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    Question Where to buy Pipe & elbows for Dust Collector

    Where is the best ( least expensive place ) to buy 8" dust collection pipe and elbos & reducers for a new system .

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    Try Kencraft to see if they carry up into 8" components. Otherwise, Oneida for your long radius adjustable elbows and laterals. Try to source your straight duct locally from HVAC suppliers. (26 gage minimum if snap lock) You may be able to buy spiral for attractive prices locally if you look hard, too.
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    Kencraft has about the cheapest prices that I could find. Customer service was good, too.

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    Hi Joe. Kencraft is a good company.... If you want another option, try the people at Air Handling Systems. They are the company that designed and installed the dust collection system for The New Yankee Workshop. Air Handling Sys. are not the cheapest, but they carry top notch components. I have bought several elbows and transition pieces from them. I would definitely put them on my list of quality vendors.
    Best Regards, Ken

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    Ken, thanks for mentioning them...I meant to in my previous.
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    Wink Thanks everyone

    Thanks everyone.
    Our Wood Turners Club just purchased a Jet 3 hp cyclone dust collector. Were on a fairly tight budget but we want to run a 8" main trunk with at least 4 Y 6" drops with 4 " flex from the 6 " Y's. We currently have 8 lathes & want a 4" flex hose drop for each. We hope to beable to expand to 12 lathes with a drop to each in the future.

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    I got mine at a heating and air conditioning supply wholesaler. They were willing to sell to anybody, but I was fortunate to get an AC contractor to 'introduce' me and that got me the wholesale price.

    Rick Potter

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    I assume you're going metal? Have you looked into PVC?
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    One source I will check out is irrigation supplys when I redo my system. They have nice long sweep ells and 45s, and I know where there is a unused stash of 6" & 8"aluminum pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Meirhaeghe View Post
    Where is the best ( least expensive place ) to buy 8" dust collection pipe and elbos & reducers for a new system .
    I would recommend www.spiralmfg.com

    They are an actual manufacturer not a reseller, their prices are the best I've seen. They are located in Minnesota so that may or may not be to your advantage.

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    I used conventional HVAC fittings and, tho less costly, I spent a lot of time refitting to reverse flow for vacuum direction. I'd stick with the fittings designed for DC and your install will be much easier. I think I used 26 ga.(24ga???) snaplock HVAC pipe. Spiral isn't necessary.

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    Help me understand the reverse flow issue.

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    Rick,

    Just think about the direction of the air and how the fittings go together (one inside the other). For HVAC, air blows from the source to the destination. For DC, air moves the opposite direction.

    If air moves ----> this direction, then you want the left fitting to go INSIDE the right fitting...not the other way. That is why HVAC is "reverse-flow" or "reverse fitted" for DC purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Padilla View Post
    Rick,

    Just think about the direction of the air and how the fittings go together (one inside the other). For HVAC, air blows from the source to the destination. For DC, air moves the opposite direction.

    If air moves ----> this direction, then you want the left fitting to go INSIDE the right fitting...not the other way. That is why HVAC is "reverse-flow" or "reverse fitted" for DC purposes.
    Got it....Thanks!

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