Dust collection help
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  Re: Dust collection help by Michael Dow (I was able to do a m...)
One other thing I forgot to mention. Before the last move I used the cheap plastic blast gates. BIG mistake. They built up a little bit of dust in corners and would not close all the way, leading to a lot of suction loss. I would recommend the more expensive metal gates or make your own. I made my own and they areself clearing. Many youtube videos on different ways. Metal boughten are an advantage if you might want to someday wire up an automatic opening system.
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  Re: Dust collection help by Michael Dow (I was able to do a m...)
(07-10-2019, 04:34 PM)Turner52 Wrote: One other thing I forgot to  mention. Before the last move I used the cheap plastic blast gates. BIG mistake. They built up a little bit of dust in corners and would not close all the way, leading to a lot of suction loss. I would recommend the more expensive metal gates or make your own. I made my own and they areself clearing. Many youtube videos on different ways. Metal boughten are an advantage if you might want to someday wire up an automatic opening system.

+1.

Had some older plastic gates when setting up the system, and they wouldn't close all the way.  I bought some self-cleaning metal gates, and that's what I have on the system now.  It's not an issue of metal versus plastic; it's the design.  Many cheapo gates have a closed end where the sliding mechanism packs in the saw dust.  It's very difficult/near impossible to clean out so that the gate will close fully.  If a metal gate doesn't have a way for that packed dust to be pushed out the other side, it, too, will start having issues closing fully.
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