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Forum topic by DustyMark posted 12-05-2014 05:19 AM 1020 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2014 05:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection

The move from Florida to Minnesota has been a long process. I packed up my shop and stored it in a shed in September 2013 when we moved to an apartment and waited for our house to be built. We moved into the house in June and after a fun duck hunting season ended…woodworking season began!

I now own a 2,100 square foot ranch with a full, unfinished basement. This will be my third basement shop and they are my favorite. All the tools are assembled/placed, lights installed, and the dust collection system installed. I will begin wiring my outlets tomorrow.

I caulked all the dust collection pipe seams and fittings tonight. It was then that I remembered I had not switched the motor back to 220 volts. I foolishly crowded the motor to the ceiling and couldn’t see to do the rewire. I had to take the flywheel off in order to get the motor down…oops!

I designed the stand so that two 6” diameter elbows would hit the ceiling perfectly without any pipe between them; I should have just cut the extra straight pipe and given myself more room to remove the motor and flywheel from the top of the cyclone. That will be one of those future projects that will never get done!

Looking forward to full-up woodworking again. I’ll update the pictures of my shop in my profile in a week or so…

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 12-05-2014 12:54 PM

Another in the land of Gods frozen chosen! Welcome to Minnesnowta!

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#2 posted 12-05-2014 01:13 PM

I grew up in FloriDUH, and believe me, I NEVER want to live there again. When we moved from the state (for the 4th and last time) we drew an imaginary line from middle-Georgia to about the middle of Kentucky and said “Somewhere in here is where we will retire.”

We like the seasonal changes, and dont mind a bit of snow. But I didn’t want to have to dig my truck out of a 6 foot snow bank to be able to get out. (Been there done that with 5 winters in St Louis)

That said… I cant even IMAGINE what kind of climate shock it would have been to go from Fla to Mn.
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#3 posted 12-05-2014 02:36 PM

After 30 years away, it’s good to be back to my home town! No such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing! A toasty insulated concrete form home with in-floor heat helps a lot too…

-- Mark, Minnesota

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