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Forum topic by MT_Stringer posted 02-12-2013 10:20 PM 3137 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-12-2013 10:20 PM

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Do any of you have your dust collector motor/blower mounted on a wall? I am thinking about mounting my HF 2HP motor/blower frame on the wall with the chip collector directly under it on the cart where the motor was originally mounted. The wall is the outside wall of my garage and insulated. I suppose I could fabricate some rubber biscuits to dampen vibration.

I sounds like a plan to me…at least in my head. I am wandering if it will create too much vibration which would be a distraction. I have a specific spot for installation so no rolling around my small crowded work area. The chip collector, dust collector, bag and canister filter would remain on the original cart and it could be moved if absolutely necessary.

Just think…
What say you?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 11:42 PM

Wall mounting is a common installation for cyclones. The mounts I’ve seen most often are L-shaped, similar to the ones Clearview suggest for their cyclones. A direct mount will indeed transmit sound from the cyclone to the wall which will in turn function as a large resonant box, amplifying what is already an already loud machine. I suggest going ahead and mounting it (allowing for chance you may need to add vibration damping) and see how noisy it is. If your family and neighbors don’t complain, and you don’t mind the extra noise, you may not need to do anything else.

If you decide it is too loud, try 1-2” lengths of rubber hose between flat washers around any mounting bolts. So top down on the bolt would be cyclone, washer, hose, washer, mount, washer, hose, washer, nut. Somewhat more expensive and higher tech would be to substitute Sorbothane pads or grommets for the hose (I think the product is called “Isolate It”)

-- Béla, Memphis TN

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 11:58 PM

I mounted my HF blower to a wall , with a thein separator and metal trash can below. The discharge goes thru an outside wall, no bags or filters to mess with. As far as noise ,I can’t comment on that,I have severe hearing loss, But its a lot quieter than my shop vac

-- missouri, dave

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 01:24 AM

Thanks for the replies. I think I am going to give it a shot. If it doesn’t work out, I can always resort back to the original set up.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 01:37 AM

I have my small HF DC mounted overhead on a cart surrounded by the router table, drum sander and and planer. The planer has a self contained blower unit but I have found that routing it into the Theine style seperator eliminates the need for another chip container. I also have 2” PVC running overhead to the workbench.

Takes about 15 seconds to plug and unplug hoses but plan to build a manifold soon. This arrangement works well for me

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 05:27 AM

You might want to take a look at my HF DC project using a fiber drum with a Thien Baffle and venting outside and see if it works for you. It has worked great for me. The baffle really does a good job and I haven’t noticed anything reallyl being vented outside. I jointed and cut a bunch of bloodwood when there was snow on the ground and didn’t notice any dust making it outside.

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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