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Forum topic by North posted 03-25-2014 05:28 AM 823 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2014 05:28 AM

My workshop is a 2 car Garage. I work with the Garage door open most of the time. I have a delta dust collector that I use. My question is do I need a shop filtration system such as the Jet 1000 or am I good to work without it since my garage door is open.

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#1 posted 03-25-2014 07:04 AM

You don’t need it if your climate allows exchange with outdoor air.

Just move your dust collector outside and it will suck the
air out in a couple of minutes with the door down on the
hose. Realistically you can sand up a lot of dust this way
but practically the better way is to sand with a vacuum
attached to the sander.

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 11:51 AM

If your goal is to prevent respiratory problems, I don’t see an ambient air cleaner being of much use. By the time the air filter cleans the dust out of the air, it’s already in your lungs. They are useful for clearing the air for the finishing steps, and general cleanliness….but I think in your case most of the fine particles are being blown out anyway. Easy to tell, do you see a fine dust layer on your surfaces?

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