Anybody else encounter this problem?
My dust collector sits in the far corner of the shop, with the lines (all 4" PVC) running up into the unheated attic, and across the trusses to ceiling drops for the bandsaw, router table, planer, etc.
Well, it's been a bit cold here lately - nothing drastic, just in the 20's. Yesterday, I started to run the router table, and could hear a funny noise in the flex hose drop. When I disconnected it, about a quart of water - and gummy chips and dust - poured out of it. Apparently, the cold air has caused that much condensation in the lines, and the droop loop in that flex line was the low point in the system, which collected it all.
Gummy mess in the line, and of course, reduced efficiency in the collection. I'm also a bit concerned that sucking that much moisture and wet sawdust into the DC may lead to mold and mildew in the collector bag.
Right now, the drops are disconnected, to drain and dry. Ayybody else got this problem. Any suggestions for mitigating it, other than bringing the lines back down into the heated portion of the shop?