|Forum topic by deadherring||posted 01-23-2014 03:47 PM||1139 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-23-2014 03:47 PM
This is my first time doing a project like this and I was hoping I could get some input on do’s and dont’s.
The DC will be located in the next room. It will be 22 feet from the DC to the shop, then I’ll split the run and it will be another 10 feet to the each set of machines.
For that distance Grizzly recommended the G0443: http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0443 which is 1 1/2 HP, 1025 CFM.
My research showed some people use PVC and some use metal. I was leaning toward PVC. Any opinions? If I decide on PVC I’ve seen that there are different kinds of PVC. Some recommended using the Sewer and Drain pipe?
I was going to do 6” runs and reduce down to each machine? Are there considerations for making sure components will fit together such as the PVC to the machines/blast gates? Is the sequence: 6”run—>4” reducer—>blast gate—>4” pipe—>machine?
How should the runs be connected? Some have said don’t glue so that things can be moved around if necessary? Should screws be used? What hangers should be used to mount the pipe to the ceiling?
If I want to drop extra runs and cap them for future expansion is there a cap I can get for the pipe?
Where is the best place to buy additional components such as reducers, blast gates etc?
Sorry for all the questions—if anyone has a great source such as a blog post or video for how to put this system together please let me know, I’ve looked around online and have found bits and pieces but nothing comprehensive.