I, like a lot of you out there, ordered the plans and video of Norm’s latest router table, and built it about 4 months ago. I built it exactly like the plans called for and put the PVC “T-Y” dust connection fittings in the back, glueing them in. I ran the 2 1/2” hose from the dust port at the fence down to the top opening in the T, sealed if off to prevent air loss, and hooked up a 4” line from my d.c., which is enclosed in a room about 20 ft. from the r.t., and reduced it to a 2 1/2” to fit the PVC. I drilled 4- 1” holes across the bottom of the door for the “makeup air” as Norm called it. I used 1/4 ” plywood instead of Plexy. That should make no difference.
This setup really”sucks”(no pun). It is way tooo small to draw air from both places. Frustrated, I disconnected the 4” line going into the box, and sealed it off, and moved the 4” reduced to 2 1/2” to the fence.
How many of you have this same problem, or had it? The PVC being glued in means I’d have to tear the back off and start over again. I’d like some feedback on this, pros and cons, and a possible fix. Rick D.
-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!