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As with you and many other member here, basically grew up with the trades. One of my first mentors told me when I was still in grade school, “ regardless of how much formal education you pursue, learn a trade and you will always have opportunities”.

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That was good advice. Have a time crunch on a different project just now, so I've closed off the breezeway without connecting the DC. Have to seal in the floor first. Moving slow these days.

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Nothing wrong with moving slow. That is the value of being retired.
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Finally got back to the DC enclosure project today. Pulled everything out of the space, swept it up then cut two 45 degree cuts on some 1x6 and closed the galp between floor and shed wall. Once that was done, I laid down some linoleum on the floor, which is to keep the ac/heated air from excaping, but also makes cleanup easier. Tentatively hooked up the DC and Super Dust Deputy. Not quite the way I want it, but I'll be finessing it later in the week.

Still working on sealing the space in, and the doors aren't quite fitting on one end. Next major step is cutting an opening to vent the filtered air back into the shop. I made a hanging filter unit that hangs in the shop, has a 20 inch box fan in it, but it has two 20x20 filter holders on it. These will be going over the return opening so I'll have a double filter for the returning air, and a really large area for the return air. I ran out of daylight, so I'll take a picture or two tomorrow. Looks kind of cool in there. Might also install some insulation in the ceiling to hold down the heat a bit. Final bit will be sealing cracks with a fire resistant foam.

It all worked really well when I gave it a test run. I think I'm going to paint it and try to make it look nice.

Still managed to get in two naps.

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Project on hold for a couple of days to get things ready for a seminar in Charlotte. Also hope to get my church theater conversion project underway this week. A 16 x24 foot stage is OK'd and in the works. Just need volunteers with nail guns now.

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Wednesday afternoon I'll be done with chores and can get back to the project. Trimming some areas out, sealing all the cracks, shortening the connector between SDD and shed outfeed, cutting the opening for the air return. I think I'm going to add some sheet insulation to the ceiling with radiant barrier to see if I can keep the heat down.

Anyway, it's really coming along. With everything connected again, I can clean up the sawdust that accumulated while the DC was down.

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All Right! Went out this a.m. and cut the vent for the air return into the shop. Also installed the 20 inch filter holding grille. Looks very nice, well sealed/tight fit. The opening is smaller than the grille, but plenty large enough to replenish the air. Have a little more sealing to do, and to shorten the hose into the SDD, but basically it's done except for a little work on trim, plugging air leaks, holding down the linoleum at the entry ways, and eventually, paint.

The picture shows the SDD, top of the chip collector, the HF DC unit and in the upper right, the vent, covered by the white grille. Set the grille up so I can change filters without having to move everything.
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Final push on this project this weekend. Something to protect the edge of the linoleum, door seals, trim around the doors, foam in all the small cracks, shorten the connector between SDD and the through the wall DC port. And maybe some insulation under the roof (Fly Rick down from Canada to help?)

Not quite enough space to install the second filter holder unit, so I may try to figure out an alternative this weekend as well. Doesn't need to be sealed as well as the other side.

It's been interesting to do this project, at least to me. Stretched over several weeks, I don't think it's attracted many followers. But I've learned a lot about how to square up a space which is pretty much an uneven trapezoid using levels, squares and shims. All done on a budget.

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Definitely worth following Tom. Added a Dust Deputy to mine as a result of the discussion. Added the Wynn filter based on your previous comments. All good points.
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@JFPNCM I've had a passing thought about changing the impeller to the stronger one from Rikon. But I think once the sealing is done, that I'm going to let it rest, make some much needed frames for my wife's art, and move on to my theater conversion project at a church.

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