I'm deep into serious consideration of adding an extension to my shop. The project
will include installing a cyclone dust collector.
I have two obvious options. One is route the ducting overhead with drops at the
required locations. The other is route the ducting
in a crawl space under the floor with risers to the required locations.
I'm going to have to decide between the two alternatives pretty soon since they
impact the overall building design pretty heavily.
Crawl space with beams and joists or slab on grade? I'm leaning toward the
under-floor route because no matter how I look at it, I
see those drops becoming obstructions - especially around the table saw.
I'm not totally unaware of disadvantages with the under-floor configuration -
difficulty relocating machines - difficulty clearing
You guys with centralized dust collection, what are your thoughts? If you had a blank
piece of paper and could do it all over again,
how would you do yours differently?
Wichita, KS USA