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    Show me your Dust Collection Set_up

    I am going to hook up my Delta 1200 cfm DC with PVC Piping and wanted to get an idea of what I should do.Post pics if you got em.
    Marc

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    Welcome aboard, Marc. I won't be of much help for your questions. My DC setup consists of a 20' long piece of 4" flex hose that I move from one machine to the other. Everything is mobile, so at this point it doesn't make sense for me to put in permanent piping. My previous setup had a 4" flex main line, with branches out to several of the main tools. I think I spent as much time opening and closing blast gates as I do simply moving the hose now. (I use a quick disconnect.)

    As you probably know, your PVC piping will have less drag than my flex hose. Someday I hope to have a bigger shop where I can set up a more permanent DC solution.
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    thx vaughn,
    I just wanted to get some ideas through pics.I know that woodcraft sell some adapters to connect the 4 " Pvc pipe that you get at home depot to the Flex pipe and Blast Gates.I have seen people use silicon caulk for the blast gatesw and was wondering why.Is it needed?Or is it only because they are not using the special adapters.
    Marc

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    Hey Marc...how is this for dust collection?

    I am just joking with you. I don't have pics of my set-up and I doubt you would want to see it anyway. In any case this is a picture of a 1790's sawmill near me. They used the table to flap the sawdust into the barrels. Quite labor intensive, but ingenious too.

    Welcome to the forum though, and I hope you get better responses then my smart-alec answer.

    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    KISS ! . . .

    Simple, simple, simple ! I kept all my PVC same size as blast gates and hoses. Bought the Craftsman kit with hose & gates. Think I had to buy a couple extra gates though. Both sides of the shop go to the corner, meet in a tee then into the vac " cabinet " ( if I may use the word ). I cut a vent from my " cabinet " to the outside for some reason. Vac plugs into an outlet inside my " cabinet ". Outlet is wired to a swtch at each station ( 4 ) individualy ties in to the outlet. NO three way switches ! That was VERY confusing to GI. The smartest thing someone advised to NOT do was to NOT seal anything ! Gates, fittings or hoses. No, no, no ! The PVC seals fine even with just a shop-vac by itself and, I promise you, you'll be takeing it apart to clear stopages at some point ! My simple cheap system is one of the best things I built into the shop. OH ! Install one more gate with just a hose at some point to suck off the bench top. Handy as all getout !
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    Here's some of my ideas
    Dust collector over here



    Inlet on other side of wall



    6" home made blaste gate going to 6x6x4" Y one to table saw one to jointer








    Radial Arm Saw port





    Router fence hookup





    Bandsaw







    Planer...I just slip off connection from the band saw or table saw




    I recently added a port and blast gate for a Ridgid sander to the left of the RAS table but haven't taken a pic yet.
    No silicone on connections.......no leaks

    Overall view






    JEFF
    If it don't fit get a bigger hammer

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    Here is mine

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    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Ha Ha ,I always get that one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Here is mine


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    Old joke, I know. But it's true. Well I use a shovel
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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