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    My Dust Collection System -- Finally Complete?

    I've been kinda sick the past few days so I've been catching up on some photography and web page updates. I posted an update about my TSGUARD installation a couple of days ago. Today, I took a few photos of my entire dust collection system and created a new page on my web site. Here's a look at it.
    Last edited by Bill Arnold; 09-16-2009 at 12:43 AM.
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    Thanks you so much for sharing this. I don't have a shop but when I do, I'll definitely go back to your web site for ideas.
    I like the floor sweep idea.

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    well done bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Thanks you so much for sharing this. I don't have a shop but when I do, I'll definitely go back to your web site for ideas.
    I like the floor sweep idea.
    Thanks, Mohammad.

    For the floor sweeps, I bought two ABS plastic units from Rockler (88452). These are pretty rugged, but I used some scrap 5/8" plywood to build a box around each one for protection. I suppose one could just build a box and add a DC duct to it but I think the manufactured sweep is designed for optimum airflow.
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    Wonderful write-up Bill. I've enjoyed watching your website progress, it's been infomational. You've got a really well layed out shop also.

    Nice work!
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    Bill, very nice DC and tour!
    I am not going to put in a floor sweep at this time as I have upcoming little ones that are going to be doing a lot of sweeping. Also have heard the concern about screws, nails, metal going thru and causing sparks, thus a fire where it can't be easily detected. Is that a legitimate concern and if it is, you only work with wooden nails and screws?
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    That's a fine-looking system, Bill. I'd love to have something in that league someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Bill, very nice DC and tour!
    I am not going to put in a floor sweep at this time as I have upcoming little ones that are going to be doing a lot of sweeping. Also have heard the concern about screws, nails, metal going thru and causing sparks, thus a fire where it can't be easily detected. Is that a legitimate concern and if it is, you only work with wooden nails and screws?
    Thanks, Jonathan.

    You're fortunate to have little ones at home. All of my "little ones" are a thousand miles away with their own little ones to chase!

    Since I have a cyclone, I'm not concerned about small screws, etc., going through the system. Larger metallic items that show up while sweeping help me with my knee bends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That's a fine-looking system, Bill. I'd love to have something in that league someday.
    Thanks, Vaughn. I've waited decades to have any type of "real" shop and have really enjoyed putting one together in Georgia. The DC system itself has taken nearly two and a half years to get to this stage. I started with the cyclone and the 7" duct to the first drop on each trunk. As budget and time allowed, I purchased additional duct and wyes to bring more machines online.
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    My little ones are also having little ones!! Grandkids. Mine at this time are close and planning on staying that way. But times dictate different things. So a cyclone is different and won't create the spark? Interesting. Excellent system hands down, impressed with the overall fit of the system to each piece and overall.
    Jon

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