Dust collection for my Nova DVR 3000 lathe area

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Forum topic by jgt1942 posted 05-08-2016 03:57 PM 337 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-08-2016 03:57 PM

I started the following in the thread at but thought it might be best to start a new thread. Thus most of the following is a repeat and I’m looking for more feedback.

Following is a SketchUp of my shop and the planned run for the DC. Originally I was considering the Norfab ducting and created the SketchUp just to get a better idea. While the Norfab is a great product it is too expensive for me.

I don’t have the DC as I plan to install in the drawing but the planned position is the front left corner where the red tool box is currently positioned. The longest run is to the lathe and will be used only when I’m sanding or working with VERY dry wood both of which generate a LOT of dust. Unless I can find a great deal on a 3-5 HP setup I don’t see me getting a new DC thus I’m stuck with my 2 HP setup.

Lately I’ve been doing mostly woodturning and with this thought in mind I need to concentrate on the lathe and air control in this area.
1) The DC connection for this area will be on the to-do list until I actually run the pipe in my attic area and redesign my current unit. When I redesign I will either get a Wynn filter or run the output of my DC directly outside. Before I attempt the outside run I need to test and see how much noise this will generate for my neighbors. This will determine if I install the Wynn filter or not. The Wynn filter with shipping will cost about $200.
2) When I install the stationary unit I will build walls with a door(s) to contain everything similar to what I did for my air compressor. In my shop image it is located in the upper right corner.

In the above image you can see the Nova DVR 3000 lathe. The door on the right of the lathe is the access to my air compressor and the door on the left is access to the back side of the garage. The frame on the ceiling was for a plastic sheet that I was using to try and contain everything in that area. OK so what do I see as task?
1) Rewire the lathe for 220v. This will increase the HP from 1.75 to 2.3. In the air compressor area I have two 220v outlets one of which is used for the air compressor and the other is not used. Thus this could be a temp 220v source, ideally an outlet would be directly behind the lathe. Behind the lathe I do have a double 120v, possibly I could run another 220v wire to this box and replace one of the 120v outlets. This remains as a possibility.
2) Install some track on the ceiling that would support heavy gauge plastic and allow me to slide the plastic to one side. The plastic would then go from the ceiling to about one foot off of the floor. I have a 10’ ceiling. I want something that will allow me to easily move the plastic to the left side of the lathe. You cannot see the pullout cabinets that are very near the door on the right. The path of the plastic curtain will end in front of the cabinet and will be in the way when I pull out the cabinet.
3) On the ceiling I will install one or two LED florescent fixtures (2700 Lumens each unit) and tie this into the existing ceiling lights. As you can see in the image I currently have two lights (just above the lathe) but I want more light.
4) For this area about 40 cubic feet when the curtain is close I’m also considering installing a Grizzly ceiling air filter, see (currently $110 plus shippint) and (currently $185 plus shipping). The smaller unit 409 CFM and uses pleated filters and includes the remote, the larger unit 510 CFM and uses washable filters (this is an accessory) also the remote is another $40. Both features 5 micron primary, 1 micron secondary filter.
5) In the image you can see I mounted the main power switch on the top left of the cabinet. I’m going to move this to the right end-side. Sometimes when the wood flies a piece will remain in the chuck and spinning anywhere from 250 RPM to a high of 3500. I’ve had the wood fly and a large chunk remain spinning in the chuck and I REALLY don’t like reaching across the line of fire and hitting the power off. The Nova actually has an on/off on the left side of the head and for me the big red switch is an emergency switch thus I’m moving it to the right end-side of the cabinet.

I’m open for suggestions.

-- JohnT

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#1 posted 05-08-2016 07:37 PM

All I’m gonna say is, Don’t skimp on the sheet metal duct if you’re going to use metal duct. I know a guy who built his system and used regular HVAC duct. When he turned on the system, most of it collapsed. He had to start over with good duct work. If you choose to run pvc, make sure there is a ground wire attached. ............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#2 posted 05-09-2016 02:10 AM

The past few days I’ve done some additional research mainly using the Bill Pentz site of which a lot will apply to not only to this project but also the upgrade for my shop dust collector (see My major roadblock will be cost and I may not arrive at the optimum setup.

Regarding the ceiling mount air cleaner – currently I’m considering building one mainly because I can get much better filtration for much less cash outlay. I’m in the early phase of this and open for suggestions.

-- JohnT

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#3 posted 05-23-2016 02:18 AM

I started a new thread at regarding the air cleaner.

-- JohnT

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