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01-17-2015 11:37 AM

Ok, I am almost finished with my shop (finally). I do have one last question to get opinions and or advice.
It is a rather small space in my basement, but it is a room that is completely closed off to keep dust contained.
18×14 I have no vents for fresh air intake, I have a set of double windows that I will be installing a fan to help pull out fine particles,also have a dust collector and I have an overhead air filtration system. The main question I have is should I install another fan opposite side of other fan to have fresh air coming in,or my other thought is to cut a hole in the door of the shop and put a filter at the hole and allow the fan in the window to draw air in from the basement. What does everyone think?

Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 01-17-2015 12:53 PM

You don’t need the hole in the door. Enough air leaks around an interior door and you lose any sound deadening from the door or wall that has a hole in it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 01-17-2015 01:38 PM

Not sure what type of dust collection your using but I’ve got a syclone style, sort of like the dust deputy, only larger. The small particles, the airborn stuff, is all that goes to the filter or final bag. I’ve elimated the filter and just piped it outside and haven’t noticed any dust settling on anything. The problem is you are removing a lot of air from the room and you hear people talk about negative presure. I think in your case it would be ok if you put a vent next to the dust exhaust. There’s also talk about heat and cool air exchange. I use a electric heater in my shop and don’t have a noticeable difference. Summer I leave the door open and just use a fan anyway, no ac. I do live in Alabama so weather here isn’t really drastic.
Whatever you decide, post some pics when your through, would like to see it and it might inspire others.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#3 posted 01-17-2015 04:15 PM

Thanks for the responses so far, I Have the harbor freight dust collector along with the cyclone type dust separator from Rockler and the unit that will be mounted to the ceiling which is a Jet AFS-1000. I think I will be ok on the collection issue, but my concern is I will not have an adequate amount of fresh air coming into the area, That is my main concern.
Since it was mentioned it does raise another question, Does the dust collector need to be vented outside or no vent at all is required?
Troy I live in Georgia so climate is probably close to yours as well.
John, I am not an expert by any stretch and realize that I will have leaks here and there, I still have a concern about the intake of air, Due to the fact that the room is finished including caulk around doors, windows and floor ETC..and weather stripping around the door as well, sound is an issue but not as much as air and dust
Thanks again

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