|Forum topic by MikeGraw||posted 05-31-2010 07:19 AM||1211 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-31-2010 07:19 AM
I am in the process of setting up my dust collector in the shop of the basement of the house we moved into recently. Today, I spent the day disassembling all the pipes, fittings and blast gates from the way I had them in a previous shop.
There are aluminum blast gates, metal and plastic pipes (ridgid and flexible) and plastic fittings. I the last shop in which I was able to pipe the dust collector, I did two things that didn’t work too well. Maybe someone has a better idea for me.
First, I connected all of the joints and used screws and furnace tape to seal the joints. This worked fine. Unfortunately, on some I used construction adhesive to better seal the joint and now am having a bear of a time getting the fittings and pipes apart. Any ideas on how to loosen the glue to pull the items apart so I can use them in the new shop? Thought maybe a heat gun but haven’t tried it yet.
Second, never got the pipes or fittings to attach well to the aluminum blast gates. Had tried screwing them together, but the self tapping screws wouldn’t go into the blast gate. Finally just wrapped them good with the metal furnace ducting tape and they stayed put, but I wouldn’t say they were very secure. I want to make them solid, and I hope this is our last move but who knows, so I want them to be able to be taken apart for reconfiguration or moving if need be. Open to ideas.
-- Mike's having fun in Central Wisconsin