A friend of mine who ownes a air conditioner business gave me 30 feet
of 6 inch 30 gauge metal pipe to use for the main line of my dust
collection system I am installing. Anyone used this type of pipe with
success? My DC is a grizzly 2hp unit.
Thanks in advance.
Sheet metal gauges run in increasing numbers --> thinner material so a
28 ga is, while not that much in <aboslute> thickness, a marked
<percentage> change (I didn't try ro look up actual nominaldimensions). I'd be real surprised if a 30 ga HVAC duct would stand up,
but I'll admit I've not tried it. Worst that could happen would be it
just collapses, of course, so OP might as well give it a go if it was
donated material. I'd hook just it up and see what happens before I
spent a bunch of time hanging it all in place, though... :)
On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 18:14:40 -0600, Duane Bozarth wrote
It certainly should work fine as long as the pipe is never fully blocked.
Should the pipe become blocked and the pipe collapse, it would serve as a
very visible reminder not to do that again....
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