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Forum topic by Chad0125 posted 09-28-2012 02:07 PM 531 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chad0125

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09-28-2012 02:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector

hello all –
after reading through countless articles, posts, websites etc regarding dust collection i thought i would put my idea out there for review.
My shop is well my garage – 3 stall garage, the wife loves not being able to park in the garage :) I am thinking of purchasing the Grizzly 2 hp DC G0548Z and had a few more questions – i also have a 3hp option from grizzly for $200 on craigslist but does not have the canister filter
1. the 2hp comes with 3 4” ports and 6” inlet if i run a 6” main do i just remove and put a single 6” port or a 6” y to run to lines?
2. am i able to use as a stand alone until i get my ducting work done, just use the 4” outlet connected to one tool, was just wondering since it’s a bigger unit would it cause any issue with pulling only from one machine a couple feet away
3. my longest run is 22 feet away (to the router), the other tools are on one bench within 14’ of the DC, i would like to put next to the router but the motor is 220, so it is stuck for now 22 feet away

thanks for all the tips, advice, thoughts…awesome site and have used alot of your ideas to improve the shop


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ducky911

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#1 posted 09-28-2012 03:17 PM

1. the 2hp comes with 3 4” ports and 6” inlet if i run a 6” main do i just remove and put a single 6” port or a 6” y to run to lines?

yes if have mine that way…i used a rubber sewer coupling to connect the dc to 6” plastic pipe…the coupling is one of those that is rubber with ss bands on eash side.

2. am i able to use as a stand alone until i get my ducting work done, just use the 4” outlet connected to one tool, was just wondering since it’s a bigger unit would it cause any issue with pulling only from one machine a couple feet away

I did this also before I got 6”pipe worked great. if i remember right it held onto the dc with the 4” pinch clamps that came with the pipe.

3. my longest run is 22 feet away (to the router), the other tools are on one bench within 14’ of the DC, i would like to put next to the router but the motor is 220, so it is stuck for now 22 feet away

I do not think you will have a problem if you only have one gate open at a time. remember to clean your filter and empty your bag.

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 09-28-2012 03:27 PM

I would jump on the 3hp unit. You can always add a canister later.

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

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Chad0125

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 03:39 PM

i called the guy about the 3 hp so we shall see, i checked out how much a canister filter is for the 3hp and they are $200 per side according to grizzly’s website. Thanks for the quick replies. New toys are exciting, like a kid in the candy store

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 04:48 PM

so the guy said he bought in 2008, he downsized his shop and currently does not have 220 in order for me to see that it works, but says it does, so i am going to have him sign a paper saying if it does not i will return and want the 200 back (that was the wife’s lawyer in her)....

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