Flying Dog House

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Project by gpastor posted 08-07-2014 07:08 PM 1893 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#1 posted 08-07-2014 07:12 PM

Do you use a collection bag on it?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 08-07-2014 07:40 PM

No Larry, I do not use a collection bag or filter. I built one of Bill Pentz cyclones and it separates almost all of the dust. Some of the fine dust dose get past it. This blower it mainly use for my table saw planer and jointer. I have another dust collection for tools that produces fine dust like my 12” disc sander.

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 08-07-2014 08:03 PM

Great solution
I would have to have a floating bowl or bone
Definitely brings a smile


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#4 posted 08-07-2014 08:24 PM

Would it be possible to rotate the whole thing so it blows out SIDEWAYS? Then the air wouldn’t reverberate between the doghouse and the ground so much. Might make it a bit quieter.

Edit … or maybe as simple as putting an elbow on the outlet and point the exhaust to blow out the doggy door.

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#5 posted 08-07-2014 11:31 PM

Love it! I had always planned on having my dust collector, as well as my compressor outside the shop in a bump out, but it just never really worked out that way, and I am really getting tired of the noise.

I like your solution and might duplicate a portion of it, with your blessing of course…. I would also like to see your separator. I have an older WOOD magazine article for building a cyclone and think thats the direction to go in the future.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#6 posted 08-08-2014 05:53 AM

So I think you are saying I can take the bag of my dust collector if I have separator?

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 08-08-2014 12:40 PM

gpastor thats a great idea . may want to add a separator ,if it going outside you may not even need a bag unless the neighbor mind

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#8 posted 08-08-2014 04:30 PM

I just have this one thing to say about evacuating that amount of air to the outside, if you have any type of fuel fired heating system.

Work Safely an have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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