I have created four zones, so to speak, for my D.C. upgrade. They are controlled with four 4” blast gates all located close together and close to the D.C. I will only use one zone at a time for maximum efficiency. I used a combination of D.C. fittings, blast gates, sheet metal fittings as well as sheet metal duct work. Now an explanation of the various zones.
The first zone on the right is dedicated to my planer and later to my joiner once I get it modified.
The second zone is dedicated to my table saw for now but I plan on sharing this zone with my router table and possibly use it as a floor sweep.
The third zone runs across the ceiling of my shop and is dedicated to my miter saw. This freed up my shop vac which I had been using for this purpose.
The fourth zone, and longest one, services four tools, my drum sander, combination belt/disk sander, scroll saw, and spindle sander. All these tools are mobile.
Zone one, planer!
Zone two, table saw!
Zone three, miter saw!
Oh, I have an air filtration unit sitting above my table saw.
Zone four, spindle sander, scroll saw, belt/disk sander, drum sander. Two tools share a 2 1/2” port with blast gate.
This is as far as I a going right now with this system.
I still have my Jet D.C. which I plan on using for my lathe and drill press. That is it for now. I don’t pretend to be an expert on designing D.C. systems, this just suited my needs the best. It is a step up from what I had. Thanks for all your comments and suggestions, I appreciate every one of them.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green