Venting Cyclone Dust Collector to outside

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Forum topic by Gary Lucas posted 07-04-2010 05:51 AM 1109 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gary Lucas

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07-04-2010 05:51 AM

After reading about the safety hazards of the fine sawdust collected, and let thru by the filter I was wondering if there would be and advantage to venting the fine sawdust port thru the wall to outside. If you turned pipe 90 degrees toward ground the rain problem would be solved. Has anyone done this? This would be a a cyclone style of dust collector.

-- Go create sawdust

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#1 posted 07-04-2010 06:12 AM

Air going out of the shop means new air needs to get into the shop from a different opening – if you have gas/heater/etc that could then be pulled into the workshop – this is a disaster waiting to happen, worse than the hazard of the fine dust.

Another thing to consider is climate control. if your shop is being heated in the winter, or cooled in the summer, that hot/cold air will be sucked out of the shop and into the open air outside.

a third thing to consider is location regulations – some places and people won’t like you pushing your fine dust air into their ‘back yard’ (so to speak).

Other than that – sure – why not :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 07-04-2010 07:11 AM

In the old shop, I had the DC in under cover out side of the shop, and I heated the shop with a wood stove. I learned real quick that the DC could exchange all of the air in the shop in a couple of min. With what I pay for heat and AC in the new shop, I just can’t afford that. I live in the country with the next house a 1/4 mile away, and compost all my wood waste. We don’t have that many “fair days” that I can just leave the doors open.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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