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#1 posted 05-09-2012 06:41 PM

With a 3HP machine you should be able to run 6” pipe.
I have a 2HP collector from HF and it does fine for one machine at a time.

Use no Tees, only Wyes for branches.
Two 45 degree elbows are better than one 90 degree elbow. Sweep ells are good.
Minimal use of flex duct is good.

It is not true that a 2 1/2” pipe won’t work on a dust collector. Been working on mine for over a year.
BUT, you can’t suck big chips, like from a jointer or planer through a 2 1/2” pipe. I use the 2 1/2” duct for sanding dust, and dust from my band saw, stuff like that, and it’s fine.

Caution: Bill Pentz is not an engineer, but he has more than enough ego to be one. Some of his dribble is true, but take it for what it is. Ranting by someone with a giant sense of self worth. Buried in there is some pretty good information. I can interpret most of it because I am an engineer and worked with environmental systems for years, but I think some of his suggestions are way beyond what is reality.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H


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