|Forum topic by Jeremy Greiner||posted 624 days ago||1904 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
624 days ago
I plan on building a Thein baffle system and adding a Wynn filter to my Jet DC1100 dust collector and while I do all of that I’m considering also building a noise canceling cabinet around the just collector to help with the noise level in my garage.
Currently I put on ear protection whenever I turn on the DC because it is so loud and I know many people keep their dust collector in a small shed or building outside their main workshop. Since my workshop is my garage, moving my dust collector out of the garage isn’t really an option. I’ve looked at noise canceling cabinets for air compressors and wondered if the same could be applied to dust collectors.
The full cabinet would close up with a Y box that would have 3 6’’ outs on it that can be opened/closed depending on where I want air to be directed. The top contains the output for the air I have a better picture of that. The
The front would be double doors allowing for full access to clean out when needed.
The entire box would be lined with noise canceling material, and the top part where the air would exit would also be lined with noise canceling material and have the zig zag pattern shown below that is supposed to also improve noise removal (something about the sound waves bouncing and absorbing etc..)
I have 2 questions really.
2.) Would having the zig zag output for the air cause a problem with suction, I would immagine if the hole in the top is big enough (currently the hole is 8’‘x22’‘) .. and the gap between peices is 6’’ .. that should be enough space for the air to exit the box without impeeding suction I would think, but honestly have no idea.
Has anyone tried something like this? am I wasting my time?
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