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psient

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04-05-2012 07:48 PM

I just purchased a Dayton Dust Collector. The model is a 3 hp. Grainger has a 5hp model that is the same exact configuration as mine.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/DAYTON-Central-Dust-Collector-5hp-3AA24?Pid=search

I would appreciate some insight into designing a collection system for my shop. As the shop is pretty open to running the system I was thinking of placing a 6 inch main line with branches that can be reduced as needed. Dayton seems to have stopped offering a 3 hp model so I have no data on actual capacity.

Any help would be really appreciated. It’s being shipped to me today and should arrive within a few days.

Thanks in advance


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 04-05-2012 09:39 PM

Your starting point is good and a 3HP DC should have no problem with a 6” trunk. Try not to reduce any at all, or only when it’s the only/final/last choice. This might mean remaking dust hoods, cutting bigger holes in your tools, or just adding a 6” HVAC starter collar to an existing port. Also, minimize the flex, it has about 3X the drag of smooth pipe. One last suggestion: try to avoid sharp 90° turns in the ducting…either long sweep 90’s or 2-45° els with a short length of straight between them should help reduce the drag a little more.

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