|Forum topic by fstellab||posted 04-02-2013 02:28 AM||434 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-02-2013 02:28 AM
I have all the materials to get started on building a real dust collection system based on Phil Thein’s design.
I purchased a HF 2HP DC about 2 weeks ago. I am very pleased, I connected one port to the Table Saw (now Ridgid will be happy that it will not blow up) the other port to handheld floor vac attachment. I have blast gates on each hose. Using the floor vac is amazing, the suction is close to that of a shop vac, it will suck in a rag or screw from 5 inches away, as you might expect the input vent gets clogged a lot, and the screws make a lot of noise.
I need to start the permanent setup. I would like to take baby steps if possible. So I am thinking that the first step would be to put a simple separator on to the base system, possibility with the Thein “under the lid” cyclone.
My question is I would like to keep the 2 connections I have, and in the future go to 3 connections. Would it be better to a 3-Way Dust Collection Junction, or open 3 input connections in the lid ?
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