Join Date: May 2017
Location: North Houston, TX
Dust collection issues.. leaks?
Having problems with my SDD... Pictures attached... I have the 2hp HF unit mounted to the wall right above my SDD. I am using a rubber plumbing coupling to go from the DC to the SDD (I have a 6" to 4" adapter on the SDD). The HF outlet is 5" and the top of the SDD is 4. So the coupling I found is bigger than both of the lines, but I am able to clamp it down tight (I think it's tight at least). I can bring a handful of sawdust up to it and none of it moves. So I don't think my leak is there. The SDD is sitting on a fiber barrel with a locking lid. I have silicone all around the base of the SDD and on the inside around d the bolts. I have a bit of sawdust buildup in my line to the filter bag, and there is a fair amount of dust in the collection bag. How do I go about finding my leak? Or is this working as it should? I have a smaller DD on my shop vac and in 6 months of use, I have less dust than what has accumulated in my larger setup in less than a week's use. The picture of the dust bag is after one night's work... About 30 cuts. That seems like a lot to me.
I do have some 5" hose that the DC came with that I could replace the rubber coupling with if that's the problem.