|Forum topic by Kelly||posted 03-15-2016 12:44 PM||408 views||1 time favorited||7 replies|
03-15-2016 12:44 PM
I’m hoping to get a little feedback on the pros and cons of moving my dust collection and operating pneumatic dust gates in an attic.
Originally I had hoped to put my DC duct work in the floor, however that didn’t work and I currently I have it mounted to the ceiling. This system works well but because I leave my DC continually running while I’m working in the shop, (the DC is in a separate room) there is the constant noise air leaking through the gates. Also, to avoid having ducts running through the middle of my ceiling I have everything running against the walls and some of the runs are a little long. Moving both the gates and the ducting to the attic would solve both problems allowing for more direct runs and the noise of the gates, not to mention all the additional tubing that would accompany a pneumatic system. As I have been considering changing all my gates, which are now controlled manually to a pneumatic system, I thought this might be a perfect opportunity to work change the location of all the ducting too.
I’m hoping to get some feedback on the pros and cons of going this route as well as any insights anyone might have on the pneumatic gates and issues I might encounter by going into the attic with both my ducting and gates.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing your ideas!