|Project by joshtank||posted 01-24-2011 11:13 PM||3310 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
This weekend I finished reorganizing the shop and got the new dust collector installed. I poured concrete and did a small ‘addition’ to the garage in a back corner. The roof of it fit perfectly under the sofiting, and aside from nothing about my garage being square and level, it was fine. The new room has three 14” by 6” vents going to the outside. The DC system has 3 gated drops all kept at 4″ pipe. Table saw, radial arm saw and a 3″ diameter vacuum flex hose at the end at the main workbench – good to drop down for sanding etc. One switch, by the table saw, turns on the DC and then gives power to the table saw. The top outlet pictured gives power to the switch and bottom outlet. At first I was going to just leave the outlet in the dust collector room. But, although having a cord plug in and go into the wall looks sort of odd, I’m already glad I left another outlet available. A hinged door makes emptying the DC bag easy. It DC is a bit quieter in the separate room for sure, and doesn’t take up space in the shop.
-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com