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Forum topic by DIYaholic posted 01-03-2012 09:51 PM 784 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DIYaholic

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01-03-2012 09:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: safety dc dust collection air cleaner shop setup

Well I’ve been acquiring tools & machines for my (very near) future basement workshop. I have already gotten; TS, SCMS (w/ Craftsman MS stand), RAS, plunge router (w/ homemade table & fence), BS (benchtop), DP (benchtop), jointer, planer, tenoning jig, mortising machine, chisels and assorted measuring, marking & handtools.

Now here is where safety came first. Before starting to acquire more tools & machines (I already had some of the basic DIY type tools), the first thing I ordered was the 2HP HF DC. To go along with that I purchased a used furnace squirrel cage blower, in order to make an air cleaner. What I am most excited about right now is that I just got off the phone with Wynn Eviromental. My 35A274NANO Cartidge filter kit will be here begining of next week!!! Yea!!!

Safety first means: I MUST have DC & air filtration before any further shop projects are even considered.

I’m currently painting and figuring out shop layout so that I can run (short runs) 4” gavanized ducting to appropriate places in the shop. I will be incorporating a Thien Baffle along with the 35A Cartridge filter for my DC upgrade. Then once the DC is Up & Running, it will be time to actually build my air cleaner. These two projects are the first priority for my shop, remember SAFETY FIRST!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?


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#1 posted 01-03-2012 11:57 PM

I use PVC. It’s a LOT cheaper than galvanized ducts and I’ve NEVER heard ANYONE who has actually had a problem with static electricity.

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 12:27 AM

Stumpy,
I choose the 4” galvanized for several reasons:
1) Eliminate the ”Static Electricty” question, without any additional work (no grounding wire needed)
2) I already have tons of foil tape to seal joints & connections
3) I think it will look ”Pretty” in the shop

4) IT WAS FREE (only need to purchase a couple of “Y’s”)

Yeah, I prefer to be frugal, read as Cheap & Fiscally Challenged

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 01:10 AM

I don’t ground my PVC. As far as I’m concerned it’s little more than a myth. I DO use foil tape for the seams though, lasts a lot longer than duct tape.

But free is good too!

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