View Full Version : Which way to go
01-31-2010, 05:10 PM
I am about ready to run the pipes, well hopefully within the next few weeks. I have created three options, likely there are a few more. I would like to know if anyone sees any issues with any of the three, and maybe which of the three will yield the best results. The CV1800 can't be moved for I plan to build a diverter to exhaust outside over the exterior door(only way out of the basement) The door on the left is to my home office. Thanks
01-31-2010, 07:58 PM
My vote goes for number three. The least amount of bends and duct will give you the best airflow. With the main line down the center of your shop, you could move the Ys closer to the cyclone and eliminate the 22.5 fitting to the machines. You my want to make a diverter for the exhaust to recirculate the conditioned air or exhaust outside. The one I made is shown in the Gallery in the DIY cyclones/Danscyclone.
Personally I like #1 as it seems to use the fewest amount of parts and looks clean but you have to also think about expansion as you get more equipment and which layout gives you the easiest way to add without destroying everything else.(although its not really that hard to change).
I wouldn't worry about airflow as much as ease of installation as you really should have plenty of airflow so as to not have everything perfect. When you get it installed and running I think you will understand what i mean.:D
Also it doesn't hurt to install an extra wye for future expansion. (Saves alot of time and aggravation later) I know the way mine was I about had to take it all down to make a few simple changes 2 years later!!
02-04-2010, 11:44 AM
I like #1 except that you have the longest run coming from the big dust producers - TS, BS and router. Can you reverse the piping?
02-04-2010, 06:48 PM
I like #3 also. Most pipe probably, but it is the straightest shot. Any of them will work. The CV 1800 has enough guts to work past the extra turns. Jim.
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