My dust control system has progressed from what it was a little over two years ago consisting of one Ridgid shop vac to what it is today, two Ridgid shop vacs, one Jet 1000B (1 micron air filter), one Jet 650 Dust collector (not yet in use full time), one HF 2hp 1500cfm dust collector retro fitted with the Wynn 35A Series Cartridge kit (filters to .5 micron) in series with and downstream from a Onida Super Dust Deputy fitted to a 35 gallon barrel to collect dust and chips from my TS, two planers and joiner. My router table, osculating sander, compound miter slider saw, band saw and anything else are handled by the two shop vacs. All but the Jet filter and the shop vacs are located in an adjacent garage. My shop is located in a walkout basement and occupies about 435 sqft plus the garage where I store most of my wood and my Jeep. For now all the ducts lie on the floor and will be raised to the ceiling or at least part way up the wall. I would be open to suggestion as to what material to use for duct work and how high to move it up the wall or to the ceiling.
Pic 1 My DC system in the garage, HF 1500 dust collector with the Wynn 35A series cartridge kit and the Onida Dust Deputy at the far left.
Pic 2 the Jet 1000B It my opinion that a good air filter system should be a top priority item. You can have shop vacs and a big DC unit but the fine and hazardous particles are still in the air. When sanding I often wear my 3M mask.
Pic 3 The trusty shop vac.
Pics 4-7 the present duct system, this will change.
The reason there is anything in the bag on the HF 1500 is I didn't empty the blue barrel soon enough on two occasions. Prior to that there was just a skiff of dust in the bag.
It interesting to note that the garage has almost no dust from the DC system collecting anywhere. I do not want dust in the house from the shop so much so that we just spent a sizable amount of money to air condition and heat the shop and the rest of the basement keeping that area isolated from the rest of the house and each room separate from each other.
Pics 8&9 the A/C heat unit in the shop.
Pics 10&11 the outside condenser unit
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