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Forum topic by Walrec posted 01-13-2017 07:22 PM 672 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2017 07:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector exhaust outside

Hello friends. I am new to LJs but not the woodworking scene. Ive been creating furniture and turnings for quite some time now as a hobby. I am stepping up to supplement my income through this craft and therefore upgrading shop and tools. I am currently building a 30×36 shop dedicated strictly to woodworking. I am packing a lot of new tools in there and was wondering about dust collection. I have a grizzly single stage that pulls around 2200 cfm. I don’t want the hassle of bags, barrels,or filters so I plan on exhausting the collector thru the back wall of my shop. I am fortunately on some Acreage where any dust clouds would not be a nuisance to me at home or neighbors. I also plan to have the exhaust located under a lean to so it is not in the rain. I have a tractor to drag out the piles that will accumulate. Is there anything anyone might see with this that would be a cause for concern. I will also have baffle to keep out critters when not operating. Thank you for any input on this.

-- TKW Alabama

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#1 posted 01-13-2017 07:25 PM

lucky man .not having to deal with bags and barrels .

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#2 posted 01-13-2017 07:45 PM

My only thought would be how do you replace the air you are sucking out of the shop?
Are you leaving a door open to the outside?

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#3 posted 01-13-2017 07:54 PM

Only concern I have is you might want to try running your dust collector with no bags or anything on it and watch the amps. With no restrictions, it might be possible, though more than likely not that the motor might pull too many amps and heat up the motor.

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#4 posted 01-13-2017 09:17 PM

Ok. There are two good points i have not thought of. As for the fresh air SDJunkie, luckily im a windows down, air on kinda guy. So most always i have something open, door or window.

Now to your point AZWoody, i know dados and half laps,,even crankshafts and carburetors. What i dont know is amps and voltage… i will definitely inform my electrician (brother n law) of this concern and let him guide me as to what to do. Thanks to both or you for the info.

-- TKW Alabama

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#5 posted 01-13-2017 09:41 PM

I live on acreage, exhaust outside, and have a tractor, the difference is I converted my single stage to a cyclone with a Super Dust Deputy. I did that so I could control where I dump the saw dust. My concern wasn’t the mess but bugs. We have termites, and other critters that like to eat wood. Might be something to think about.

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#6 posted 01-13-2017 10:04 PM

mine pumps outside after it goes through a cyclone . so collect to a barrel .have read many threds of people doing like your doing yours with no problems .

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