01-30-2012 03:18 PM
01-30-2012 07:13 PM
I personally would run 4". You're right though, that's a pretty small collector. Keep those runs as short and straight as possible.
02-05-2012 04:07 AM
02-06-2012 05:59 PM
To post a photo just click on the tree Icon located in the header directly above the area where you are typing your post. You may first need to resize your photos for posting. Here are some instructions on resizing.
All computers already have a photo manager of some sort installed in them.
Here are instructions for Micro soft. They should all be about the same.
1. If your photos are on your computer open the file.
2. Right click on one of the photos.
3. Scroll down to 'open with' and left click on your picture manager.
4. In the upper left hand corner of your screen under 'file' there is a small square with four smaller squares inside of it, left click on it.
5. Now left click on the first photo, while holding down your 'shift key' click on the last photo in the file.
6. With the pointer arrow on any one of the photos in the file, right click.
7. Left click on 'edit photos'.
8. Under 'picture size' left click on 'resize'.
9. Under 'predefined width x height' left click the down arrow.
10. Left click on 'web large'.
11. Under 'size setting summary' left click on 'OK'.
12. Left click on 'File' in upper left hand corner of your screen.
13. Left click 'save all'.
YOUR PHOTOS ARE NOW RESIZED.
02-08-2012 06:43 AM
Congratulations on being home for awhile Paul. We here at the forum thank you for your services to our country. Wishing you well, and enjoy your new work shop.
12-09-2012 03:56 AM
I'm dragging up an old post, but I have an update and a new queastion. The thein seperator continues to workflawlessly. After a little trial and error, and wasting a couplebucks ordering the wrong parts in the mail, I mounted one of rocklers 4in clear hoses that stretch alot. I can now connect that hose to my tablesaw, router table, stationary sander,and my drill press without using any tools to switch tools.
I would like to run a small drop over to my work bench to connect my smaller tools. I have two different bosch sanders andban benchtop bandsaw I would like to hook up. Both Bosch sanders have the same dust hookup, but the bandsaw has a 2in port. All three of those tools produce really fine dust so I'm not worried about large chips. What size tube should I run to the workbench? Also, what size hose should I use to connect to the tools, and should I install a blast gate and where should it go?
12-09-2012 07:05 PM
How far away is the work bench from the dust collector? The reason I ask is that, that is a pretty small collector to attach much duct work to. But if you must, the majority of your ducting should stay at 4". Once you are over to the bench, then gradually reduce down to the size needed. You never did
mention what exactly the Bosch sanders were. Are they random orbit sanders? If so, I would just hook them up to a shop vac. Same goes for the bench top band saw.
Here is a photo of the duct work that I have for my sanders (oscillating, disk, belt, random orbit) and benchtop mortisor.
12-11-2012 05:28 PM
Yes, one sander is random orbit and the other is a 1/4 sheet finish sander. The bandsaw, I honestly don't know. I saved it from a junk pile, and spent forever getting it to work right. But now it does okay for what I need.
I honestly hadn't thought of using a shop vac. Workbench is around 12 ft from the blower.