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Forum topic by MLR posted 03-09-2016 02:24 AM 469 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MLR

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03-09-2016 02:24 AM

I’m putting in a new hobby woodworking shop. The size is 34’ x 40’ X 10’. Looking to add an air filtration unit. What size and brand unit should I be looking at?


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AZWoody

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#1 posted 03-09-2016 02:37 AM

Get a good dust collector as a first step to keep the air in your shop clean.
Collecting at the source does more for the air quality than anything.

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MLR

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#2 posted 03-09-2016 02:55 AM

I have already install dust collector, there is still dust.

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#3 posted 03-09-2016 03:03 AM

What size? For that size shop, you need a large one if you’re running ducting. That’s a lot of distance.
Also, most tools need to be modified to use larger hoses than what ports they come with.

You might want to read through this.

http://billpentz.com//woodworking/cyclone/index.cfm

There’s an overload of information but you can get some ideas on the basics of dust collection. It took me my second time to get it right as I thought I could get it done with a harbor freight dust collection with a super dust deputy cyclone and still left a lot of dust in the air and over everything. My shop is 20’x40’x12’ so it’s not as large as yours. I ended up getting a 5hp dust collector running 6” ducting through the shop and 6” hoses to the tools or double 4” hoses.

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jonmakesthings

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#4 posted 03-20-2016 12:30 AM

Maybe try making your own. If you have an old high-capacity fan, make a box for it with slots for air filters. Mounted on a wall it should circulate and filter the air pretty well

-- How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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MadMark

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#5 posted 03-20-2016 12:41 AM

You want a half micron filter bag. The dangrous stuff is in the 1-5 micron range.

A dust collector is not an air cleaner. In a shop that size you need one dc but may need multiple air cleaner.

M

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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