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JSB

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558 days ago

So after reading a ton of info on this DC I believe I am getting one this weekend. Just wondering if anyone can chime in here. I want to run the exhaust right out the window. I do not want to deal with adding an expensive filter, nor do I want to breathe the dust that blows by the stock bag filter. I also do not want to blow everything outside, just the small dust. My plan is to build a thein baffle lid for a metal trash can then blow the dust outside where it can be blown to wherever by the wind.

Has anyone blown their exhaust outside?
With a pre-seperator has anyone else had problems with dust accumulation outside?
Because I am basically buying it for the motor and will not use the majority of the parts (filter bag, dust bag, stand) can someone recommend a different, stronger motor assembly for the same price? ($199@20% off = $159.20)

Thanks!

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com


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RockyTopScott

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#1 posted 558 days ago

Is it 20% off for President’s day sale or a coupon somewhere?

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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JSB

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#2 posted 558 days ago

Coupon from the HF web site. 20% off any item.

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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RockyTopScott

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#3 posted 558 days ago

Very sweet. I have one of these already and need another. I will be looking forward to the expert responses to your questions because I have no idea about the answer.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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crank49

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#4 posted 558 days ago

You will create a negative pressure in your shop. Not a major problem if you live in a mild climate, or you don’t mind the hot/cold/humid/buggy air that will be drawn in to replace what is blown outside.

Don’t do this if you have a gas fired water heater or furnace in the same building with the collector until you are sure it will not pull flue gasses back into the building.

You might find a similar motor for about that price, but it wouldn’t have a fan attached to it.

For what it’s worth, if I had no other objections and passed the above criteria then I’d put the whole fan outside, protected from rain of course, and just run a duct through the wall from the thein/trashcan dropout inside.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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MT_Stringer

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#5 posted 558 days ago

$149 coupon in Wood Magazine.
$39.95 for the hose kit with the 20% off coupon. worked for me.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Bill White

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#6 posted 558 days ago

I did not add anything but the felted bags (top and bottom) from Highland Woodworking. I’d buy it/them again.
Bill

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weldoman

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#7 posted 558 days ago

I made one real similar to the one in this link, it works really well, and discharges thru an outside wall. I still need to install a plexiglass window in mine for level indication and I should have used a bigger drum.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-cyclone-chip-separator-for-a-dust-collect/?ALLSTEPS

-- missouri, dave

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 558 days ago

How far from your shop is the closest neighbor’s house ? You’d be surprised how far fine dust can travel and affect other peoples breathing and allergies. Just thinkin’ about the next guy : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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JSB

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#9 posted 558 days ago

Dusty – Nobody’s window will be closer than say 100ft of the exhaust. I plan on running about 3 feet of hose out the window and pointing it at the grass. Hopefully it will keep outdoor dust to a minimum.

weldoman – Thanks for the link. Looks like an easy solution. I think I will go with it.

MT_Stringer – Thanks for the magazine source. I think I will be doing that. Thanks.

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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Holbs

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#10 posted 558 days ago

i too, am about to jump on a dust collector. the one you are looking at from harbor freight… would of been my #1 selection. but a 2HP Total Shop (never heard of it before) has appeared for 1/2 the price locally on craigslist and may go that route til i can really determine what my 3HP+ needs are in the future. but for now, a 2 HP should suit my needs.
i will test it out to ensure it functions, but here is a picture. apparently, this could be the industrial 2hp 1150CFM dust collector from the 80’s by Total Shop.

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Cole Tallerman

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#11 posted 558 days ago

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toolie

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#12 posted 557 days ago

http://www.amazon.com/Oasis-Machinery-1687A-Heavy-Collector/dp/B002UDM2HO/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&qid=1360988643&sr=8-26&keywords=dust+collector

says it comes with two 30 micron filter bags. probably means another $200+ for wynne cannisters.

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

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JSB

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#13 posted 557 days ago

Well I got the HF unit today. I couldn’t find the hose accessory kit for it though. I will see If I can make my own blast gates and find some suitable hose locally for now. I got started on the thein baffel for it. Cant wait to get it going. Cutting up some MDF for the baffle is making me wish it was already done!

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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MT_Stringer

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#14 posted 557 days ago

I am pretty happy with my set up so far. This evening I ran several boards across the joiner and then used my planer some. Best as I can tell, almost all of the chips are in the drum and not the bag. I can tell there is some fine dust passing through to the sock filter because of tell tale leaks around the plastic bag clamp. The baffle and Wynn canister filter should take care of that.

I am happy because I have had trouble with the joiner and planer plugging the hose when they were connected to the shop vac/Dust deputy.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#15 posted 557 days ago

A place I used to work had the whole thing outside and then just ran a duct inside. The motor sat on top of a drum. The drum caught the big stuff and the small stuff went into the air. Of course the motor was under a small overhang. It worked well.

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