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Sam21/02/2010 20:32:37
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Hi all , I know this subject has been beaten to death but I just need to clarify some thing !!
I have just bought a dust extractor from good old Yandles , it is a WoodStar . The type that is a drum and sits on the floor . Any way , it extracts 56 litres a minute ( I think ) and has a .5 micron filter and is a dust not a chip extractor . 
It comes with 2 metres of 100mm pipe . Apparently it's limit is about 3.5m of ducting .
Now this is my dilema . I have a planned route of 5metres , but I was going to use a duct size of 50mm With various Tee's on route that can be capped .And only 2 shallow bends on route .  
So If the limit is 3.5metres in 100 metre , would 50mm work at 5 metres . It is only for dust from various machines as the router table has it's own device .
Sorry for repeating the topic but I got so baffled with all the info on the other postings . 

Kind regards   Sam
Delete22/02/2010 09:12:06
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In a word I would say no. If it is designed to pull air through 100 mm then run a 100 mm system. The cheapest way is to use plastic Soil pipes.
If you place the Suction unit in the middle of the run and have 2 runs one to the right and one to the left. Fit a blast gate between each run you then will be within the limits of the machine.
II would always reccomend getting the most powerful unit you can. I got mine from a Gent in North Devon Second hand. It has been fantastic.
Sam22/02/2010 21:52:25
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Cheers Roger .  The perfect answer .  I hadnt thought about splitting the system !  I do have surplus a nice selection of 110 soil pipe and fittings .  Will have a play over the next week and keep you all posted as to the answer .  Once again cheers mate .
Kind Regards  Sam 

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