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Forum topic by Third Day Woodworking posted 10-17-2010 05:10 PM 1286 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Third Day Woodworking

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10-17-2010 05:10 PM

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I just started this hobby about a year ago and love it. Just upgraded my dust collector and have some questions. Since I dindt know how much i wood love woodworking at the time, I didnt spend a lot on tools. Most of my stationary tools have 2.5” dust ports and my new dust collector has 4” on it. The obvious answer to me was to use some reducers and 2.5” hose. My question is, reducing the hose seriously seems to reduce the amount of suction i am getting. Is there any way around this to get more performance from my dust collector and if not will it harm it to be bogged down by the smaller ports?

Thanx for your help,
Jeremy


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araldite

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#1 posted 10-17-2010 06:00 PM

I’m not an expert, but this is what I do. Put the reducer at the machine and use only 4” hose, don’t use 2.5” hose as it will reduce the flow more than 4”. Keep the runs as short as possible and as few bends, particularly 90 degree bends, as possible. I have some 2.5” ports that I’ve used with my 4” dust collector for years and never had a problem with it harming my collector.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 12:39 AM

Good answer above.
Also , I will open an extra blast gate or two if my DC is working excessively (can’t breathe) and it still sucks as hard if not better at the machine I’m collecting dust from….for example: try running around your block while breathing thru only one nostril , then open the other one , and then your mouth if necessary !! LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Jack_T

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 12:46 AM

Nice analogy Dusty.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 12:53 AM

Thanks Jack_T : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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NBeener

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#5 posted 06-01-2011 12:59 AM

I’m sorry, but ….. he seems a very decent guy, a very experience woodworker, and very generous with his wisdom, BUT … when it comes to dust collection … should we REALLY trust a guy named “DUSTY” ???

LOL !

-- -- Neil

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 06-01-2011 01:00 AM

ROFLMAO , Neil !!!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 06-01-2011 01:13 AM

Great analogy Dusty, Just ran around the block with one nostrile plugged, not fun at all.

-- John

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#8 posted 06-01-2011 05:05 AM

LOL….I hope you’re ok now : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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