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Forum topic by Beginningwoodworker posted 02-25-2012 06:50 PM 2820 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2012 06:50 PM

I have a Jet DC1100 1-1/2 hp Dust Collector, I am wondering whats the best way to set it up for dust collection in my small 10×12 shop? I am planning on hooking my 10’’ Unisaw, 9’’ DeWalt RAS, 13’’ Delta Benchtop Planer, and a future 6’’ Powermatic 50 6’’ Jointer. I might pick up a bandsaw but not sure yet.

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 08:05 PM

Because of the size of your shop, one thing you might consider is placing the dust collector in a separate addition, on the outside of your shop, and then running the “plumbing” into the shop.
Just a thought.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 09:59 PM

Good advice from lew. also maybe since you’ve raised it, plumb it underneath.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 10:32 PM

I just have the dc hose hanging down in the center of the shop. I move to where I need it, tie it out of my way when I’m done. Works for me.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 12:41 AM

I agree with Lew. Mount it outside and pipe inside.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 12:45 AM

I am currently revamping my 2 hp DC setup. I have gotten rid of the upper and lower collection bags, built a chip collection barrel [55 gal drum] and am moving the fan and motor up 9’. The new location will keep chips from going throught the fan. They will be deposited in the barrel. Because the fan is 9’ above the floor, only fine dust will be reach the fan. It will be exhausted directly to the outdoors eliminating dust clogging filters. I have always advocated doing away with filters. Your CFM air flow immediately drops and continues to drop when a filter is in the system. This is just basic air flow technology.

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#6 posted 02-26-2012 02:04 AM

here is a crazy thought——what if you built a dust collector closet OUTSIDE your existing shop? and you could run lines from it to different machines without using up floor space…


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#7 posted 02-26-2012 05:25 AM

I have my large tools close to the dust collector.

I have 2 hoses set up a 2” & 4”.

I keep a clear area where I can roll my tools up to the dust collector. (all my tools router table, plainer jointer, drum sander are on wheels)

I can hook up each tool in the matter of a few seconds to the dust collector.
Works great for small spaces.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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