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Forum topic by Medickep posted 09-01-2015 04:01 AM 718 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Medickep

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09-01-2015 04:01 AM

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With a bunch of birthday gift cards, I was considering getting the Super dust deputy and making my life a little easier! My current shop has duct going both ways from my collector and I was wondering if this was an issue, or would lower the results at all. I thought I heard someone mentioned that it would work better one way and and work harder to draw the dust the other way. I’m sure I would notice as I still find myself cleaning up dust (just not as much), but I thought I would ask the folks here!

Thanks for any thoughts!

-- Keith


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joey502

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#1 posted 09-01-2015 04:16 AM

I added a Super DD to my 1hp delta collector and can not say enough good things about it. I us it for my lunch box planer, 6” jointer and TS. Works beautifully.

I do not know the answer to the ducting in two direction issue you have. With the use of blast gates I do not think you will have problems, mine y’s off twice.

I will suggest the use of a 50 gallon plastic drum if space permits. I bought a 30 gallon when I set it up, I would prefer to empty it less.

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#2 posted 09-01-2015 11:28 AM

Just don’t buy the lil DD, 99.00 for a couple plastic buckets and a “special cone”.

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hairy

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#3 posted 09-01-2015 12:04 PM

You want it between the collector inlet and the rest of the piping. You might want to consider a y pipe or plenum.

Here’s my experience with it. I think it was worth doing. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/66128

Some folks combine the DC and the SDD into 1 big unit. Overall, I can see it taking up less floor space and possibly working better. I kept it all separate pieces connected by hose . Someday it has to get carried out of the basement.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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Medickep

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#4 posted 09-01-2015 01:36 PM

Thanks everybody for the help and thoughts.

Hairy-

I shouldn’t have an issue if you went straight up with yours that high and had no issues.

-- Keith

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#5 posted 09-08-2015 03:49 AM

I think I’m going to mount my motor and fan to a wall, but noticed an arrow pointing up on the frame by the propeller.

Will this cause a problem with performance?

Seems like a lot of guys do this!

Pj
Ok

-- Keith

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Medickep

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#6 posted 09-08-2015 04:08 AM

I suppose it will be pointing the way even mounted to the wall! Towards the super dust deputy!

-- Keith

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#7 posted 09-08-2015 05:18 AM

I tested a super dust deputy versus a trashcan lid separator with the same kind of blower and lengths of pipe and I got the same cfm through each one.

Whether it actually separated better is a little harder to quantify.

Might be something to consider.

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Medickep

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#8 posted 09-08-2015 01:38 PM

Azwoody-

My neighbor just gave me a trash can separator but I’ve hade such good luck with my smaller DD I didn’t want to set every up for the trash can separator only to find I had to change my setup for the super dust deputy.

If you’re saying the difference is hard to tell them I may save myself 170.00$ and try the trash can first!

-- Keith

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#9 posted 09-08-2015 01:51 PM

I used the trash can lid separator from Woodcraft and switched to the SDD and see far less saw dust in my bag from using the SDD. My trash can lid separator is now just collecting dust in the attic. Which reminds me I need to put the trash can lid separator out at the yard sale.

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WhyMe

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#10 posted 09-08-2015 02:06 PM

Medickep, the arrow indicates the air flow direction through the blower, not that the blower has to be pointed up. Also the SDD is connected to the air intake side of the blower, so you want the air to be sucked through the SDD, not blown through the SDD. Just wanted to make sure you know this.

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Medickep

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#11 posted 09-08-2015 11:29 PM

Thanks for the info, looks like I’ll keep to my original plan! I’m not looking forward to redoing my DC but I think in th long run it will work best! I’m doing a 2.5” system for smaller tools to connect to the shop vac as others here have a suggested.

-- Keith

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