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    Ordered DC today...

    The next step in my shop plan.

    I ordered this a few minutes ago....

    http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0441

    I promise pictures when it comes in.

    I have read every thread on DC's for the last year. I think this is the best price performance available.

    Next is the piping decision. Right now I am leaning towards 6" PVC. I think I can handle the installation better that metal. But, I am going to design it 1st. Then price the whole thing.

    I am very excited about this project. It will require me to really get my shop organized which means cleaning out a large corner of stuff where the DC is going to live.

    More later and true to Marty's tricks, there is more to come....
    Last edited by Bartee Lamar; 08-06-2007 at 02:18 PM.

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    Good luck Bartee!

    I did the PVC pipe, works good for me, but the pipe is not the expensive part, the fittings cost REAL money!

    When you slide the pipe into the fittings, mix up a spray bottle of dish soap and water, spray this on the joint as it goes together, makes things a LOT easier, and when dry, things stay together. If you need to take stuff apart, just respray with water and they come apart a lot easier.

    Cheers!
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    Stu, That very interesting.

    Did you also tape the joint?

    I have been arguing with myself about using the PVC weld stuff or put the joints together with screws and tape.

    I will be posting a layout and pictures as the project progresses...

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    Don't.............. DO NOT glue the joints together, there is NO NEED, IMHO.

    I did tape the joints, but I used that foil tape, or aluminum tape stuff, NOT duct tape, it does not last.

    If you have a joint or something that will not stay put, a screw or two is OK, but I did NOT need it.

    I also rigged up a 2x4 and a piece of plumbers strap to twist pipe and fittings to make stuff fit, this was REALLY useful...........


    The pics suck, my old cell phone


    Yep, worked slick.

    once you have the joints POUNDED together, it is VERY hard to twist them to line things up, but with this cobbled together tool it was a LOT easier.

    A nylon strap will not work, I tired that, like from a tie-down, it does not "Grip" the pipe, this metal strapping has a "Sharp" side (as the holes are punched out of the strapping, the punch leaves a bit of a sharp edge) this sharp edge grabs the pipe, or fitting nicely.

    I just used a few screws to hold it, but I'm sure something else more elegant could be worked up

    The 2x4 needs to be orientated in that way as well, as you pull the 2x4, the one corner lifts, tightening the strap around the pipe.

    Cheers!

    PS get help and or make some "T" stands, as that pipe is HEAVY!
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    Congrats on the DC Bart, it will definitely come in handy.
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    Bart, That was nice of you to order me a Dc unit. Just kinding. That will make a nice addtion to your shop.

    Stu, I like your homemade chain wrench, I am sure that is was much cheaper then my Wilton 30". They make turning part much easier.
    Last edited by Al killian; 08-06-2007 at 04:21 PM. Reason: Hit the submit button to early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartee Lamar View Post
    ..........I have read every thread on DC's for the last year. I think this is the best price performance available.........
    Question. Why Grizzly over Bill Pentz design/Clearvue? I need one bad but it's so pricey I just can not swing it now. I am leaning toward Bill's design. Thats why I was wondering about why you choice Grizzly?
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    I was heavily leaning towards the clearvue. I posted this on another forum and got a great response from someone who had done a real close comparison on costs.

    The clearvue 5HP looks less expensive BUT when you add the start switch and other parts the prices comes up to the Grizzly being very competetive. Also you really have to build a lot of the Clearvue yourself. A lot of the Clearvue is MDF. You have to order the filter and build some stuff for it also. I just don't need another project that is not real WW'ing.

    The Grizz is ready to install and run. It is all steel with some heavier guages where necessary. I did not buy the stand, so I may have to build something froma sheet of plywood and pocket hole screws, but that is easy. It does come with a Wall mound kit.

    Like I said I have paid very close attention to every thread about DC's for the past year. Maybe the Grizz is not a Bill Penz design, but my guess is that it will work. Maybe not as perfect as Bill's but it has a 2 micron filter so I think I will be ok.

    I will be sharing the entire project with y'all rite here... so stay tuned.
    My bottom line was to go with the 3HP instead of the 2HP and I absolutely believe I will had DC that sucks well enought for my 1 machine at a time shop.

    My delivered price is $1,221 with lift gate fee.

    I called in my order. The customer service person, Lainie, was excellent. She was able to give clear answers for all my "trucking" questions. Including the exact address and phone number of the local freight terminal.

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    Congrats Bartee, that's gonna really suck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartee Lamar View Post
    I was heavily leaning towards the clearvue. I posted this on another forum and got a great response from someone who had done a real close comparison on costs.

    The clearvue 5HP looks less expensive BUT when you add the start switch and other parts the prices comes up to the Grizzly being very competetive. Also you really have to build a lot of the Clearvue yourself. A lot of the Clearvue is MDF. You have to order the filter and build some stuff for it also. I just don't need another project that is not real WW'ing.
    I bought a Cyclone DC and for the same reasons, I looked at ClearVue even sent in a few emails to ask questions but in the end I went with someone else. I just wanted to put a few pieces together, not have to build the whole thing, not sure I was fond of the plastic cyclone part either.
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