|Forum topic by Lifesaver2000||posted 12-01-2009 06:22 AM||1807 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-01-2009 06:22 AM
I have been doing a bit of research on dust collection options. Everything I have seen seems to involve some type of filtration for the dust to be collected inside the shop. I am looking for something a bit simpler. I just want to have the dust sucked up from the machine, and then discharged outside. This would eliminate any worries about how fine the filtration is, since everything would be going outside. I have a stand-alone shop building and live in a rural area, so making dust and noise outside isn’t a problem.
It would seem that I just need a device with a hose in to connect to the machine, then a discharge hose to run through a hole in the wall, but so far I haven’t seen anything that didn’t incorporate some kind of filter. I might be missing something obvious (and it wouldn’t be the first time).
I had also thought I might find something that works like a device our Fire Department has that I think is called an eductor suction. A hose at high pressure connects to the device, and the water is discharged through a jet in the device, which causes it to create a suction that draws up water then pushes it on back to the truck. If something similar was available to put into a suction hose, this would move the dust without requiring the dust to actually go through the blades of the unit which, in my limited experience with shop-vacs, seems to cause rapid wear.
Thanks for any thoughts on the matter.