|Forum topic by Blackie_||posted 09-23-2011 01:20 PM||3579 views||2 times favorited||9 replies|
09-23-2011 01:20 PM
I had actually put this in a blog but thought it’d be useful in the forum section as well.
I first want to thank and credit all the members here on LumberJocks for your great postings, ideas and suggestions that led me to my success.
Here is a list of items I used in this project.
I’ll start with the new addition to the shop which houses the DC and air compressor. In the beginning stages I was planing on just putting the DC outside under a lean-to but was informed by other members here that since my shop was AC’ed it would dump all of my cool air outside and that I would be better off putting it in an insulted shed which I did.
This photo shows the shed complete, I have other photos of the full shed build in another area here on lumberjocks for those that which to view them here is the link.
During my DC research I found myself a bit overwhelmed with all that was involved with a central system, static electricity, duct size, cyclones, separators, custom made blast gates, the list goes on, I’ve also read the articles from researches such as Rick Christopherson on static electricity causing dust fires, the hazards from breathing saw dust.
I didn’t go into depth research about duct size only that larger pipe was best, 6” being idea, OK now after visiting my local plumbing supplier and seeing how big that 6” was, I just couldn’t fathom this stuff engulfing my somewhat small shop 12’x16’ just wasn’t going to happen, I was later enlightened by our local woodcrafter store and seeing their training room 4” would be just fine as that’s what they had running.
Now I needed to find out where and how I was going to run everything, this task took a lot of head scratching, several trips to the local Home Depot and a few trips to our local woodcrafter store. I started off with mounting the DC to the plywood floor inside the shed and staggering the bag unit as close to it as possible, no need to use the base I just set it aside.
Thanks for viewing and if you have any questions about your DC or any other please feel free to ask.
Randy AKA Blackie
-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs