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Forum topic by MrRon posted 03-02-2012 08:32 PM 1508 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2012 08:32 PM

Here is a sketch of how I want to locate my DC. Note that it is mounted over 8’ above the floor, hanging from the roof rafters. The hose from the saw, etc will go to a pre-chip separator before going to the DC. Only fine dust will be blown out into the ourside. I live in a rural area, so dust won’t be a problem. The only question I have is; will the location of the DC affect the CFM and ability to collect chips. My reason for the DC location was to eliminate as much ducting as possible. [Too much duct, too much friction, hence lower velocity, right?]

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#1 posted 03-02-2012 09:13 PM

How do you plan to collect the fine dust? I have been intriqued by bagless systems, but most I have seen shoot the dust into a dumpster or garbage can.


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#2 posted 03-02-2012 09:53 PM

I don’t plan to collect the fine dust. I just will blow it to the four winds. Since I live in a rural area [no neighbors], no problem. If you have to collect the dust, direct the exhaust down into a barrel.

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 10:29 PM

Ron, I think you will be fine. Resistance to flow (static pressure) does increase with the length in the ducting so this should work to your advantage. Not having the filter will also increase air flow. Be sure to check your motor amps to insure your overloading it.

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 04:47 AM

A cyclone separator will catch the fine dust too

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 03:23 PM

A cyclone separator will catch the fine dust too
Costs money. I already have all the other parts needed.

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