Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Lancaster, Ohio
1 the inlet needs to be as smooth as possible, the outlet can have more bends etc before performance suffers.
2 the two inch outlet will restrict flow probably enough to adversely effect performance, best way to figure that out is to try it.
3 been with the bag route for more than 20 years and never have been happy, now working on a different setup to do away with the bags
4 flex hose drug across the floor changing it to a different machine each time would drive me crazy FAST
5 I have 6" 30 gauge steel pipe in the floor trusses not 100% where I want to be but what I could afford at the time
6 currently running a metal cyclone I bought off of ebay(guy from New York makes them) 1 3hp 4 bag and 1 2 hp 2 bag dust collector pulling thru
cyclone. neither dust collector could handle that cyclone by itself
7 I do have the 1 micron bags and am tired of cleaning them, therefore the cyclone, a lot better now, could be better
8 has been a learning experience trying to improve with limited funds every few years
9 do have 120 and 220 volt outlets strung out thru the ceiling, each machine had it's own receptacle to plug into when i started, upgraded table
saw and added wide belt sander, now they share receptacle with planer.
10 have a 40 circuit panel with main breaker to install sometime as a subpanel at which time I will add 220 volt receptacles for table saw and
wide belt sander. This will allow me to turn one breaker off and power down all machines. also will free up space in main panel for house.
11 shop is in the basement and has grown more than I expected when I first moved here.
12 prefer to make furniture not work on shop, however only can afford so much at a time. So make improvements as money and time allow
If you made it thru all that good luck with what you are doing, think about what you can tolerate verus what you really want the end result to be. Everyone has different priorities, wants, and needs. Meet yours and move ahead.