Blast gate placement

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Forum topic by JCantin posted 05-05-2016 02:25 PM 675 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2016 02:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection blast gate

I just bought the Laguna 1.5HP cyclone with two inlets. I picked up a “4 metal blast gate (Woodstock) thinking I could put it right on the inlet port and then attach my hose, but the blast gate is the same diameter as the port.

Do I:

1. Run a short hose from the DC inlet to the blast gate and then connect my main hose?
2. Find a fitting to reduce the inlet port to the right diameter?
3. Look for another blast gate that will fit directly to the DC inlet port?

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#1 posted 05-05-2016 02:28 PM

Put the blast gates at the machines. I find that more convenient than walking back to the DC to change the tool that is being serviced by the DC.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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