|Forum topic by redneck1210||posted 02-11-2016 02:15 PM||558 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-11-2016 02:15 PM
I’ve spent months reading all the info related to DC. I believe I have a setup that should work but I want to see if everyone here can verify before I install everything.
I only have one machine in this shop, a 4×8 CNC router. The machine will be in the basement of my home in an unfinished area.
I will primarily be cutting hardwood plywood but occasionally MDF. This will be a hobby machine and I will most likely be cutting only 4 to 6 hours per week.
My gas HVAC system is in the same room as the CNC and dust collector. The intake vent for the HVAC is on the floor above though.
The DC will literally be right next to the CNC machine. To compensate for the full travel of the machine I will be connecting a 10’ 4’’ flex hose to the shoe on my spindle. The flex hose will be hung above the machine and go right to the DC, so very few if any bends.
I plan to vent the super fine particles outside the workshop. Distance from the DC to the outside vent will be approximately 8 feet. I was planning on using heavy 4’’ flex for the exhaust or 4’’ rigid aluminum flex pipe.
I currently have the following parts ready to go:
2HP Harbor Freight DC
Is there any real benefit to adding a trunk line of 5’’ for such a short run? I am pretty sure I can connect the 10’ flex hose directly to the Super Dust Deputy. I may have to add a foot or 2, but I don’t imagine more than that. I suppose I could add a 5’’ trunk line made of 26 ga duct pipe and that may shorted the length of 4’’ flex hose.
Please let me know if I am missing anything with the proposed setup.