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  • #16

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    I have read and re read Bill Pentz several times and each time learn something. One thing I picked up from him and others who discuss it on youtube or elsewhere is that airborne sawdust is deadly and accumulative and every woodshop should have a separate collector collecting the airborne dust. I know the sawdust collector does collect dust as well but a separate dust collector just clearing shop air, even homemade like mine, clears the deadly sawdust out of the air quickly.

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    • #17

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      Originally posted by ehender2 View Post
      I have read and re read Bill Pentz several times and each time learn something. One thing I picked up from him and others who discuss it on youtube or elsewhere is that airborne sawdust is deadly and accumulative and every woodshop should have a separate collector collecting the airborne dust. I know the sawdust collector does collect dust as well but a separate dust collector just clearing shop air, even homemade like mine, clears the deadly sawdust out of the air quickly.
      Yes I have a smaller unit for this now, but no really way to grab up all the sawdust. The filter unit seems to do something decent for air that has dust in it. The less dust the better I figure.

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      • #18

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        I think I have made up my mind now what direction I'll head in regarding dust collection. I had two types under consideration then I got these messages about Clearvue and Oneida should be placed under consideration. The ones I was considering are Harvey Gyro Air G700Harvey G, and Grizzly. I had been wanting a General or King Canada or Laguna unit previously. Since I emailed to Harvey and received no response at all they basically are off my list, they are also pretty darn expensive for the numbers it creates. I see the strongest candidate as being Grizzly for a few reasons including they emailed back. The guy that mailed me back says the dust collector is rated to be in a clean room environment they catch most stuff it sucks up. I still have to sort out the sizing of the motor etc but they seem to to exceed fine particulate capture well beyond what I am seeing from other brands. My goal is to have as low as possible dust released out of the unit I buy. I also don't see anyone else even making a series filter being setup and used. It seems like an amazing idea to use series filters. Thanks for the input. A lot of things I wouldn't have even thought about were able to be added into consideration like cyclone height, particulate sizes, etc. Thank you guys.

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        • #19

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          While Grizzly will probably serve you especially if you don't want to do any extras but you could add a certified HEPA to a Oneida or Clearvue simply by having the DC enclosed in it's own closet (tames the noise) and the returning air passing through a HEPA filter. https://wynnenv.com/products-page/hepa_filters/ Wynn provide Clear Vue with the Merv 15 cartridges they use. Those cartridges are 300 square feet each for a total of 600. The Grizzly have less area with the corresponding back pressure increase. You need to be careful with the filtration numbers quoted by anyone as they often do not say how much of each size is actually filtered. Pretty much any filter will capture .2 micron particles but how many is the key especially if the filter also lets 2.0 micron particles through at the same time. https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quali...-merv-rating-1 In the end you will have to balance the costs to your door, efficiency, convenience of the machine to setup and the colour you like best when you make your final decision.

          Pete

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          • #20

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            Originally posted by QC Inspector View Post
            While Grizzly will probably serve you especially if you don't want to do any extras but you could add a certified HEPA to a Oneida or Clearvue simply by having the DC enclosed in it's own closet (tames the noise) and the returning air passing through a HEPA filter. https://wynnenv.com/products-page/hepa_filters/ Wynn provide Clear Vue with the Merv 15 cartridges they use. Those cartridges are 300 square feet each for a total of 600. The Grizzly have less area with the corresponding back pressure increase. You need to be careful with the filtration numbers quoted by anyone as they often do not say how much of each size is actually filtered. Pretty much any filter will capture .2 micron particles but how many is the key especially if the filter also lets 2.0 micron particles through at the same time. https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quali...-merv-rating-1 In the end you will have to balance the costs to your door, efficiency, convenience of the machine to setup and the colour you like best when you make your final decision.

            Pete
            Oh frig figures you could do something like build a dust collector room!

