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Project by Troy Cleckler posted 12-21-2014 01:28 AM 1336 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a cyclone system some years ago and when shop started leaking I had to rearrange my shop and stacked things up for storage. I did have some swelling of the MDF so I started looking at different styles of dust collection DIY systems. Well after looking closer at it I decided to reinstall it. Ordered some stuff from rockler and pennstate and this is what I come up with. I should get the main hose on Monday. Plan on using Rocklers Dust Rite system for floor clean up, table saw, jointer, router, lathe, scroll saw and planner. I got the couplings to switch between these tools and I plumbed the band saw, sander and miter saw on separate hoses.
Now have to get started on sealing all the tools. It’ll be good to work in a cleaner less dusty shop once again.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....





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kiefer

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 02:01 AM

That should do the trick and the exaust fan should take care of the rest .
Nice rework looks real nice .

Klaus

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 03:51 AM

Great looking system. How long is the hose with the easy connect you will use for other tools in the shop?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 05:39 AM

Looks like a great start. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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Troy Cleckler

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 10:40 AM


Great looking system. How long is the hose with the easy connect you will use for other tools in the shop?

- Hawaiilad


The hose is 21’ Dust Rite Expandable hose that collapses down to 3’. My shop is 28’ and it is hocked up close to the center which should allow me to reach anywhere in the shop.

Also, as a side note, about the plumbing. I had planned on gluing the pipe this time because I’m pretty sure of machine placement. I also had to a couple of transitions, that I knew needed taping, so I got the gorilla tape and it did so well on the metal to p v c that I tried it at the next p v c joint and this stuff seals good and the joints are strong. Sander port is 2-1/2” and the coupling is 2-1/2 to 4”, used the tape on the butt joint and its plenty strong. This stuff has very good adhesive and does not stretch. it only took a little over half a roll for all the joints.

And I’m rearranging a lot of things. I don’t work with the shop as cluttered as the pic shows.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#5 posted 12-23-2014 04:43 AM

Congrats on the dust system. You made a wise choice on the Gorilla tape, it is fast to use. But also almost might say permanent. My shop vac is a little lose in my DeWalt 734, so I used it to seal it, it was sealed so well, I almost just went and purchase a new hose for the vac

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Troy Cleckler

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#6 posted 12-23-2014 04:52 PM

I bought a 6” dryer vent and I’m gonna run exhaust outside. I don’t think there will be an issue of air exchange due to the fact that I’ve got a gable vent on other end of shop for the air exchange for attic fan that runs most of the time.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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