|Forum topic by bobkberg||posted 02-18-2010 08:06 AM||1386 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-18-2010 08:06 AM
I have a delta 1HP dust collector, but I’m using that flexible 4” plastic duct with the Y’s and such and plastic blast gates.
I’ve noticed that the blast gates seem to leak a lot, and I’m also wondering if the corrugations on the inside of the tubing are causing any turbulence problems and affecting the air/dust flow noticeably. Now that I’m working steadily again, I’d like to think about upgrading to all smooth metal, but I’d like to get some of your experiences in terms of quality of materials, effectiveness of flow, blast gates that don’t leak, etc.
Especially in the case of my table saw, which is on a mobile base, I’d like a better grade of tubing that doesn’t get crunched when I push it back to the wall when not using it.
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