Dust collection is one of those topics you could write a book about and several people have. This site helps small shop workers understand the risks from fine dust exposure and how to effectively protect themselves and their families from airborne dust hazards.
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A google search on pm health risks shows over 40 million references as to how unhealthy fine dust is.
Grounding dust collection pipe. First plastic pipe fittings are not offered in the diversity required to meet design requirements. Dust collection ductwork falls into two major categoriesflexible hose duct and hard fixed ductwork. Second plastic pipe elbows have a short radius which encourages clogs and compromises system efficiency.
The book woodshop dust control revised 202232 by sandor nagyszalanczy is probably the best one out there. Improve dust collecting safety using this kit. Fine dust is so extensively studied that researchers call it pm short for particle material.
Third and most important plastic pipe is non conductive and builds up a static charge as charged. This site helps small shop workers understand the risks from fine dust exposure and how to effectively protect themselves and their families from airborne dust hazards. Plastic pipe or pvc pipe is unsuitable for dust collection for three reasons.
03j for dust collection systems for industrial use or in a production shop galvanized metal pipe and fittings are best but for most home shop applications fittings and dust collection tubing made of plastic eg abs pu or pvc are sufficient provided they are properly grounded to dissipate static electrical charges. This clear plastic piping comes in 36 lengths to help get your dust collection from point a to point b. Use 2 12 dust hose or 36973 coupler to join lengths of pipe or to connect pipe to other 2 12 fittings.
Dust control is something you know you should do but where do you start and how do you proceed. A greatly enhanced version of this pipe joint software is now available. Grounding pvc and other dust collection myths by.
Digital pipe fitter due to the popularity of this free online pipe joint template software i have spent the past year developing a stand along pc based program to create pipe joint templates. Rod cole i think more has been written on this topic on the various web woodworking boards than whether delta jet or grizzly has the best table saw for the money. A google search on pm health risks shows over 40 million references as to how unhealthy fine dust is.
Fine dust is so extensively studied that researchers call it pm short for particle material. Flexible hose is a rubber or plastic hose with a metal grounding helix that must be grounded at each end to keep static electricity from building up and generating dangerous sparks. Includes 50 feet of braided bare copper multi strand wire two grounding screws a 332 drill.
Dust and air in the right proportions can be an explosive mixture. Piping is more efficient than hose for dust collection over long distances.
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