|Forum topic by jaidee||posted 595 days ago||916 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
595 days ago
In my garage shop I was cleaning up after a short cutting project. I use a Vortex bucket connected to my shop vac to extend the life of the HEPA filter. While vacuuming up a small pile of sawdust I started getting static shocks and noticed small static electric arcs appearing along the hose. I know that this is not a good thing and that is why dust filtration systems are heavily grounded. But I don’t have the room or money for a dedicated filtration system. For now I am using my shop vac/Vortex hooked up to each machine as I use it to keep the dust down. I haven’t noticed this problem when it’s hooked to a machine but I’m not usually watching it while I’m cutting/routing/jointing, etc. Any thoughts on how I can ground this set-up so I don’t wake up in the hospital burn unit some day? Thanks in advance for your thoughts…...
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