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Forum topic by Medickep posted 11-22-2013 08:59 PM 615 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Medickep

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11-22-2013 08:59 PM

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I’m making a cheap dust collection system and I’m scratching my head on what will be the best setup. My TS represents the end of the run of tools along my wall and I don’t have room to have the shop vac and Dust Deputy behind the TS at the end of the run of PVC.
Ideally I would have the shop vac and Dust Deputy just in front of my out feed table, but I wasn’t sure if throwing a Y here with a gate would be the best option. Essentially wondering if there’s any reason it can’t draw from both directions!

As I’m typing this I don’t think it should matter which way it draws as long as there’s no sharp turns and gates closed the opposite way.

I want it to be close to the TS as it produces the most dust for me.

-- Keith


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#1 posted 11-22-2013 09:02 PM

that looks like a mighty long run for a 2.5” pipe. are you getting good airflow with it?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 11-22-2013 09:44 PM

Ya, I’m getting good air flow. The guys at Rockler said it would be like a straw at the end, when I was describing my idea. So, I went home, connected 20’ of PVC to my Shop Vac and put a pile of sawdust on the ground ands it sucked it up no problem.

Once this setup is done (haven’t purchased the DD yet), I will borrow a neighbors shop vac and try my theory with two shop vacs connected!

-- Keith

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 10:29 PM

The real question will be how to best account for the the fact that the TS will be to the left of the DD and everything else to the right. That leaves one non ideal angle for one direction.

-- Keith

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