|Project by gpastor||posted 08-07-2014 07:08 PM||1958 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
After working in someone else’s shop while on vacation this past summer I realized that I was not using my dust collection system in my shop as much as I should. The main reason was that it was just to loud. The shop that I had visited had a dust separator and blower in the basement and the shop was on the first floor. What a differences that made. The only thing you could hear when it was running was the sound of air rushing through the pipe. So when I got home I was determined to get my blower outside of my shop. I didn’t have to many possibilities given my shop is a basement shop. So I moved the blower outside and yes I am aware of the dangers pulling a negative draw in my house and how this is pulling condition air out of my house.
After getting it mounted to the side of the house and cutting a 6” hole to pipe it, I needed to build some type of cover for it to keep it out of the weather and to “dress” it up just a bit. So I figured I would make it look like a dog house. I was going to build it so it was on the ground but it would have made it very large. Trying to minimize the size of this eye sore I just built it off the ground. The funny this is I have dogs and when people ask why is that dog house a foot off the ground, I just start it up. It sure sounds like it going to lift off and fly away.
If you have any good ideas how to make these thing any quiter I am sure many of us would like to know.
I have built a muffler for it but it only took it down a few DBI’s
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