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Stormy

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10-06-2012 06:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector question

I would like to design my dust collection system so that each piece of equipment has a blast gate and each blast gate is switched. The dust collector is turned on by opening the blast gate at each tool.

Has anyone done this? Where can I get a wiring diagram?

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.


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toolie

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#1 posted 10-06-2012 08:22 PM

here is the ultimate shop tool activation/blast gate opening/dust collector activation system:

http://videos.americanwoodworker.com/video/Automatic-Dust-Collection

alan has posted several threads on the saw mill creek forum about his system if you’d like more information

for an off the shelf system that does the same thing try the ivac pro system:

http://www.ivacswitch.com/default.action?itemid=50

i use a couple of mbright’s ivac switches to activate my DC and shop vac automatically whenever i activate a 110v or 220v power tool. i can’t say enough about the convenience of activating a tool and having the DC turn on automatically and turn off when the tool is deactivated. they also have an automated 4” blast gate that will work with their other ivac pro components.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#2 posted 10-06-2012 09:37 PM

Thanks for the info toolie.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#3 posted 10-06-2012 10:03 PM

We are doing exact same thing right now. Ordered our parts onlline but cannot recall exact site. It is the long ra.he multigate system. Very affordable. Main set for 220 system is like 70.00 and comes with one gate/switch, main power relay box and 100’ wire. I purchased 6” metal gates for my equipment for 16.95 each and bought a gate switch for each gate for 2.95 each. For less then 100.00 additional cost our system will do exactly what you are wanting. I got my supplies from Penn.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Stormy

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#4 posted 10-06-2012 11:01 PM

Jerry,

That’s the ticket. EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you very much.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#5 posted 10-07-2012 12:34 AM

Stormy, my system is in the mail so I am so excited to get it all set up. We also upgraded to a 5 hp cyclone that has great suction compared to our old 2hp grizzly. Even when my stuff arrives it might take a week to get to the installation. So I am trying to be patient. But I know the improvement will be huge because all of our machines will be hooked up with fixed duct and the blast gates should be located conveniently for the user. Open the blast gate, turn on machine your using, very simple. Our shop should stay relatively clean after this set up has been implemented.

So give updates as to your set up and let us know how you like your future set up.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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