|Forum topic by Bill1974||posted 12-20-2012 08:45 PM||766 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-20-2012 08:45 PM
I think this questions applies more to a shop vac and separator than a dust collector, but it may apply to both.
Would it make sense to put a relief valve in between the point of dust collection and the separator? The reason I ask is that more separators rely on the velocity and centrifugal forces to separate the dust from the air. Most of the time that i would use a shop vac it would connected to a palm sander, router, circ saw etc (hand help tool) and most of those tool have smaller ports on them then the 2 inch shop vac hose. I forget what negative pressure a dust collector works as, but it’s less then a shop vac. I am thinking that if the relief valve would be set to allow less negative pressure there would still be good air flow into the separator to allow enough air velocity and centrifugal forces for the separator to work better.
Just some food for thought.
Thanks for your thoughts