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I have a Shop Vac with a DD hooked to it. Also, a broom and dustpan get a lot of use. My filtration system is a box fan with a pleated furnace filter. I wear a dust mask for turning and sanding. I have a respirator but can't wear it- throws my glasses out of focus and gives me headaches and dizzy spells. As for a DC, don't have room for it as my shop is so small, I have to go out into the basement to change my mind.

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Still mulling over choices on the Super Dust Deputy. The HF unit's input is 4 inch, the Super Dust Deputy 5 inch is $169. I would need to put reducers on the intake and output ports, and I wonder just what impact the expansion and reductin effect would be. No reply from Oneida yet on the 4 inch model without a drum. Very odd and gimmicky policy.

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The $30 trashcan lid separator has been doing surprisingly well for all these years. I have it on a 30 gallon trash can, but I think it would fit some larger cans as well. The bottom collector bag on the DC shows almost nothing in it ever, unless I don't empty the can soon enough.

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No answer yet on the 4 inch model, so I think I'll do the $170 5 inch version. I think I'll just re-use my 30 gallon fiber drums. They have holes in them already, so I'll have to use some BB to make a cover and attach the metal lid to it with lots of sealer. I'm also going to use a bit of Lexan and make a peek hole to check on dust levels.

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The HF unit's input is 4 inch, the Super Dust Deputy 5 inch is $169
The HF has a 5" input, when you remove the dual 4" adapters.

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I would like to move my DC out of the shop but here in the PNW iím Concerned about the damp. I have an unheated outbuilding about 2í away that could house It. Has anyone tried this, Herb possibly.
Jon, I enclosed the foyer into my shop and sound proofed it. That is where the DC unit resides it has a return air grill into the shop up near the ceiling. Where I live I can't exhaust thu the wall into the open air.
I did find out that the 3hp motor/fan unit does generate heat in the winter time.

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Thanks Herb, very helpful. Now if I can just avoid analysis paralysis I might get something done on this.
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No answer yet on the 4 inch model, so I think I'll do the $170 5 inch version. I think I'll just re-use my 30 gallon fiber drums. They have holes in them already, so I'll have to use some BB to make a cover and attach the metal lid to it with lots of sealer. I'm also going to use a bit of Lexan and make a peek hole to check on dust levels.
Just a thought on why they want to sell the drum with the Super Dust Deputy -
It's likely their shipping container for the Dust Deputy, so it's well protected and they save packaging.

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Finally got an answer from Oneida. The 4 inch model only comes with the piss ant 15 gallon bucket (too small to call a tub or barrel). So I'm going to go for the 5 inch model, which has a 5 inch intake and 6 inch outflow. Going to use metal pipe from HD to hook it up to the 5 inch input of the HF DC.

I'll reuse the 30 gallon fiber drums I have now, but will have to cut a bb ply top since the existing lock on tops have two off-center holes for the Rockler Dust Right connectors. At lease it will make it nice and rigid. I think the Super Dust Deputy wants to sit centered on the drum.

Interesting that they want to force the $220 unit down my craw, so I wind up with the $170 dollar unit shipped free from Amazon. I'm not looking forward to fiddling with more mixed brands of connectors. We have 3 days of possible rain coming up, probably light showers at most. So I'll probably put off enclosing the breezeway where the HF unit sits. If I turn the DC the other way around, the duct runs will be shorter and fairly straight. I see a lot of aluminum type duct tape in my near future.

Not sure where I'll store my 16 ft extension ladder now, I liked having it out of the sun in that breezeway. More carpentry projects ahead, I think.

The biggest dust offender in my shop by far is the sliding miter. I'm thinking of building a nice flat porch outside the front of the shop, level with the opening, where I can pull the miter and the sander outside for use. I can just let the dust fly that way and keep it out of the shop. My breathing problems (not COPD) have me wanting to get those rascals out of there. Everything else has pretty good dust collection.

One other thing I've been thinking about is using the T track on the front of the router fence to mount what looks like a safety shield, but is connected to the DC hose. That would pull the dust straight up off the bit most of the time. That would produce a really strong up flow of a high volume of air. Any of you folks have any thoughts on this idea? Drawing is a side view.
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That might get some dust, but some is still going to shoot out the sides.

You could even add a brush skirt or clear skirt to catch even more of the dust, but that would impair your visibility a bit. Probably at the point of diminishing returns......
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