|Forum topic by bringitonhome||posted 04-21-2010 08:17 PM||3550 views||0 times favorited||34 replies|
04-21-2010 08:17 PM
Hi folks – I’m looking into setting up a dust collection system for my shop which is in a 1-car detached garage. I’m having a lot of trouble figuring out the right solution for me. I’m eying up the 2HP HF model that everyone seems to rave about. However, I’m concerned about power draw. The service in my shop is 15A, so that runs the lights in the shop and a few random things inside my house (old house, ya know… :-/ ). I have a 20A receptacle on the outside of the house, so I generally run an ext cord from there into the garage while I’m working to run my tools off of. My plan is (was?) to run DC on the shop circuit. But the HF model draws “20 amp peak”. I’ve seen a few posts on here where some LJ’s have ran it on 15A without it tripping – would appreciate any insight on that if anyone can speak to it. I do have a 20A circuit that I could run an addt’l receptacle to the outside of the house, and run a second ext cord to the DC, but it’s going to be a real PITA, so i’d like to avoid that if possible.
What’s really confusing me is the requirements for my system. I found an article from FWW that lists required CFM as such:
Since I’d only be using 1 tool at a time, and not running any ductwork – just connecting to hose to each tool as I use it, would the 1550CFM from to 2HP model be overkill?
I’ve seen posts on here that completely trash 1HP models like this:
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.