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Forum topic by Horsemen posted 08-01-2016 02:32 PM 177 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Horsemen

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08-01-2016 02:32 PM

I work for a truck fleet center that was once a body shop. There is / was a vacuum system above my work aria. Now its in my shop, cleaned and ready to be repurposed. It was used as a sanding dust collection system. Most of the piping is 2”. But I figured that with a little bit of work it could make a really good dust collection system for my shop. I do car repair, gun smiting, plasma cutting, welding, and wood working. The woodworking is the biggest dust contributor.

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As seen in the photo it has 3 motor units, a control system “I need to break into the lock to see what’s in side.” And 2 canisters. So far all the motor units’ work. Only one had a filter. Found the fan motor specs. Made in the USA
Lamb Motor 117467
Specifications:
Volts – 120
Fan Stages – 2
Air Seal – No
Double Insulation – No
Type – Bypass
Discharge – Tangential
Fan Diameter – 7.2 Inches
Bearings – Double Ball
Motor Performance:
Rating Watts – 1400
Sealed Vacuum – 123.0 Inches
Max Air Watts – 455
Max Airflow – 110.0 CFM

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The canisters look like a form of a cyclone design. One is 2” inlet and outlet. the other is 2’ inlet, and 4” outlet.

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The hook ups, I have 10 of these and there all 2” Y to 2 – 1.5” inlets.

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last but not least the control center

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Now for the fun part, what would you do to make this work at its best.


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 08-01-2016 03:28 PM

Welcome to the board! Always good to see new members. The system you bought apears to be a vacuum system as opposed to a dust collection. The difference is significant, a vacuum moves small amounts of air through small pipes (high static pressure) while a DC moves huge amounts of air through larger ducts (low static pressure). Generally speaking, each is meant to do their job, and not the other. So that system should serve well as a vac using the existing piping, it won’t replace or substitute for a DC (my opinion). So it could be set up to serve your smaller tools, cleanup duties, and such things; it might even keep chips out of your saw cabinet, etc. But it’s not going to capture the finest dust from any of the stationary tools. Good luck with your effort!

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