VACUUM HOSE

I just built a plenum using the studs of my workshop as the sides and on the outside of the shop, I have mounted a large squirrel-cage blower. I will put a thin plywood cover over the studs thereby forming a suction box and I can plug in the hose for various tools such as radial-are saw and planer.
The hose runs will be about ten feet at the longest. What cheap size/type/source hose would be best for this vacuum system? I searched google but had too many hits to make a selection so I thought I would ask those who have done this.
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Cass
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Most cheap hoses serious amount of pressure losses and even at 10 feet, it can compromise a borderline system. Spring for hose made for dust collector use, such as- (Amazon.com product link shortened)63249907/sr=-2/ref=sr__2_etk-garden/002-5105340-0912061?v=glance&s=hi&n(6168
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I'm concerned about how effective this system will be. If I understand what you've built you have the stud bays which measure 3.5" x 14.5" (2x4s on 16 in centers) forming the duct. This yields a cross section of 0.35 sq ft, about equivalent to an 8" dia round duct, except that you have rougher surfaces and square corners so your drag will be greater than a smooth round duct.
To effectively move saw dust a minimum velocity in the duct should be at least 3,500 ft/min. For your stud bay this will require over 1,200 cu ft/min of air, more than most home dust collectors can achieve.
If I misunderstood and you have enclosed the bays in the ceiling which may be 2x10s on 16 in centers your blower needs to move well over 3,200 cu ft/min.
Am I missing something here?
Phil
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Phil,
I don't know if you are missing anything. The plenum is 16x16x3.5". There is so much suction that I don't need to screw or nail the plenum cover on as it sucks it up tightly to the 2x4s and I mean tightly. This is no slouch of a blower.
Naturally, I will secure the cover and seal any leaks with a gasket.
Thanks to Preston for the input about the hose.
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What is the HP of the motor, and the diameter and thickness of the blower? -- Jim in NC
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I will look tomorrow.
In the meantime, I will guess that it is 1/3 h.p., 12" dia. and 12" thick blower.
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Jim,
Did you get my information that you had asked for?
Why were you asking?
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No I didn't,other than a guess.
The post was about using a squirrel cage blower and wall cavity for dust collection.
If I interpret the guess right, it is a blower from a furnace. It will not work because it does not create enough suction, and will get clogged from wood chips. A DC will have at least 2 HP and a non clog impeller. -- Jim in NC
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Jim,
At what point do you think mine will stop working?
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Your what? Describe please. -- Jim in NC
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correction: the box is ~ 14.5 x 14.5", as you said.

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nope, nudder correction: it is 14.5 x 16 x 3.5"

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