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#1 posted 10-04-2012 06:18 PM

Ed, thanks, those are excellent points.

On the DC issue, I would like to improve it. My ductwork is 6” mains throughout the shop. Some of the tools have 6” ports, but some do not. And those that do not would be difficult to adapt to 6”. The weak link in the change is my cyclone. I have a Laguna 2HP portable cyclone with .5 micron filters. This is an enormous improvement from the 1-1/2 HP Jet bagger that I had before. Leaps and bounds. But someday I would really like to move up to a 5HP Clearvue. Right now, unfortunately, I don’t have a way to fit that into my shop.

As for sizing the AC, you make excellent points. The one caveat I would offer is that I don’t enjoy having the temperature as low as 73. I prefer it around 77 or 78. Outside temps here in the summer are typically in the low 80s, occasionally getting into the 90s, and we might have 1 or 2 100+ days per year. Humidity rarely gets above 55 here. But with the poor insulation and large shop, you may be right that an even larger unit would be better.

Thank you for your insights and experience!

-- Kelby

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