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Forum topic by txn posted 11-26-2014 02:38 AM 1009 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2014 02:38 AM

is there any reason why I shouldn’t put my jet dc1100 into my attic and plumb pic down to my garage and have a thein baffle set up. Of course I’ve already got a remote just wondering if there is any reason why I shouldn’t do it

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#1 posted 11-26-2014 03:16 AM

Well my first thought would be fire.

Can you post some pics of your layout?
It may help.
Others will chime in soon I’m sure.
Just my 2 cents.

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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#2 posted 11-26-2014 12:37 PM

2 I can think of: you will drawing a huge amount of air out of the shop. Be aware of the problems this can cause with any vented appliances (furnaces, water heaters) and the heat/cool loss. The second would be the extreme heat in the attic which will be very hard on the motor. If neither are a problem you will be fine….I do agree with the opportunity of fire in the motor; give that some consideration as well.

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#3 posted 11-26-2014 12:53 PM

Not to say it cant be done but. All systems leak dust eventually, and if its in an attic, all will be covered with dust at some point.

They often get a small stick, large chips that wedge in the pipes causing a clog, so if yours is in the attic, makes it more problematic to clean. Every turn reduces the efficiency.

Personally, I wouldn’t do it, but then again, I don’t know what your shop, attic, access, system is, so its not fair for me to make an assumption based on unavailable information

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#4 posted 11-26-2014 01:36 PM

It does get hot here in texas summers, and i have plenty of room in the attic I will post a pic when I get a chance of the attic

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#5 posted 11-26-2014 02:48 PM

Fire hazard! especially with the fine dust that will accumulate everywhere. I personally would not do it.

-- John, New Jersey

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#6 posted 11-26-2014 03:14 PM

That is going to be a LOT of ducting. I would guess 10’ at the very least. If it is 4” diameter, you are looking at a large drop in capacity. Six inch duct work would help a lot, but the cost gets prohibitive pretty quickly. Sucking the air straight up is going to cause you problems with larger chips. Then there is the problem of getting that beast of a motor and blower up the glorified ladder that builders call attic access, and returning there everytime there is a clog. I think it may be about like being married to a nymphomaniac. Seems like a good idea on paper, and works great for a week or two. Long term, however, it may be more trouble than it is worth.

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#7 posted 11-28-2014 08:20 AM

Some people have their DC outside, to reduce noise and not get the fine dust around in the shop. I’ve never heard that drawing the air out of the shop that way was a problem (doesn’t mean it couldn’t be, though).

If you use a separator on the floor level before going up to the attic, large chips won’t go up the pipe and it won’t clog.

As for the other points raised, I dunno.

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