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Forum topic by Abiqualumber posted 06-01-2011 02:15 AM 1022 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-01-2011 02:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection air filteration

I have a 14×25 shop area in my basement. All of my power tools are on mobile bases and reside against a wall when not in use keeping the center open for work. The problem is my gas furnace and water heater are in one corner of the shop with venting to the outside.

I am in the process of buying a dust collector and air filter to cleanse the shop when in use. My question is where should I place the air cleaner. I am leaning toward the other end of the shop away from the furnace to suck the fine dust away from them. Is this correct or do you have other suggestions?

This space is my only area for a shop so moving to a different area is not possible. I have been using it on a limited basis without DC/AF but do not want to continue until I have dust collection in place.

Please impart your knowledge….... thanks.

-- Have you hugged your tools today?

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 05:08 AM

Well, they say to put the air filters along the walls and the air will flow around the room. The dust collector is going to play havoc with drawing the bad fumes back down the vent pipes if you exhaust it outside the room so I think you will want to exhaust it indoors. I think the air filtershould be placed about midway in the room and push the air away from the furnace and water heater it would probably work better. In my area there is a requirement for occupied areas that calls for air from outside the room be brought in for combustion. If you add this you might want to install some walls around the furnace and water tank.

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