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PVC Dust Collection Blast Gate - self cleaning design with a detent feature

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Project by GlassImpressions posted 02-17-2015 05:24 PM 3973 views 38 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I filmed the build on my YouTube Channel. Please check it out! Please like, share, and if you enjoyed the video subscribe! http://youtu.be/ACLFMAfV1fk

I recently added a Clearvue Cyclone dust collector to my shop. I plumbed it completely with 6” and 4” PVC piping. I needed a way to close off each branch to maximize the performance of the dust collector. Commercially available plastic blast gates are way to cheap and clog easily. The metal blast gates that solve this issue are price accordingly, EXPENSIVE! So I decided to build my own! This design is self cleaning, and has a detent feature to help keep in open or closed if it is mounted at an angle.

Material: 1/2” baltic birch plywood, glue, screws, spring, ball bearing, set screw, pvc pipe, pvc fitting, epoxy

Construction: Butt joints, clue, screws, epoxy

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-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw





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English

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#1 posted 02-18-2015 12:14 AM

Good looking blast gates!! Very nice looking dust collection system..

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 02-18-2015 02:02 AM


Good looking blast gates!! Very nice looking dust collection system..

- English

Thank you!!!!

-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw

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#3 posted 02-18-2015 03:56 PM

From a former teacher I give you 5 stars for your presentation. I enjoyed the professional, “quick” step by step executation of the project.
ps- 5 stars for the workshop

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#4 posted 02-18-2015 04:00 PM



From a former teacher I give you 5 stars for your presentation. I enjoyed the professional, “quick” step by step executation of the project.
ps- 5 stars for the workshop

- Desert_Woodworker

Thank you Desert! That is exactly what I was going for! Not a lot of talking and showing how to do a task! I hope you subscribed!!!!!!! New video each week!

-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw

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#5 posted 02-18-2015 04:49 PM

? on the video you used what I believe was a 2 part accelatered glue? Would you please share the brand, for this may be something that I would use

Oh yeah I subscribed- Good stuff!

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#6 posted 02-18-2015 04:52 PM

Google “Gorilla glue epoxy”

Gives you quick adhesion for plastics, wood, metal, glass, stone, etc


? on the video you used what I believe was a 2 part accelatered glue? Would you please share the brand, for this may be something that I would use

Oh yeah I subscribed- Good stuff!

- Desert_Woodworker


-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw

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#7 posted 02-19-2015 11:06 PM

Can you elaborate on what about the design makes this self cleaning compared to those that are not?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#8 posted 02-20-2015 03:45 AM

The sliding portion is always in the grove. There is no room for saw dust to collect. The cheap plastic gates open and the space where the gate used to be is now open and saw dust collects. When you try to close the gate the saw dust prevents it from closing the entire way.

-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw

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#9 posted 07-08-2015 03:57 AM

Love the concept and use them in my shop. I found ballbearings and springs at a local Ace Hardware. Functionally they work well and are easy enough to make. However, epoxy at the coupling and wood did not hold for long. I turned to construction caulking and I’m pretty satisfied. Thanks for sharing.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#10 posted 07-08-2015 12:20 PM


Love the concept and use them in my shop. I found ballbearings and springs at a local Ace Hardware. Functionally they work well and are easy enough to make. However, epoxy at the coupling and wood did not hold for long. I turned to construction caulking and I m pretty satisfied. Thanks for sharing.

- MikeSpanky

Thank you for the update Mike. So far, my epoxy is doing just fine. I will try construction adhesive if they fail. have a great day!

-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw

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