|Forum topic by gus||posted 02-29-2008 05:20 AM||691 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-29-2008 05:20 AM
I’m building a new workshop and I want to install a super vac system. The price of a good cyclone is bad enough, but what’s with the conspiracy of the tubing?
I understand the dangers of dust, but has anyone got a solution that’s cheaper than buying customized tubing for the dust collection system?
My last shop in NC, I used 4” sewer pipe (PVC) and tried to ground it by running a braided copper wire throughout the system. This may have solved the static electricity issue (maybe not – at least I never had an explosion). However, I was plauged by constant plugups due to the wire.
To me, there’s absolutely no reason why a 4” x 5 foot should sell for 25.00 +. A 10 foot peice of PVC costs about 2 bucks. The blast gates have to be built up a little (used duct tape and screws).
Anybody got a better idea that won’t pose an explosion hazzard?
Gary in North Texas (gus)