Dust collecter in seperate room??

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Forum topic by Xtreme90 posted 02-26-2010 01:11 AM 1187 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2010 01:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collecter in seperate area please help question

Hi lj members,

I have a question about putting my DC in a seperate area/ garage from the shop? First does the DC need to be in it’s own dedacated room in the garage?? And second how exactly do I hook up a return pipe for the air to go back into the shop? My DC is the G0548z with canister if this helps??
Every lil bit of info would help greatly!! I really want to limit the noise in my shop.


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#1 posted 02-26-2010 01:54 AM

First, you do not need a separate room to put your DC in. I have my Clearview cyclone in the corner of my 2.5 car garage and it works fine.

Secondly, I know of no reason to pipe anything back into the garage. Just have an exhaust port in the cabinet/room or wherever you put the DC.

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#2 posted 02-26-2010 02:03 AM

I have my DC just outside the shop door in the next room, I do not pipe air back into the shop. You can open the door freely, since the DC is hooked directly to tools it doesent create a vacume situation. (my DC is 1200 cfm)

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#3 posted 02-26-2010 03:39 AM

One thing to take into consideration is the length of your piping from the collector to the machine. THe longer the run the lower the CFMs. There are tables that will guide you as to the maximum distances to pipe diameter and CFM of the collector.

Putting the collector in another room is great if possible because it will diminish the noise level in the shop.

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 04:39 AM

I ran my 4” line through the wall and my DC unit sets inside a small shed behind the shop. It runs through a Thein Cyclone and exhausts through a 90 about a foot above the ground. Nothing but very fine dust makes it past the collector.

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