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I am just in the process of changing my hobby into a job. I am starting a timber frame business. I need to set up a dust control system for my shop to meet my insurers requirement.

I was looking at 1 to 3 HP units 650-2700CFM (ie Delta 50-760 or 50-763). These seem like fairly skookum systems. Not sure how to do spec out ducting to connect to them? I don't know if I have to use plastic or tin and/or flex hose or where to look for a supplier on these. I was thinking on using PVC pipe available at an irrigation supplier. Suggestions?

It looks like people suggest adding a cyclone chip separator in front of their big waste producers like planers and joiners. I did find a link about a Thien Cyclone Separator.

Also wondering do I have to consider static build-up causing a spark/fire. Anyone have any suggestions on this?

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Greetings Dave and welcome to the router forum. We are pleased you have chosen to join with us.

Yes on the static build up There are "kits" just for that purpose. What you need depends upon your shop, tools etc.

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Hello Dave. Welcome to the RouterForums. Pleased to have you as a member of our community.

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Hello Dave! Welcome to the Router Forum: I think that You have a pretty good idea of what will work, and what sounds like a good plan, PVC seems to work well, and I think that the ground is a good idea. I am still not certain what the final thinking is on the grounded pipe, However, in the interest Of doing enough to protect now rather than wishing You had grounded, I will side on grounding. Enjoy the forum, and others will also weigh in with there ideas

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Welcome, Dave.
I would suggest that, since you are going commercial, you will want no less than the 3hp with the metal ducting to satisfy your insurance company and also to give you the amount of protection you need. Also you would want at least, if not smaller than, .5 micron filtration on the DC. You might also want to consider installing an air filtration system to boot.

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