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  • #16

    Re: Need help getting started on dust collection please

    Originally posted by Jaybird33 View Post
    Wow nice Don! So you have the 5" main then? Did you get that blower off a single stage d/c? And what hp and cfm? The general I have claims 1600 cfm.
    Yes, 5" main and mounting it high allows for a straight run into the cyclone. A minimum of 4' is recommended.

    2 HP/220/8 amp but no documentation on the 11" blower, seems to me it was only rated @ 1000 cfm.

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    Check your impeller size, my friends General was supposed to be 12 3/4" but it was also 11".

    Anywho, I wouldn't recommend going with the larger plastic cyclone unless you had a 3 HP collector.

    Cheers, Don

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    • #17

      Re: Need help getting started on dust collection please

      Here's the specs that they claimed: http://www.general.ca/products/1_gen...st/10-110.html
      It's the same unit just with a canister. After reading all the replies I know I'd for sure not go with a 4" header. Ideally would like to run 6" now just for future upgrade purposes, provided that my existing blower can move enough CFM though it for now to be effective. Can anyone recommend an affordable instrument to measure the airflow in system? I've looked at a few anemometers online but I really don't know what I'm looking for.
      Last edited by Jaybird33; 02-17-2018, 02:26 PM.

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      • #18

        Re: Need help getting started on dust collection please

        Yup, that's the one.

        At one point my friend was going to sell it to me but we discovered it only had an 11" impeller.

        Anywho, if you go with 6" pipe you will simply have less velocity. If you are careful with your bends it shouldn't be an issue.

        Cheers, Don
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