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  • Grounding a Dust Collection System - The Geek Pub
    Grounding a Dust Collection System - The Geek Pub

    Oct 28, 2015 Grounding dust collection is very important. I’ve stressed this numerous times. There are many grounding deniers out there. Don’t be one of them. A shop fire or PVC explosion is a very dangerous situation that will most likely result in loss of property and possibly life. Grounding your dust collection system is easy and quick, and pretty inexpensive

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  • Grounding for Dust Collection - FineWoodworking
    Grounding for Dust Collection - FineWoodworking

    Jul 01, 2013 Grounding the plastic in a dust collection system is usually to prevent the user from getting zapped from the pipes, in which case the ground wire can be wrapped around the outside of the pipe. Make sure this is well grounded so you don't build a giant capacitor

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  • Grounding a Dust Collector? - Woodworking | Blog | Videos
    Grounding a Dust Collector? - Woodworking | Blog | Videos

    Sep 26, 2000 Michael Dresdner: Yes, you can. In my own plastic system in a shop in Pennsylvania, I used copper wire inside attached to the grounded tool at one end and the grounded dust collector at the other. We never had outside wire grounding because we did not have that much airborne dust, but it is certainly not a bad idea

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  • Static Electricity and Grounding for Dust Collection
    Static Electricity and Grounding for Dust Collection

    Copyright Air Handling Systems. Static electricity requires grounding a dust collection system which is why Air Handling Systems pro-vides galvanized metal spiral pipe and fittings and flexible hose with wire helix. A plastic or PVC pipe system cannot be adequately grounded. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires pipes

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  • How should the Dust Deputy be grounded? - Oneida Air
    How should the Dust Deputy be grounded? - Oneida Air

    How should the Dust Deputy be grounded? Apply conductive metal tape as shown here. For added grounding, attach a self-supplied wire with a ring terminal on one end and a washer tied to the other end when installing one of the bolts. The wire must be long enough for the washer to lie flat on the floor

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  • Grounding your Dust Collection System - by Will
    Grounding your Dust Collection System - by Will

    Feb 01, 2010 Grounding provides a path for this excess charge to flow harmlessly to the earth, which is why dust-collection systems in all commercial shops are required by code to be grounded. However, an insulator is a very poor conductor of electricity

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  • Does a dust collection system really need grounding/static
    Does a dust collection system really need grounding/static

    Despite repeated asks and searching, I cannot find a single instance of a hobbyist/small shop dust collector catching fire due to static discharge from wood dust. Yes it can (and does) happen in industrial applications and when you need your dust hauled away in rail cars, you should ground your system. Otherwise do your research and stick with

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  • Optimal Grounding for a PVC Dust Collection System?
    Optimal Grounding for a PVC Dust Collection System?

    What is the optimal way to ground a PVC dust collection system? You CANNOT ground a PVC pipe. Charge WILL accumulate on both the interior and exterior surface. You can reduce the accumulation of charge by: Running a wire inside the pipe to reduce internal charge buildup. Running a wire outside the pipe to reduce external charge buildup

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  • Grounding a PVC dust collection system - The Shop
    Grounding a PVC dust collection system - The Shop

    Feb 25, 2011 The only reason I would ground is because electric static shocks fry my nervous system. The put me on edge and make me grumpy. When I was doing sheetrock in the old house I renovated, I commonly used my ShopVac attached to my 5 ROS and would wrap the 2 1/2 dust collection pipe over my shoulder. Quite a few times, I shocked the hell outta myself

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  • grounding a dust collection system - Canadian
    grounding a dust collection system - Canadian

    Jun 23, 2011 grounding a dust collection system. 06-23-2011, 06:42 PM. I have just installed a dust collection system with 10' of run between intake and collector. It is the flexble piping. my question is: with a short run as this does it need to be grounded, and what are the risks if not. Ian. But on the other hand, I have five fingers!!!!!!

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  • Grounding pvc piping for dust collection - FineWoodworking
    Grounding pvc piping for dust collection - FineWoodworking

    Jul 20, 2021 Grounding pvc piping for dust collection. I am going to be setting up dust collection in my garage and was considering using pvc piping because of its cost and ease of use. I’ve watched several videos of people grounding the these pipes and they all seem to wrap the copper wire around the pipe and drill into it with screws

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  • Installing a Dust Collection System | Wood
    Installing a Dust Collection System | Wood

    May 31, 2017 Run a ground wire along each branch, and splice each into the main wire. Connect the ground wire's conductor to the dust collector's metal frame or housing. The other end should extend to the outlet port on the tool, but it doesn't need to connect to anything, except to keep it in place. (Think of the wire as an antenna rather than as a

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  • Grounding HVAC ductwork - Mike Holt's Forum
    Grounding HVAC ductwork - Mike Holt's Forum

    May 24, 2005 I have a flammable dust collection system and we need to ground/bond the ductwork. This is the first time I have had to do this and I am not too sure how to go about it. I have read the pertinent sections of the NEC but I am not sure what size conductor to use

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  • Grounding flexible dust collection hose - questions
    Grounding flexible dust collection hose - questions

    Jun 08, 2014 Grounding flexible dust collection hose - questions. Hi guys, I had my first lost communications yesterday (multiple times) after cutting 10+ projects, so now is time to address the DC grounding issue. I've ordered 50' of stranded copper to run inside of the hose. My com tests are scored in the low 80s so I'm assuming this has got to be my issue

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  • NFPA Standards Series: NFPA 68 for Dust Collector
    NFPA Standards Series: NFPA 68 for Dust Collector

    Feb 04, 2020 The Dust Collector Explosion Pentagon. Why do dust collectors in particular need explosion venting? For an explosion to occur, the five elements of the dust explosion pentagon must be met. A dust collector is a perfect place for all five of these things to happen. First of all, if you have combustible dust, you have fuel for a fire

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  • Building a Dust Collection System with PVC Piping
    Building a Dust Collection System with PVC Piping

    Jan 26, 2017 Building a dust collection system is easier said than done, however. To effectively collect dust, your central system must be hooked up to each piece of equipment. Because so many different saws and shop appliances exist, dust collection adapters do not exist for every single one. In this case you may need to create your own dust collection piping

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  • Is PVC pipe safe to use for a dust collection system?
    Is PVC pipe safe to use for a dust collection system?

    May 18, 2015 PVC is commonly used in dust collection systems. Typically for longer runs you should use 6 or larger pipe, regardless of the material. If you're using PVC, the larger, less expensive pipe is commonly available as sewer drain pipe. As of May 2015, there have been no known fires caused by a static discharge in a PVC pipe from a dust collection

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  • Does flex-hose need to be grounded? | Oneida Air Systems
    Does flex-hose need to be grounded? | Oneida Air Systems

    Short pieces of Flex Hose (5’ and under) do not have to be grounded. For longer Flex Hose lengths, you can use the internal wire in the Flex Hose as a grounding wire, if desired. To ensure conductivity, strip and bare the end of the internal wire so it contacts the metal duct to which the Flex Hose is attached. To minimize reductions in

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  • Dust Collection Grounding: Follow-Up to 'Dust Collection
    Dust Collection Grounding: Follow-Up to 'Dust Collection

    This video is a follow up to my video Dust Collection for Newbies . https://youtu.be/c2sWwWbAayMIn this video, I give a brief talk about grounding a dust co

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