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Steve Peterson

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#1 posted 10-01-2010 07:40 PM

I have a Clearvue cyclone with ungrounded PVC pipe. The only issue I ever had was a ticking sound where the spiral pipe had a small gap (1/16”) between the wire and the frame of my bandsaw. I bent the wire so it touches the frame. Now that section of spiral pipe is grounded and does not spark. I planned to ground all of the spiral pipe wires to earth ground, but none of the other locations bother me.

The only places that you may have issues is where you touch the pipes. Most of my PVC pipe is up near the ceiling. The only parts I touch are the blast gates and I can always ground them to the machine chassis if needed.

btw: I am in California where the humidity probably ranges from 20-30% most of the time. More humid locations should have even less issues. Arizona at 8% humidity might be slightly worse.

-- Steve

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