|Forum topic by ynathans||posted 02-23-2014 12:19 AM||593 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-23-2014 12:19 AM
I’m in the final stages on a new DC system in the shop. I’ve run 6” PVC and I’ve got this 2HP system: http://www.grizzly.com/products/2HP-Canister-Dust-Collector-with-Aluminum-Impeller-Polar-Bear-Series/G0548ZP
I am ready to start on a Thien Baffle and was leaning towards this design from Stumby nubs, primarily because it looks a little less intimidating for a beginner than making my own cover on the 30 gallon trash can:
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I was wondering a few things:
1. Any reason this design won’t work? I saw a comment on the video that suggested extending the middle coupler below the bottom baffle, I was thinking I would drill a hole in the center and extend a pipe to a point below the second baffle.
2. What is the input/output setup for this design? I’m going to use 6” elbows—do I connect a 6” flex hose from the DC out to the 90 degree elbow and then a 6” flex hose from the PVC runs in to the coupler in the middle?
3. Woodcraft and Rockler don’t seem to carry 6” flex hose. Anyone know of a good place to get that? And, is there a fitting I will need to connect to the PVC, DC and fittings on the thien cover?
Finally, I’d welcome any comments on using this design and suggestions on alternative approaches. I’m still a beginner so if anyone knows of a good tutorial, step by step for alternatives I’d welcome them
Thanks in advance,