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Five years later, Workshop Remodel. Going from pretty to functional #11: Connecting, hanging, and shrinkng dust collection pvc

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 95 days ago 1230 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Update on dust collection via water filtration Part 11 of Five years later, Workshop Remodel. Going from pretty to functional series Part 12: Miter saw dust collection update »

My method for making pipe hangers, connecting dust collection pipe for air tightness without tape, and shrinking pvc to hug blast gate flanges for small shop owners

This is only my method of doing this. There are many good ways and your mileage may vary. I just thought I’d share it in case someone can used it. Thanks for watching. If the video doesn’t show below then you can see it here

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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robert triplett

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#1 posted 95 days ago

Thanks for showing this. I have to be considering better dust collection in a new shop. I like to see different ways to do it.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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TechRedneck

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#2 posted 95 days ago

I thought about heat shrinking the ends of the pipe to fit onto the gate, your method looks pretty good by using the steel band to carry the heat. I may try this next time.

What I ended up doing was cutting a series of 1” slits in the end of the pipe on the band saw. I drew a circle one inch from the end and cut the line 4 times (8 slits) then wrapped the outside with some wide electrical tape to seal over the slits. Then I wrapped the lip of the blast gate with some standard electrical tape.

Slide a clamp on the pipe, slide over the gate and tighten it up. The kerf of the saw blade in the slits is more than enough to close in tight over the gate. They’ve been solid and sealed for several years now and are easy to change out if needed as the shop grows.

I like your idea with the pipe holders, better than what I came up with. I’m going to try some of those.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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grizzman

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#3 posted 95 days ago

you have it down really well, its great having good dust collection…and you have done this really well…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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