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Forum topic by saunderl posted 03-28-2012 07:39 PM 1075 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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saunderl

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03-28-2012 07:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection question

I just gotta ask:

Is it really better to collect the dust or can I just route the dust from my DC out the side of the shop just like my Clothes Dryer does?

I live on a farm so no issues with neighbors or such.

Lee


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Bill White

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#1 posted 03-28-2012 07:43 PM

Well, outside if ya can. Take into mind that ya might need a a “horsey” DC to really get the exhaust movin’ rather than a system that will just squirt the dust out of the shop. I wish…....... No bags, no time spent. That’s a great situation.
You’ll have a pile outside with which to deal (that was VERY grammatically correct).
Bill

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#2 posted 03-28-2012 07:45 PM

It seems to me, you may need less hp since you are not forcing the air through any filters, but I could be wrong ….

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#3 posted 03-28-2012 07:49 PM

Outside is good but when you do this you will be pulling the outside air in to replinish the inside air. What is the outside temperature like during winter and summer? That is what you will be pulling into your shop.

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#4 posted 03-28-2012 07:51 PM

Its a detached, unheated 2 1/2 stall garage. So, I already have the doors open in the summer and NOTHING happens in the dead of winter.

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#5 posted 03-28-2012 07:57 PM

You should be good to go. The only concern I see is replacing the air inside the shop if you heat it. You can exhaust all the air in your shop area in a few minutes and it will become the temp of the air you are using to replace it (hot or cold). A1Jim exhausts outdoors with a Harbor Freight system and he is happy with the results. Talk to him.

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#6 posted 03-28-2012 08:42 PM

Vented mine to the outside. Not only eliminates messing with the filter but cuts down on the noise considerably.

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#7 posted 03-28-2012 08:46 PM

Should work if you’re ok with a lot of sawdust and chips piled on the ground. I generate a helluva lot more sawdust in 10 minutes of DC operation than my dryer does lint after running for a few hours on laundry day. – lol

ETA – Do you have neighbors?

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saunderl

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#8 posted 03-28-2012 11:18 PM

Neighbors? about an 1/8 of a mile away.

And, about the sawdust/chips on the ground? Thats where I dump it anyway!

Since it all goes out the wall, would this also be safer since there is zero of the uber small particles being put into the air in the shop?

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#9 posted 03-29-2012 04:29 AM

Do you dump it on the ground next to a building? It wouldn’t take much of a pile to provide an edible superhighway for termites to get into your building.

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#10 posted 03-29-2012 11:57 AM

Exhausting outside is the preferred method (IMHO) of conditions allow. I don’t ecause it’s a heated shop, but I have thought long and hard about how to switch the dc back and forth (filter in winter, blow outside in summer) to get some of the advantages of doing so.

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saunderl

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#11 posted 03-29-2012 02:47 PM

Yes, I dump in on the ground next to the building. If you do not know about Nebraska winds … it is there less than a few minutes usually!

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#12 posted 03-30-2012 04:02 AM

You’re talking about a lot of sawdust, a lot of wind, and neighbors only 660’ away. For your sake, I hope they’re upwind. – lol

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