Hi everyone, I propose that VHS immediately buys another air filter to be installed in the main area to help cut down on the amount of dust. I believe if we install one of these in the main area we will see an immediate improvement in the amount of dust settling on everything and this will benefit all users of the space. Anyone strongly opposed to this? $500
Woodshop dust extraction is not close to being completed any time soon, but this is an immediate step we can take.
When I worked at Science World the exhibits workshop (which is a similar size and configuration to VHS with woodworking, electronics, machine shop etc) we saw huge reduction in the amount of dust settling on everything when we installed a few of these.
POLL: Should VHS buy one? (Poll will close in a few days.)
For reference, the filtration unit in the woodshop at it’s highest setting measures about 64 dB on the wood shop sound meter when there is no other activity in the wood or metal shops (I just checked).
Question: Is it better to upgrade filtration in the woodshop to a higher capacity unit and use the existing woodshop filter in the main part of the space? i.e. put more cash into dealing with the main dust source?
Edit: I know the laser is also a dust source, not putting that all on the woodshop!
Nice. Yeah I chose the one in the link since they have one available in Coquitlam. Also I set an arbitrary limit of $500 in my head. We don’t need the perfect solution, just an improvement over what we have. Since there was unanimous approval of the one I linked to in my original post I’ll go ahead and try to buy one of these as soon as possible for the space and hopefully bring it in by the weekend.
Ok I’ve ordered it and I’ll try to pick it up tomorrow from KMS tools in Coquitlam
I was thinking somewhere near that ceiling outlet above the main table. Just need to get some bigger eye screws to go into the joists. Either that or attach a couple of pieces of unistrut to the ceiling and use some eye bolts