Help with duct work on my new DC
Hey guys, I recently picked up Harbor Freight's 1HP portable dust collector to use with my three shaper table and two router tables. I have my shaper tables and router tables in a straight line down one of my shop walls, and I would like to mount this unit on that wall around 3ft from the first shaper table. Then run a straight piece of regular 4" PVC pipe above the 5 machines along the wall, with drops and blast gates to each machine. This Harbor Freight 1HP unit has a 4" inlet, and the piping will be 4" but the DC will be on the ground and the pipe will be up above around 6.5ft to 7ft from the shop floor above the machines. My question is,
what would be the best way to connect the DC on the ground to the 4" PVC up on the wall? Would it be possible to mount the DC up on the wall in line with the 4" PVC pipe and connect the PVC directly to the inlet on the DC? If so, how would I do that? Is anyone familiar with a coupler that would fit both the 4" inlet on the DC and the 4" PVC?
Or should I mount the DC on the ground and run some flex duct to the 4" PVC? If I do that, what is the best way to connect the flex duct to the 4" PVC? Any advice would be much appreciated! (again, this is the Harbor Freight 1HP unit, not the bigger 2HP model they sell)