Dust Collection Blast Gates

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Project by TysonK posted 09-29-2016 06:14 PM 1601 views 26 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This summer’s main project was to put dust collection in my garage shop. It shouldn’t have taken as long as it did, but I built my own cyclone(s), one failed in the build phase, one after, and this was the 2nd set of blast gates as well, the first attempt failed.

Things are up and running though and these work well, so if anyone wants to go through the trouble of building their own BGs, here are some plans (for 4” pipe) and a build video.

YouTube Blast Gates

-- -- Tyson

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#1 posted 09-29-2016 06:54 PM

That is sweet! Love that gate design. Nicely done.

-- PaulMayer,

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#2 posted 09-29-2016 09:45 PM

I really like this design, especially how you are able to use the pull string and push rod to open and close them. I had stumbled upon your video on YouTube a day or 2 ago and saved it to watch again. After seeing how ingenious this design is, I wondered why no one has done it before. These should be “patent pending” because soon, everyone will be making them like this.

-- 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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#3 posted 09-29-2016 10:39 PM

Thanks! To be sure, I didn’t invent this idea, I got the idea from other LJs. I did draw up my own version, but thanks to all you out there that continue to inspire and share ideas.

I will say, they do work very well for wall or ceiling in any orientation, so I’m glad of that.

-- -- Tyson

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#4 posted 09-30-2016 02:52 AM

The blast gates designs keep getting better, nice idea, sturdy and not sliding gate to jamp and leak.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 09-30-2016 10:30 AM

Its got a definate french look about it thats for sure.
Now if they had added a string to theirs they could do away with an attendant and it would be self serve!!

A very well produced video George Lucas would be proud of you

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 09-30-2016 10:41 AM

Clever design. Fine job

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#7 posted 09-30-2016 06:09 PM

Great— You can come and experiment on a new design with my system ANYTIME!

They look better than the Rockler/Woodcraft ones that I have!

-- just rjR

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#8 posted 10-01-2016 11:29 AM

Great idea. Thank for share

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#9 posted 10-02-2016 12:05 AM

Thanks all, very kind!

robscastle, It’s one of my life ambitions to make George Lucas proud, so thanks, check that one off the bucket list.

-- -- Tyson

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