Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Grizzly dust collector

Here's my assembled dust collector.  I finally got a chance to fire it up tonight.  I had to run a 30amp, 220v line.  My breaker box is officially full so no more 220 volt tools unless I can piggyback off something unimportant, like a water heater or AC.

I have to build a stand for the filter.  That green canister above the filter is a 'muffler' that was not designed very well to fit this machine.  It is an add-on, but still.  There is no way to properly install this with the included filter brackets.  You would have to twist the gray flex tube into a pretzel which impedes good airflow.  

Anyway, you can see how big this monster is.  It really moves a lot of air.  Next step is to somehow build some duct work to all my machines.  The inlet is 7" but it's hard to find hvac or plumbing material that size.  More to come on that...

1 comment:

  1. It is indeed very big but you know what they say, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall." It means that this thing can last for a long time since it looks like it is heavy duty reliable. :)