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Forum topic by Peteyb posted 12-06-2016 08:25 PM 622 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Peteyb

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12-06-2016 08:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection layout

So I have bought a Laguna c/Flux 2 Cyclone Dust Collector. I want to pipe in all my runs. I am planning on two 6” runs with 4” drops and blast gates. My question is does this look like a pretty good plan for my runs.

Keeping one straight out of the dust collector down the wall and the other running on the ceiling across to the table saw and miter station.

I am looking at doing PVC piping and grounding it all back.

Thank you,

Pete


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Manitario

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#1 posted 12-06-2016 08:57 PM

Your mitre station will tend to be the most dust producing and the hardest to adequately capture all the dust, it will have the most benefit to be the closest to the DC and the very first branch off the DC. I have a 5hp DC with 6” runs and drops and my mitre saw is the first drop; with a hood that I built for around the MS it gets excellent DC. When I’ve experimented with different shop layouts the MS turns into a dust spewing machine.

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#2 posted 12-06-2016 10:52 PM

What I did in my shop was to arrange the dust producing equipment along the wall and run my 6” metal duct on the floor along the walls behind the equipment. I avoided running the dust collection duct up to the ceiling and back down again this way. Saved some duct and some ells.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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#3 posted 12-07-2016 01:35 AM

Manitario I have Kapex so miter station is pretty good right now.

Jim Finn I would like to do that but not sure I would want to trip over the tables saw.

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