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My DIL has a sister (lives on the other side of the country) who is an extremely unfit parent, so they have taken on legal guardianship of he 7 YO son. So now I am his defacto grandfather. His other g

Only because I didn't want to disappoint you, Ken, I used mesquite for trim on the doors and stiles. And to top it off, I used Lone Star pulls.

Just spent a very enjoyable few hours with @Ronn W when he stopped by on his way to Marc Adams woodworking school in Indiana. A great bowl of chili and some homemade sourdough bread with cupcakes for

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11 hours ago, pkinneb said:

Mine was pretty bad becuase apparently 15 years ago I had no idea how to install trim lol

I've installed a fair bit of trim and I'm bad at it.... I don't think I have the patients to go back and forth a million times and lay on the floor for hours getting the gaps perfect.

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Ok, so everyone but me apparently knows as no one has asked. What is the big yellow ell for? In a previous pic it looked like it had a pleated filter but for what? 

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10 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

@Coop, I'm going out on a limb, and guessing that is return air for a DC that lives in the other room. I see duct in the photos, but no collector.

Correct. Had I to do over again I would have run it out the back of the shop into a cabinet but at the time I was worried about having it outside the conditioned (heat /air) space.

 

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Return air? Obviously I’m no where near an HVAC guy. I have a mobile, stand alone HF system and it has no return air. But I do understand that air going out has to have air coming in which from mine, comes from the tools it’s connected to? 

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@Coop, my recent switch to external venting of the DC is a perfect illustration of just how much 'return air' is needed. If I don't open a window for external air to enter, the 1.5 hp DC will pull the shop door open as it pulls air out of the room. Paul's DC must return the filtered air to the room from which it was removed to avoid a similar situation.

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45 minutes ago, Coop said:

So, if I didn’t have a filter and a bag and discharged directly outside like @RichardAdoes, then I get better suction/vacuum, ie., better dust collection? 

Can't speak for Rick, but collection at my tablesaw seems improved. Biggest gain is that ALL the collected fines go outside, where bag filters return a lot into the room. Downside is that outside air is needed to replace what the DC sucks out, which negates most of whatever climate controls your shop might have. Working in the draft of an open window when temps are below freezing kinda sucks.

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Thanks Ross. Used Rick as an example as I have seen his setup. Probably better utilized in the country than in the city, depending on your relationship with your neighbors!

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Talking about me behind my back huh? The disadvantage of my DC dumping the fines outside is simply that in the winter when I use it, the heated air gets sucked out as well. So I really don't spend a lot of winter time with the DC running.

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