|Forum topic by juanabee||posted 10-03-2016 04:25 AM||342 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-03-2016 04:25 AM
I can’t claim to be a novice any more, but I still need some advice on a shop decision, and LJ has never disappointed me.
Have a look at my present dust collection and separation system.
Don’t get a hernia laughing at it, I already know how dorky it looks. I have a very crowded 10’ x 20’ foot shop, and I need to move everything I can off the floor. My leaf blower/cyclone/bucket setup was my first shot at dust removal. It actually works, and is definitely better than a broom and snow shovel that I was using before. But it’s a pain to switch out hoses, bump my head on the leaf blower, and my cyclone/bucket/hose storage takes up precious space.
Now I am thinking of buying a dust collector like the HF 2HP unit that folks here seem to be “OK” with and mounting it outside my shop in a powered lean-to I would attach to the end of my shop (see 2nd photo.)
What is your advice? Will this work? What should I watch out for? Is there a better idea I should look into? All entries are welcome.
-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens