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03-01-2010 08:45 AM

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I want to build a small box that is only slightly larger than my dust collector; insulated, outside, and heated with a light bulb(father-in-laws suggestion)
Anyone done this?

Answers I need/problems I have to address;

-fresh air exchange(gas furnace)

-must be heated as it freezes hard here often (can be weeks at -40C or lower!)

-exhaust was thinking that maybe I could run a “fine” filtered vent back into the building using (not sure what it is called for real but they’re blue scratchy-threads of plastic we use at home and easily wash) re-usable furnace filters cut to sized and layered maybe 3 or 4 thick

Know of any good web sites on dust collection technicalities such as these, or already have the answer I offer you thanks in advance for any info.

Thank-you, Jen

-- Jen loves wood!

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 09:56 AM

Sounds like the exhaust system needs to be set up with a supply air duct with filtering in it back into the building. Look at air handler designs for commercial buildings to get an idea of what I’m saying.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 10:06 AM

You should have a fresh air intake for the furnace anyway if the building is anything close to airtight.

Rigid foam makes good insulated panels for walls glued to ply or OSB with “studs” at the edges.

Return air filters are a very good idea. (For the air returning to the shop from the dust collector “box”. There are a wide range of filters available, from furnace to paint booth intake filters.

Don’t know of any sites off the top of my head but I will speak up if I find any.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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