|Project by ca8920||posted 03-18-2015 04:49 AM||1588 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve wanted to upgrade my vacuum system for a while now and got around to it over the weekend. Thanks to my friend David Jones for his help with the pipes.
My shop is a garage more than a shop and everything has to be on wheels. I couldn’t run vacuum hoses across the floor so I had to run it along the ceiling. My vacuum system uses 4” irrigation pipe which connects to Rockler blast gates quite well.
The existing vacuum drop was a 4” fixed drop with a flex hose along the garage wall. For my new vacuum drop I tapped into the existing 4” line by adding a “T”, then ran a 4” pipe across the garage roof then down the length of the garage to my lathe, work bench area. By running the pipe across the roof I was able to keep the garage floor clear for vehicle parking. For stability a 4” x 10’ cedar post was installed between the garage floor and the ceiling. After the cedar post installation, I ran the 4” vacuum pipe down the cedar post to a blast gate. A flex hose was attached to the blast gate for use with my lathe, band saw, down draft sanding table and belt sander. All joints were wrapped with rubberized sealing tape. The new drop works great, this is going to be a great addition to the shop.
-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch