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Forum topic by joshtank posted 01-13-2011 02:46 AM 4188 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2011 02:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection pvc dc delta dc

I just got a good delta DC for a song off of Craigslist. i want it out of my work area, so my life is nice and quiet (or full or good music) while in the shop. so i’m putting it in a separate room.

I don’t have a ton of space, losing any space to the DC isn’t ideal.

well, here’s an idea of what i’m working with.

try not to simply marvel in my graphic design skills here, i need your 10 cents.

the red area is going to be a small addition to the building, housing the DC. i’ll have plenty of vents to the outside from this room, and it’ll be easy to get to from a removable panel from the inside of the garage. actaully the vents will be on the south side of the little room (farthest away from AC so i don’t fill the studio room with 1 micron dust. =) ) i already have an outlet / switch etc so i can turn it on and off from behind by table saw. i think it’s about 10 feet or so to the RAS. and the same for the workbench, where i do sanding. i have a 12inch surface planer, but a rolling cart for that is in the works. and i’m thinking for that just point it out the garage door and letter the chips fly. worse case i unhook the TS hose or something.

POINT BEING>> i have 4” pvc sewer pipe from lowes. i know it’s not ideal for size, but i didn’t see what else they had that would work that was anything near $8 for 10 feet. your opinion?

also, does anybody know of any good flex hose at these places?

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 05:09 AM

For 4” pipe, that’s your best and cheapest bet.

I’ve never seen flex hose at the big box stores. Rocker and Woodcraft sell flex hose at rather inflated prices, but occasionally have sales. On sale, 10’ of flex should cost you $20 or less. There are also various flex hoses sold on Amazon. Penn State Industries (PSI) sells 50’ of clear flex on Amazon for $55. That’s a pretty good deal as far as cost per foot goes, but might be far more flex hose than you need in total.

Your runs appear to be short enough such that you will be fine with 4” pipe. Remember to use blast gates at your branch points.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 05:11 AM

I used the same pipe for my shop with a delta 1 1/2 horse DC. I have one 20 ft run with a couple of Y’s to get to the table saw/ router table and one that i can roll my planer to and also the jointer reaches the same port when needed (both have quick connect hoses). It works well as long as I only have open the blast gate to the machine I’m using. I used some flex hose from rockler where need, but there are review on the site that say HF has good hose cheaper. the more you can use pipe and y’s rather than flex the better volume of airflow you will get.

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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