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Old 09-21-2018, 04:14 PM
Bob Walters Bob Walters is offline
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Just got my hurricane vacuum today and am about to install but I think I might have an issue. The blast gate I got with it are 2 inch, is this correct? I went out and bought all the 3 inch pipe like it said, I would think necking it down to 2 inches might not be the best thing. I have a call in to Black Box Vacuums but being itís Friday Iím afraid itíll be sitting in a pile till late next week if they donít call back. Iíll update if Black Box calls me back. Does anyone know if the 2 inch ones are right?
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:24 PM
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Figured out....Iím an idiot
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:53 PM
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Your not an idiot. You just had an opportunity. To figure out a positive solution.
From a negative situation.
Which you did. Now go enjoy your machine.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:04 PM
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Figured out....Iím an idiot
Anyone who can produce the high quality projects that you have shared on this site can hardly be called an idiot. You just had a DíOH moment! I have on average 30-40 of those per hour.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:56 PM
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Anyone who can produce the high quality projects that you have shared on this site can hardly be called an idiot. You just had a DíOH moment! I have on average 30-40 of those per hour.
Thanks, now I just need to figure out how to move this beast about 6 inches in the X direction and about 12 inches in the Y direction in order to get the vacuum in the proper spot. Note to self......next time donít put your CNC in the corner DOH.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:44 AM
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Thanks, now I just need to figure out how to move this beast about 6 inches in the X direction and about 12 inches in the Y direction in order to get the vacuum in the proper spot. Note to self......next time donít put your CNC in the corner DOH.
I'd love to know how you like the vacuum system. Im seriously considering a Storm for my little Stinger. Keep going back and forth between whole table and small vacuum grid. I rarely have cut anything that is 2x4 and a grid like you used would make sense, but I still look longingly at the vacuum system.
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:00 PM
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You could make a vacuum setup and just use a shopvac. The hurricane is 4 shopvac motors and I think the storm is 2.

So if you want a smaller than 2x4 one motor should work fine.

I was sucking the lid down on a metal trash can to seat the sealant I had put on it.
In the few seconds it took me to turn off the shopvac the trash can almost got ruined from collapsing.

It's not the vacuum that holds the work piece on a through mdf table vac system it is atmospheric pressure, the vacuum just makes that possible.

On small fixture vacuum setups it is the vacuum that does most of the work.
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:51 PM
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A shop vac is certainly usable for vacuum applications, but one must take care to insure that they use one that doesn't require air flow through the vac system for cooling...many do and they will burn up pretty quickly from heat. The BlackBox units are likely designed with vac motors that compensate for this, but from what I've read, they still have a "lifetime" that is much shorter than the really big, bad vac systems on large machines. But running on single phase makes it possible for "the rest of us" to use vacuum so that's an acceptable cost.

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Bob, I'm also very interested in seeing how things work out for you as I'm seriously considering retrofitting for vacuum myself to better support my tack trunk business. The sheet goods for that and design don't provide much flexibility for alternative hold-down methods like screws without REALLY careful setups which takes time away from doing actual work.
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:41 PM
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Thanks, JP. I have noodled over just about all the options.....shop vac, venturi port with my compressor, small vacs used for veneering, etc etc etc. Shoot, I have even convinced Mrs SWMBO that I need a vac system. A normal person would have one on order by now...but no one ever accused me of being normal.
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:49 PM
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...but no one ever accused me of being normal.
I resemble that remark....
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