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Posted on took OUT all the grounding wire I installed in my dust Collection hose

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crank49

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#1 posted 612 days ago

I have had a $25,000 bag house turn into a charred pile of junk from some of that “ain’t gonna happen” static sparking. It can, and does happen.

May not be very likely in a small home/hobby system, but still possible just the same.

I wouldn’t run the wire inside the duct, just along the outside and wrap around a screw head at each connector. The screw should be pointed and extend into the air stream a little; not enough to cause plugging though.

As for your jointer, run a 4”: duct from the jointer to a drop out chamber right next to the machine, then connect your 2 1/2” suction duct to that. Then the big shavings fall out of the air stream before they ever get into the small pipe.

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


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