            Well I think even considering I am still heavily leaning Grizzly. They quote 99.7% at .3 micron
            • Filter surface area: 113 sq. ft.
            • MERV rating: MERV-17
            • Primary filter: 99.9% at 0.2-2 microns
            • Secondary filter: HEPA rated 99.97% at 0.3 microns
            Mind you that is on a specific one, and I might not buy that specific one, but others seem to have same claimed single pass 99.97% 0.3 micron pass. The noise produced out of the machine might be ideal to have a room to put it in, but then it wouldn't require to be filtered, and wearing a dust mask to enter the room.....


            While that is an awful lot of square feet, having a primary filter working in series with a second filter seems like an amazing idea to me.

            I don't see clear vue having smaller units I think it was vacuum or 5hp.

            Also the overall height of clear vue is rather tall.

            I'll sit on this data and revisit but I still feel MERV-17 beats MERV-15.

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            • #21

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              For the best shop air quality two systems are required. The first provides positive air pressure with controlled evacuation rates to outside atmosphere. It should distribute clean air around the bottom circumference of the shop. Outlets should be placed around the upper circumference of the shop. This maintains room air quality. The other Is Individual collection for each machine that again has an outlet outside at atmospheric pressure. This system operates on a need only basis. Higher pressure greatly aids in the suction bubble around each individual collection intake.
              Egon
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              The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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              • #22

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                Originally posted by Egon View Post
                For the best shop air quality two systems are required. The first provides positive air pressure with controlled evacuation rates to outside atmosphere. It should distribute clean air around the bottom circumference of the shop. Outlets should be placed around the upper circumference of the shop. This maintains room air quality. The other Is Individual collection for each machine that again has an outlet outside at atmospheric pressure. This system operates on a need only basis. Higher pressure greatly aids in the suction bubble around each individual collection intake.
                Wow that is a lot. You have a diagram to help explain that?

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                • #23

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                  Originally posted by Wood Grower View Post

                  Wow that is a lot. You have a diagram to help explain that?
                  Sorry, no diagram. It is pretty simple.
                  Egon
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                  The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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                  • #24

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                    Originally posted by Egon View Post

                    Sorry, no diagram. It is pretty simple.
                    OK I'll have to research this, there seem to be many spots air is going in and going out but it isn't exactly clear to me where the air was coming from and going to? It sounds like you were sending air inside to outside the shop and air from outside the shop back inside the shop? I get there are two systems, and that part sounds simple it's just where all the air is going is complicated without seeing something......

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                    • #25

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                      Not complicated. You use outside air to pressurize the space and you vent outside at a controlled rate.
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                      Egon
                      from
                      The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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                      • #26

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                        Here's an article I wrote a number of years back, which may help you out a bit.

                        When it came to selecting a cyclone for my shop, I went with an Oneida Pro 1500 Series 3hp unit. They no longer offer that model, however it's actually this 5hp model, but with a 3hp motor on it. I have never felt it underpowered and from the air quality readings I've done, it's dealing very well with the dust - which from a health perspective, is more important that chip handling. Perhaps I should mention that the lower ongoing operating costs and smaller amperage draw (I didn't have a very large panel in my old shop) factored into my decision to go with a 3hp motor instead of 5hp. I typically operate with the blast gates open all the time on my tablesaw, jointer and planer and only close one if I'm doing something particularly demanding... such as sanding wide planks with my drum sander.

                        One important factor to consider is noise. Yes, I understand that the noise generated by your planer, saw, jointer, or whatever other machine you're operating will pretty well require you to wear ear protection. But don't forget that you'll likely not want to be turning your dust collector on and off every time you start/stop a machine, as that's not good for the motor (as an example according to the manual, my Oneida isn't supposed to be turned on and off more than 6 times an hour). And that means that there are times when you'll be keeping it powered up even if no other machines are running. Instead of isolating your dust collector inside a cabinet in your shop to help deaden the sound, you could consider getting one of these sound filters which fit onto the top of your filter. The noise difference before and after installation was dramatic and to my way of thinking, well worth the investment.


                        Last edited by MartyFromKingston; 10-22-2020, 05:38 AM.
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