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    ...but in a good way. My cyclone is finally finished. I finally received my fiber bins. This was a custom order due to the non standard size but very reasonably priced. The manufacturer, Grief Bros., took a full sized 23" diameter bin and cut it in half so I bought both. The bin measures 23" wide by 22" high. This way I can switch the bins and empty two at once. Grand total for both bins and two locking metal lids was $67 taxes in. They also cut out the center hole so I cold mount a flange for the flex pipe. Most of my duct work is complete. I went with 6" metal spiral for the ducting. A few more blast gates to install and I am in business.
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    looks nice and I am envious. You need a bit of dust around to totally convince me that it is a woodworking shop. Have a great weekend

    Brian
    If your dreams don't scare you, you are not dreaming big enough

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      Very impressive.I saw a similar setup in my area and could not believe how powerfull it was.Good work.
      See ya

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        Looking really great akabek. It's great to see that you were able to figure out a good method to paint the Galvanised portions. Oh, and by the way I wasn't ignoring the PM you sent me. I was just very busy around that time and was hardly lounging around on the forum at that point in time. Keep in touch.

        Kevin
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          Not a problem Kevin, I couldn't wait any longer to get the goods on the Shop Fox products so I bought another brand of bandsaw.

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            Very impressive and professional looking. You can breath easy now. I must admitt I too am envious. Well done and thanks for posting .......Tom

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              Thanks for the comments.

              I wanted to send out a thanks to Ed and Allan for answering my questions along the way.

              I now have all the duct work in place. A few more feet of flex and I will have all my machines hooked up. I can already see the value of having the Magnehelic gauge on the filter box. With clean filters the gauge reads 1.2". I removed my prefilters and there was minimal change in the reading but I will still change the filters for screening once they need to be replaced. If I only had one blast gate open with 6" => 4" reducer the pressure on the gauge would drop to I believe 0.6". You can immediately see the effects on air flow when I open a different combination of blast gates.

              On average I get a reading of 3.25" using another pressure gauge along my 6" spiral lines. I am not sure if my calculations are correct but this equates to 1414CFM. If anyone gets a different calculation let me know. I installed the shark guard on my saw with a 4" flex running into the cabinet and a second 4" line into the guard. I took come test cuts and watched the guard suck up a 2"x1"x3/4" piece. At first I panicked thinking it was going to hit the impeller but than remembered I am not running my 1HP DC unit.

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