|Forum topic by SteveM||posted 06-05-2010 03:43 AM||2684 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-05-2010 03:43 AM
I’m about to move into my newly constructed shop and need some advice.
My cyclone dust collection system will be located in the “crawl” space below the shop thus the ducts will come to most machines from holes cut in the shop floor. I plan to have separate gates for each tool to improve efficiency of the system.
Aside from being lazy, I’m a bit on the older side of young and don’t want to bend over to the floor to open/close the blast gate every time I start or finish working on a machine. My plan is to run rigid duct to the gate (more or less at floor level depending on the machine) and then a short piece of flex to the machine (again for efficiency). In my current shop with overhead ducts I use a pair of strings to pull the gate open or closed from the front of my table saw thereby being efficient for me and keeping the gate near the dust outlet thus the length of flex hose to a minimum. A bit goofy but it works. I’m hoping for a more refined solution.
Does anyone have ideas as to actuating arms, levers, pullies, or whatever? Thanks!