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02-03-2016 01:11 PM
Dejure I'm thinking of moving my four bagger into the attic, with a return in the shop. With the cyclone, emptying the bag should be a once a year thing.

I have no qualms about wearing ear protection and have muffs sitting on the band saw, the planer, the sanding station...... The ONE big disadvantage of them is, they cut the noise so much it becomes an afterthought and you have to remind yourself to shut down the collector at the band saw before going to the big one at the jointer and planer.

Too, the big thing about ear muffs and plugs is, you don't hear the band saw, belt sander and so forth running, so have to be more careful about shutting them off before walking away, even for a moment.
02-03-2016 10:56 AM
johnnie_dr I used thin-wall PCV with my HF DC system. It services (with drops and gates) to my table saw, router table, chop saw, planer & jointer. I also used is with a long hose & floor sweeper.

I added grounding wires across each joint with termination wrapped around a water pipe (my shop is in basement).

I grounded it to stop the minor "static-shocks" I would get when sucking up SD and chips from the floor and work area. I was not worried about explosions, as a small shop system is not generating super fine dust in a large enough quantity to pose a problem.

For noise reduction...I bought some 3 inch ridgid foam panels from HD, cut them up to form a "box with lid" around my DC. It's all held together with duct tape...quite sturdy and does lower the noise.

Anyway...I always have my noise protection, (over-ear muffs) on when operating any/all of my machines....so I don't pay attention to the DC noise... it's just another sound source.
02-02-2016 08:26 AM
Oakwerks
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Keith, youre risking your long term health if you dont have a system for collecting dust. COPD and similar are life changing illnesses that can be avoided.
Noise is NOT an issue, your health is.
But its not difficult to build a noise reducing cabinet very cheaply for the motor. I reduced mine from an ear splitting whine to something like a domestic vacuum cleaner running in next doors house, and without much effort.
You tube it for ideas.
But get that collector!!
Couldn't agree more.... Our health is #1 ..... Also, it will keep the shop and tools cleaner.... My 2hp Shop Fox is fairly noisy, but I have a Long Ranger remote, so it only runs when the tool is running.....
But, I will look at YouTube, as you suggested, for a noise reduction cabinet...
02-01-2016 09:52 PM
Dejure It's really this simple. Each of these are just press on. Some of my hoses have plastic inserts to make the easy to add and remove, for others, the hose is pressed on and held in place by a clamp.

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Its a metal tube. it should be grounded at least once over its length. Regardless of a spark possibility, which is quite rare on a short run. I say again, its a METAL pipe. Ground it.
02-01-2016 02:36 PM
sunnybob Keith, youre risking your long term health if you dont have a system for collecting dust. COPD and similar are life changing illnesses that can be avoided.
Noise is NOT an issue, your health is.
But its not difficult to build a noise reducing cabinet very cheaply for the motor. I reduced mine from an ear splitting whine to something like a domestic vacuum cleaner running in next doors house, and without much effort.
You tube it for ideas.
But get that collector!!
02-01-2016 02:10 PM
Keith C Also, is there anyone that lives in the MD/DC/VA area that would let me come over and hear their Dust Collecting system? Would like an idea of the sound level, another concern of the wife in spite of the fact that she would like the DC to combat dust floating up from the basement.
02-01-2016 02:09 PM
Keith C I've been thinking about getting a DC system and have always wondered about how they stay connected to the saw/router/whatever. Is there some easy clamp or something?
02-01-2016 12:42 PM
sunnybob Its a metal tube. it should be grounded at least once over its length. Regardless of a spark possibility, which is quite rare on a short run. I say again, its a METAL pipe. Ground it.
02-01-2016 12:26 PM
RingNeckBlues The reason most go with PVC is the cost difference compared to galvanized pipe. You are better off with the metal pipe as it reduces the static issues that PVC pipe has.

Great looking run and good upgrade with the pleated filter. Only thing I see is the tight 90s, you will get better air flow with either a sweep 90 or 2 45s...

Thanks for sharing..
02-01-2016 10:52 AM
Oakwerks
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Originally Posted by Stick486 View Post
maybe...
what size is the intake on the DC...
Six inch......
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