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Blog entry by woodnut posted 2313 days ago 1020 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago I posted wanting advice on dust collection. Well I went with the Tempest S-series 3.5hp cyclone. It arrived on Tuesday of last week and didn’t get to install it untill Friday. This was not as easy of an install as I had hoped, it took me at least 7 hours to put the collector together and mounted to the wall. Today was the fun of running the duct work, I went with the 6” pvc for the duct 1) because it was a cheaper way to go 2) because I read alot on the net about using pvc and decided that pvc may not be as bad as I first thought 3) easier to buy locally. Well I did the first test on the planner tonight and so far I love this machine. After I have had a couple of months to use the collector I will do a review with pics for all of you. That is it for now just wanted to share the excitment.

-- F.Little



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dalec

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#1 posted 2313 days ago

Thanks for the review. Although setup was more than you anticipated, it sounds like it was worth the effort.

Dalec

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2313 days ago

It would be nice to see some pictures of your installation.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2312 days ago

Pictures, please. Someday I will install a system for the whole shop.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2312 days ago

It is always an exciting time when we add a new tool to the workshop. Part of the enjoyment is sharing this with others as well. So thanks for sharing this with the rest of the group. By the way I agree with rikkor’s and Gary’s comments about the pictures.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Bruce

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#5 posted 2312 days ago

I too am in the beginning stages of planning for dust collection. As things stand now I plan on purchasing the Grizzly 3 hp unit for my shop. I am now re-arranging some of my tools to optimize the ductwork. The 3 hp unit has an 8” inlet, so I will be using 8” pvc for my main trunk line then branching off from that to 6” and hopefully run 6” to as close to the machine as I can. I am also thinking of putting the collector outside which would reduce noise and also limit and fine dust particles from getting into the inside shop air. Post photos, I would love to see your installation.

-- Bruce Ebling

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2312 days ago

Welcome to the ”almost” dustless society.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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teenagewoodworker

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#7 posted 2312 days ago

cool that is tedious work setting up a dust collector. well now that its done you can enjoy it!

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