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  • 09 Aug 2018 12:50 PM
    Message # 6434165

    For what it's worth I have a 5HP Oneida dust collector in my shop and it is awesome. I built my shop with an 8 inch floor space so I could run everything under the floor. I don't care for the lines dropping from the ceiling myself , too industrial looking lol.

       Definitely put in a floor sweep somewhere , and I would recomend a couple of 4 inch hose outlets for hand held use in appropriate places , 

    Also don't forget blast gates if you really want to maximize suction .

    just my 2 cents , the new space is looking fantastic ... so big! 

  • 11 Aug 2018 6:45 PM
    Reply # 6499381 on 6434165
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)

    Thanks for the confirmation I bought the right machine!  I was planning to up a sweep in and blast gates.  I didnt have room for duct work in the floor but I can run some of the smaller 4" stuff underneath.  cheers


  • 13 Aug 2018 9:11 AM
    Reply # 6546587 on 6434165

    Rob, after watching your last video, why not lose the legs on the new dust collector. That room is narrow and would be easy to span wall to wall with 2x6's and make a mount and sit the dust collector there. Just have the bottom of cyclone hang down with tube and 55 gallon drum.


  • 01 Sep 2018 10:20 AM
    Reply # 6649320 on 6434165

    wow. amazing to see how many tools came out of your old space lol . I know you had 2 floors  but it is still amazing .

       New place looks great Rob :)

  • 11 Sep 2018 5:25 PM
    Reply # 6665057 on 6434165

    Hi Rob,

    I have a similar Dust Collector and I too complain about the Db levels it produces, even though I installed a silencer on the exhaust side.

    I've had some success using Rockwool/Rocksil as a means of 'absorbing' the noise rather than enclosing the whole unit. As an experiment, I made up some panels using chicken-wire to encapsulate the Rockwool and then hang them vertically from the ceiling around the top of the unit. The panels are loosely wired together but are not airtight as I didn't want the motor to overheat. I went more for a 'line-of-sight' approach, having the panels drop between the noise producer (motor and cyclone) and where I work.

    Hopefully this makes enough sense and helps Dave in his 'dungeon'. I can imagine there is a lot of reverberation with the walls being so close to the unit.


    Rob P.

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