Good Evenings My Esteemd LJ’s
I am at the beginning stages of planning a central Dust Collection piping system in my shop. I was able to pick up a used 5hp Oneida Cyclone and “starter kit” of the 26 ga snap-loc pipe and fittings. This kit has a 7” truck line, then reduces to 5” pipe, fittings, and blastgates. I’ve read alot of information over at Bill Pentz’s website about using 6” pipe all the way to the machine, which I plan to on the bigger machines. I figure that I can use the 5” stuff to some of the smaller machines. In rounding out the system, I’ve been looking at the snazzly quickfit pipe from Grizzly. It looks alot like the Nordfab pipe that Oneida sells.
Does anyone have experience with joining different types of DC pipe? Can it be done with reasonable accomodation? Or is each vendor going to have “proprietary” fittings?
Some of you are probably wondering why not just finish with the snap-loc pipe. Well, I’m wondering the same thing. So far, I’m not a big fan of all the crimping and taping. I’d much rather use the quick fit and get back to making saw dust!
Also, I’d appreciate any comments regarding your experience with the metal pipe fittings from Oneida, Grizzly, Penn State, etc.
Thanks looking and have a great weekend!
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