Dust collection system for my shop

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Project by JoeCool posted 02-17-2009 07:38 PM 8319 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The dust collection system is made from six inch spiral pipe with curve joints. I goes through a trash can lined with foam to dampen noise and catch large objects before going through wall to dust collector in the closet. In the closet is also the air compressor the has a hose the come out into the shop and to the hose re-tracter system.

-- Joe Cool

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#1 posted 02-17-2009 07:39 PM

Also, there are metal gates on the system and I have installed two floor sweeps with metal gates.

-- Joe Cool

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#2 posted 02-17-2009 09:37 PM

NICE setup! where did you get the spiral pipes from? I’m looking to setup a similar (smaller) system, but have yet to find a supplier for the 6” hoses at a reasonable price

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 02-17-2009 09:54 PM

Looks good. Question – how many hp is your DC? What kind of results do you get running that much piping from it? Just curious.


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#4 posted 02-17-2009 10:04 PM

That is the one and one-half horse power shop fox. It works fine because I usually only have one bast gate open at a time so the system pulls the dusk with on problem. I am going to hook up the rockler dust right floor sweep to one of the gates.

-- Joe Cool

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#5 posted 02-17-2009 10:06 PM

When I say floor sweep I mean installing in the center of the shop the extension hose and the wand that acts like a wand on a shop vac only it is hooked up to the shop system. I already installed two stationary floor sweeps at opposite ends of the shop.

-- Joe Cool

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#6 posted 02-18-2009 02:59 AM

In the shop, taking pics on Valentine’s Day.

I snicker.

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#7 posted 02-18-2009 03:10 AM

Good looking system there Joe Cool. Looks like it would very effectice system for a small shop.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 12:59 AM

Damn! That dust extractor room is exactly what I was planning to do with my new shed! Nice one!
Have you got that venting to the outside world?

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#9 posted 03-09-2010 08:06 AM

wow, very impressive dust collection setup… very well done…

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