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We have a full basement below our shop. Pondering the idea of placing dust collectors downstairs. Advantages and drawbacks? Bags can be stored and picked up easily on that level. Tall amchinery like the dimensional sander with ports on top are a problem?
"Bags" to be collected? It was proven years ago that multiple bag type collectors are much less efficient than a single central collector. Paying an employee to go about to remove and replace bags, then transport to a secondary collection point.
I did this years ago in my first shop. It had a walk out basement so dealing with the sawdust was not too bad. Tall machinery should not be a problem. Just put elbows on to turn the ductwork to the floor. I was a one man shop and didn't make much dust at the time. It worked well until I outgrew it. I
It really depends on what you want in your shop. You can have bag filters, cartridge filters (for dust not water), or other forms of separators.
There are a lot of companies that manufacture replacement dust collector units. Like I said it depends on what you want and if you're willing to "get more bang for your buck." Damn Filters is good. You might also try Environmental Filter since they make replacement cartridges as well.
Cartridge Filters are much more efficient than bag filters. They may come at a higher price, but will be much more efficient in gathering dust.