Seems Dust Collecting equipment is the new cash cow for woodworking tool
Question: Why would I pay 15+ dollars for 10 ft of flexible clear tube when
I can buy a piece of thin walled PVC pipe at HD for a lot less? Is there
something inherently wrong with tha tsolution?
Also, I've had a problem with extreme static when vacuuming sawdust with the
shop vac. Could feel the sparks through the hose. What's the solution?
Enjoy the electricity! Lots 'o talk about DC in the newsgroup. Some fear the
occasional spark could set off dust explosions, whilst others poo-poo the
possibility. Go ahead and buy the cheap stuff, keep your piping turns to 45's,
and search the pros and cons of grounding your system. Tom
Spray the tube with an anti-static spray, like the stuff people use to
keep their skirts from clinging. It works great. I have metal pipe
in most of my DC system, but for the flexible duct and the plastic
ShopVac tubes, the anti-static spray works wonders.
I'm not worried about dust explosions, I'm just not willing
to endure static shocks while vacuuming up sawdust on
a typical dry Arizona day.
Dennis M. O'Connor firstname.lastname@example.org
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