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Blog entry by patron posted 02-28-2010 04:11 PM 1914 reads 1 time favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

after months of drifting through a nebula of molasses ,
and collecting parts for a complete shop vacuum system ,
yesterday , i finally got inspired to start the system .
at the heart is a 2hp. 220 v. 18 amp squirrel cage fan from penn state industries .
this has a 12” impeller made of 1/8” steel ,
so i don’t have to worry about it bending or shattering .

in order to get it under the present shop and temporarily set up ,
it was necessary to mount it on a sled , so i could pull it through the maze of
posts and bracing under my house .i consider this a temporary ( ha ! ) hook-up ,
as i am in the process of building a 30’x40’ shop , and the whole shebang will be
relocated then ( don’t hold your breath , it could be a while ) .

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here is the vacuum installed directly under the supply tube ,
and the discharge going outside , i don’t need a separator or cyclone ,
as i can discharge into the great outdoors . i do need to get a 50’ hose ,
so i can move it around once in a while .

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the business end of the tube ( 6 ” ) , that will be distributed around the shop ,
and broken down to 4” with blast gates and flex hoses where needed ,
and a central floor sweep with a 1/4” mesh cover .

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this is an attempt to use a 20’ hose i have , but all the vacuum stuff is like chevys and fords ,
with a little rick-shaw thrown in , so nothing from one vacuum ( shop vac. ) hooks to another .
more parts to come ( sigh ! ) .
before ,


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and after , the 2” hose wouldn’t hook to the 3” reducer ,
so i temp, attached a 4” hose to try it out .


today i will run as much inside as i can , i have to make a wooden pick-up for the unisaw
as there isn’t one made for my saw .
thanks for looking . check in , in about ( ? ) as i attempt to clean my whole house ,
it has been covered in a layer off dust for 10 years now ,
there is only one door to the bathroom in the house ,
as i like it open for heat and visual , i just can’t do anything in here ,
without a weeks worth of waiting for the dust to settle ,
so i can do some finishing !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle



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grizzman

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#1 posted 02-28-2010 04:30 PM

bravo david…that is cool…and its red like toms…man where do you guys get this red stuff…lol..nice ’’TEMPORARY” INSTALL YOU GOT THERE….....now…get to the clean up…holy cow…you bachelors are slackin ...lol…..lets have a clean up party at davids place…....let see my calendar is open in 2012…will be there then…

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

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sras

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 04:40 PM

There’s FLOOR under that dust! Amazing! You are off to a good start. Beware – it is surprising how long temporary set-ups can last. I have a 27 year old temporary router table …

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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patron

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#3 posted 02-28-2010 04:44 PM

grizz ,

by 2012 , i should be hooked up ,
it just started snowing 1/2 hour ago ,
got 1/2” already .
coming your way .
i’m glad i did this yesterday ,
inside today .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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patron

13025 posts in 1979 days


#4 posted 02-28-2010 04:47 PM

sras ,

thats the nice thing about ’ temporary ’ ,
it can last forever !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Karson

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#5 posted 02-28-2010 04:51 PM

David: One Grizz sets the date, I’ll be there also Then you can get the band and it will be party time.

In the meanwhile make good use of the dust re-locator.

Since you are not collecting it.

But I do guess that one question is in order. Do you have to climb under the floor to push that little button to turn it on.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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davidroberts

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#6 posted 02-28-2010 04:55 PM

looks good David. that will be a great addition to your shop. hey the floor of your shop looks a lot like mine. I meant that in a good way, haha.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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patron

13025 posts in 1979 days


#7 posted 02-28-2010 05:02 PM

karson -
by then , elvis should be back ,
i think he was sighted again !
i got it wired to the breaker , for now ,
and have a 220 switch ready for the wire .
david -
i’m going to have to paint it with garage floor epoxy now ,
( that OSB is murder on bare feet , my carpet of sawdust will be gone ) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 02-28-2010 05:25 PM

Unique idea David (a whole house dust collector?) I hope it really does suck:-)) You always have a great approach to what ever work you do. Good job bud.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bigike

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#9 posted 02-28-2010 05:30 PM

nice work, under the shop looks clean now it’s time to get the rest clean. I thought my shop was dirty.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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patron

13025 posts in 1979 days


#10 posted 02-28-2010 05:55 PM

mario -
thats why i need a 50’ hose .
jim -
i hope you are practicing combing your hair ,
for your big build debut ?
maybe a blog with different hair styles for us to pick (LOL) ?
ike -
i got 1600 sq. ft. of cleaning to do !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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ellen35

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#11 posted 02-28-2010 05:57 PM

Cool, David… once it’s up and running… who needs temporary!
Stay in out of that snow! You guys in New Mexico don’t know what snow is!!!
New England… 6 inches is a “dusting”!!!!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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patron

13025 posts in 1979 days


#12 posted 02-28-2010 06:03 PM

ellen -
about 12 years ago ,
we had 6’ in one night !
four days ago ,
i got 8” ,
then two days later it was gone .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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nmkidd

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#13 posted 02-28-2010 07:16 PM

Wow…....Progress….......first a clean table…....and now this!!!!.......what’s the world coming to??

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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Thos. Angle

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#14 posted 02-28-2010 08:06 PM

Gee, David, if things work out, maybe I can come down next winter for the final work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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NBeener

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#15 posted 02-28-2010 08:20 PM

Plumbed?

Buried??

Silent??

NOT taking up shop space??

Wow.

Neat!

Please keep us posted, David. I’m not sure what I could do … since … I’m already in the basement, and living on the slab, but … I’m happy for you!

-- -- Neil

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