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Forum topic by Chiefwoodworker posted 08-17-2009 07:45 PM 1384 views 1 time favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2009 07:45 PM

For those interested I just posted a dust collection article on my blog http://www.srww.com/blog describing my installation project.

-- Joe.....


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#1 posted 08-17-2009 07:48 PM

looks fantastic

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 08-17-2009 08:08 PM

Very nice post. Did you ground it?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#3 posted 08-17-2009 08:14 PM

nice websit too. beautiful wook.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#4 posted 08-17-2009 08:53 PM

Thanks guys for the kind words on the post and my site.

gizmodyne,

I didn’t ground it. I based this on a number of articles I read that convinced me that small shops like mine have not had any problems with static. The volume, pressure, air flow and quantity of dust is not sufficient to cause a problem. There was an article by an MIT professor that went in to some detail on this subject. I am not recommending that anyone else make the same decision I did. You will have to research it for yourself. But I am satisfied that there is no problem.

-- Joe.....

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#5 posted 08-17-2009 10:12 PM

I have a dewalt planer and it has a grounded flex hose. I didnt connect the gound wire one time and got a pretty hard zap out of it. I gound that hose to the gound loop every time now. I think with a planer, you should consider grounding that hose. In a hobbiests shop, that is the only tool that could generate enough ststic to be a problem.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#6 posted 08-18-2009 12:40 AM

Rob,

Thanks for the advice. My planer is an easy one to ground since it has no piping between it and the collector. Only wire ribbed flex hose. So I will do it. Thanks again.

-- Joe.....

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#7 posted 08-18-2009 01:15 AM

Beautiful shop and layout. Sure wish I had that much room in mine. Great website too.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 08-18-2009 03:11 AM

Thanks Jerry. I enjoy both working in the shop and on my website/blog.

-- Joe.....

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#9 posted 08-19-2009 07:03 PM

Chief, If you haven’t gotten your blast gates yet, I found a killer deal on aluminum ones. Teh 4” gates are $5.28! They’re at blastgateco.com

-- M1911BLDR

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#10 posted 08-22-2009 05:47 AM

Looks good Joe

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#11 posted 08-31-2009 12:30 PM

I just finished modifying all my blast gates so they close all at once. Simple enough to do and now I don’t have to look around the shop for the one(s) I’ve forgotten to close. I simply “push the button” next to the dust collector power switch and voila! they’re all closed!

-- M1911BLDR

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#12 posted 08-31-2009 01:12 PM

What blast gate make/model did you use?

-- Joe.....

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#13 posted 08-31-2009 11:16 PM

Looks great Joe. I have been in limbo on my system for a few months now debating 4” vs 6” PVC. Some of your runs look fairly long and wondering how they are performing with the 4” pipe. Life would be much simpler if I could go down and buy the 4” pipe rather than ordering 6” pipe. I can get 6” from a plumbing supply but it is twice as much as ordering it. I have been leaning towards a 6” trunk about 30 feet long with 6” Y’s, reducing to short 4”runs and 4”drops of pvc and hose. Any thoughts if 6” is really necessary. Total run is about 80’ and my dust collector has around 1300fpm of air. I have a 15” planer and 12” jointer, unisaw and the other small misc dust makers. About 10 drops total. The Jointer is close to the dust collector and the others are 15 feet or more away.

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#14 posted 08-31-2009 11:36 PM

Elksniffer,

Coincidentally, I just finished my hookups today. I haven’t made any tests yet except the feel with my hand what the air flow is like. It seems fine. But I will know more tomorrow when I try planing with my 15” Jet Thickness Planer. I also want to get some test equipment to make actual measurements. That will take me longer.

My longest run is about 55’. Less to my planer. 80’ seems a long distance for 4” but the calculations say 55’ is too. I’ll let you know how I make out tomorrow.

-- Joe.....

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#15 posted 08-31-2009 11:36 PM

I have dust collection envy! Nice set up and your shop looks great. I f yours is a “small” shop than mine is puny!

-- Rick

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