upgrades finally!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 10-22-2010 03:09 AM 7153 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally managed to figure out the template thing for the side inlet, and although the cut is a bit oversized, and high, some careful application of an angle grinder, a hammer, and more than a little clear silicone caulk, and I am in business with 5” in and out of the Thien separator… I go to a Wye fitting that goes to my branches…. You can see how I plugged the original hole for the 4” elbow, which was simply to tape over it with the aluminum HVAC tape. So far so good, but I haven’t powered it up yet…

Now the the Wye fitting, and branches at this point will be behind a shelving unit, so putting the blast gates there will not work so they go closer to the tools… I hope that doesn’t kill flow…

I do presently have both branches started though, and I am happy with that. First the upright. Since I am making a 90 out of 2 45s, I figured separating the pipes may be important here… So aluminum HVAC tape is being used to join them. I had it, it was cheap, and easy to use…

Now with the upright done, the horizontal is going pretty much straight down the wall. I wish I could have gotten it about 4” lower, but I am up against the plumbing for the water softener / reverse osmosis system… (Lousy water here…) As soon as I pass the R/O. system, I have the blast gate for this branch. The one for the overhead is going to be a PAIN though… The bit of tubing propping up the Wye is because those joints are drying right now. I am using clear silicone caulk to make and seal these connections as well. I can brute force the stuff apart if I have to..

The pipes are attached to the wall using PVC pipe strapping, and drywall anchors. I am putting a full wrap around the pipe, I am not certain this is necessary, but it seems to be working for me. I am thinking about building some sort of saddle for the next couple of wyes to sit it to take the pressure off of the rest of the pipe, to resist trying to twist down (I want the Wye to point 90 degrees from the wall to go almost directly into my dust ports…)

I will get a LOT more done on it this weekend hopefully. I have a 5’ joint to run by the band saw before I run the Wye there, and then 2 more feet for the drill press, and then 3 for the lathe and I am out of shop…

Well, it is time to shower up. Thanks for reading my babbling…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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#1 posted 10-23-2010 06:01 AM

Since there seems to be plenty of interest in the reads on this one, I am just going to tack this here. No pics, mostly because it is sitting curing now, but… I have set up and attached the down pipe and 2 45s for the down pipe to feed the table saw, I have also measured out, and glued in the 5’ cross pipe, well 5’6” cross pipe actually, to get to the other side of the band saw, and of course the 45 to point up, I just need a couple of short cutoffs to silicone the blast gate to, and run the short flex hose…

The shelving unit is back in place, so I had better be done back there…

On a non related note, I FINALLY got up off my fat duff to go to fix a wiggling dining room chair, flipped the thing upside down, and the legs simply slipped out of the seat bottom. It appears that in Thailand where this POS was made, wood glue must be too expensive… So a little Titebond 2, some clamp time, and it’s WAY better than new…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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