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johnhutchinson

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08-25-2014 01:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection shop safety

I was a big fan of Stumpy Nubs until I saw his latest video on dust collection. Now I’m a HUGE fan.

I’ve been running my Penn dust collector for years with the original felt bags, and now Stumpy has explained how it’s hurting, rather than helping, my health.

MUST SEE ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f92mDnLpWFU&list=UUstwpLSByklww1YojZN-KiQ

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"


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#1 posted 08-25-2014 01:24 AM

Very good…I’ll have to look into specific recommendations for a new dust collector as my Jet DC650 has been failing.
Thanks!

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 01:33 AM

You might want to look into the Wynn Nano filters. I built a filter box almost a year and a half ago that houses 2 of them and they made a big difference and improvement over my old Oneida single filter. Much better suction.
I made an easily removable lid on the top that makes it easy to look inside the filters to check how the are doing.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#3 posted 08-25-2014 01:56 AM

I had to go back and change the topic wording from ‘regaring dust collection’ to ‘regarding dust collection’.

I’m blaming the brain damage on my felt bags.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#4 posted 08-25-2014 02:18 AM

Man, my plan is still to put garage doors on all four sides of my dream shop and just blow gym fans in there 24/7. I wonder when we are going to find out how good dust collection really needs to be? Seems like every time we turn around, there is new info about how what we thought was good enough isn’t really good enough and we are all doomed to get lung cancer or be digging chips out of lungs. I still think fresh air or an outdoor workshop solves a lot of the dust problem. Too bad that isn’t realistic for most of us.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#5 posted 08-25-2014 04:29 AM

“I had to go back and change the topic wording from ‘regaring dust collection’ to ‘regarding dust collection’.

I’m blaming the brain damage on my felt bags.”

I’m blaming the scotch for me not even noticing! Great read however, gets those of us in small shops thinking more.

Paul

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johnhutchinson

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#6 posted 08-25-2014 05:00 AM


I m blaming the scotch for me not even noticing!

- Paul

That’s why God made SawStop. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#7 posted 08-25-2014 05:13 AM


I m blaming the scotch for me not even noticing!

- Paul

That s why God made SawStop. :)

- johnhutchinson

What’s a SawStop?

Hijack! Sorry it’s late and you asked for it ;)

Paul

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#8 posted 08-25-2014 06:01 AM

This was the first of his videos that I’ve watched. Well worth the time, thanks for posting this.

The downside to clear explanations like these is they make it sound easy enough that even I could do it…then I get it in my head that I want to and should do it …and so my ‘to do’ list gets even longer ;-( !

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#9 posted 08-25-2014 07:28 AM

John, did you really mean to write what you did?

”I was a big fan of Stumpy Nubs until I saw his latest video on dust collection. Now I’m a HUGE fan.

Maybe some one will hire you to blow their dust out out of their shop?
Or does it mean that you are no longer a Stumpy Nubs fan?

I’ll watch the video in the morning as it is 12:30 I am going to bed now!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 08-25-2014 11:47 AM

Thanks for calling this to our attention John. Excellent video!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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johnhutchinson

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#11 posted 08-25-2014 11:55 AM

oldnovice, I find your comments to be OFANSIVE and I’m reporting them.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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johnhutchinson

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#12 posted 08-25-2014 12:03 PM

Imagine that. A nice comment from Mike without a single blow or suck joke.

Take note, oldnovice. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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English

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#13 posted 08-25-2014 12:19 PM

I have one of these manometers installed on my filters, I used an inclined manometer which makes reading low pressures much easier. I have a standard manometer installed on my duct work at the main duct into the cyclone. This allows me to monitor the negative pressure or static pressure in my ducts and helps me catch things like a blast gate left open reducing my suction.

They work great and allow you to monitor the heath of the DC.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#14 posted 08-25-2014 12:37 PM

I’m guessing the subject of this thread will attract some folks who know some stuff about dust collection…being a newbie, I have some dusty questions.

First, wouldn’t it make sense to mount your dust collector OUTSIDE? I’m thinking the walls of my shop probably make a pretty decent zero-micron filter. Why not suck clean air in through the cracks around the door and blow the fine dust particles outside? (perhaps the main reason is that this would work against any heater/AC you might be using to control the temp in your shop)

My second question is about when the dust system is on. Do many of you set up an easy/auto control system so that it just runs when you are actually making dust…or is it more common to just turn it on and leave it on for long periods of time? (and is a “long period” here half-an-hour, or is it the whole time you’re out there noodling in your woodshop?)

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#15 posted 08-25-2014 01:11 PM

Jeff,

You are right that is the best approach for clean shop air, but with most DC drawing over 1000 cfm you can’t keep your heat or cooling in your shop.

You can purchase systems such as blast gate switches that will turn your DC on and off with the starting and stopping of your machines. I do mine manually, I only have it running when needed. Makes to much noise to leave it on.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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