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Dust Collector Question

I am just now getting around to buying the machines I need to satisfy me. My question on DC's is one I haven't seen asked before. How dusty does the area around the actual DC get? The reason I ask is because I want to place the DC on the first floor of my garage, but my shop is on the second floor. Will the dust be everywhere on the first floor and get all over the cars? What if I have a one micron bag? Is the best place for DC outside?

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If you get the one micron bag for the top, you shouldn't get much dust escaping. I get a little on the dust collector itself, but not around it. That's assuming you empty it before it fills up to the top of the top bag. Don't ask me how I know this can happen, I think I heard it from a friend of mine. And I heard it can happen more than once.
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1 micron bags

Where did you find them and how much. also want to follow this thread.
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Penn State Industries has their 2hp dust collector on sale right now, for a crazy low price.
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Here's a link to that Penn State DC for anyone interested. I have to agree that that's a very good price for that unit.

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Problem with the bag collectors is not the bag filtration size, but the actual seal between the bag and the collar. If that is leaking, which it more than likely will, then you will get some dust escaping.
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If it was me I'd keep the DC inside your shop area, you will get some dust from it, even if you went with canister filters theres bound to be a leak somewhere. Then theres the other issue of fresh air, if you suck the air out of the shop and into another room or outside you will need that much air coming into the shop from somewhere. In the winter time for me I need too keep the heat in, so my DC is in the shop, plus I have a Delta air fitration machine and a box fan with a filter on it close to where I'm working, especially if I'm sanding. But even with all that, I've been wearing my dust mask more often. I just can't handle a day of sawdust like I use too. I was dumb to it all for too many years and didn't want to bother with it.
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If you get the one micron bag for the top, you shouldn't get much dust escaping. I get a little on the dust collector itself, but not around it. That's assuming you empty it before it fills up to the top of the top bag. Don't ask me how I know this can happen, I think I heard it from a friend of mine. And I heard it can happen more than once.
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Sorry, don't mean to high jack this thread but do the one micron bags clog up faster than the standard bags? It just seems logical that the smaller pores would plug up faster. ???

Yeah, Mike, I 've heard that those things can fill up really fast, especially when using the planar. I think it was a friend of mine also that said that.
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I put a large garbage can with one or those cyclone lids on it between my planer and my DC. It really saves a lot of time.
There doesn't seem to be very much dust around the bag so I would say you should be able to put your DC down by the cars Bud.
If it doesn't work out you can always move it later. Or, you could build a cabinet around it to contain any escaping dust.

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I also use the trash can seperator. It works great. I prefer the lid with the connections built into it. My Delta has a 30 micron filter bag on top. The pores in the bag fill up and it seems to become a better filter to me. The new Delta DC's seem to be really nice, more sturdy and better designed.
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The cabinet around the DC is a good idea , but is a DC something you want totally closed in. Maybe doors that are fitted with fabric or even furnace filters for the escaping dust factor would be the way to go. That way you can still have air circulating around it for heat from the motor to prevent over heating if that is a concern with them.

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Sorry, don't mean to high jack this thread but do the one micron bags clog up faster than the standard bags? It just seems logical that the smaller pores would plug up faster. ???

Yeah, Mike, I 've heard that those things can fill up really fast, especially when using the planar. I think it was a friend of mine also that said that.
I'm thinking that the 1 micron bags are becoming the standard bags on most collectors. Also they are alot thicker than the 30 micron, and have more openings for the air to escape.
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The cabinet around the DC is a good idea , but is a DC something you want totally closed in. Maybe doors that are fitted with fabric or even furnace filters for the escaping dust factor would be the way to go. That way you can still have air circulating around it for heat from the motor to prevent over heating if that is a concern with them.
Furnace filters or fabric is an excellent idea.

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