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Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2017, 23:34
by kirkpoore1
123 board feet (10 cu ft/0.3 cu meters) of cherry:

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Various grades, widths, and thicknesses, for two upcoming projects. Price was $545, which works out to $4.43 per board foot including sales tax. And I had to drive about a hundred miles round trip. A decent price for this quantity of wood.

Also, last Saturday I bought myself this late Christmas present:
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I'm still not sure how I'm going to get up to the mounting point above the center of the shop. And I have to rewire a junction box to provide an outlet, and it will still be controlled by a light switch. Still, I should breathe less dust.

Kirk

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2017, 23:43
by Tusses
nice buy .. I like feet ..
12" x 12" x 1" .. or more usually 12" x1" x 12' :-)

mounting the duster should be easy, even if you just use builders galvanized straps

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2017, 23:46
by Tusses

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2017, 23:52
by kirkpoore1
The thing about the air filter is that it needs to go here:

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Roughly between the two middle 2x4's that span the clerestory, half way between the two ceiling fans. And that will be about 12 feet off the floor. I think it weighs about 60 lbs, so lifting it will be non-trivial.

Kirk

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 08 Jan 2017, 00:05
by Tusses
meh... 'seasy :-)

I'll take some pics tomorrow ...
Mine isn't as high , but just means you need a higher platform (table/bench)

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 08 Jan 2017, 17:04
by TrimTheKing
I did mine myself up a ladder. Bought the wire mounting kit for it.

Cheers
Mark

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 08 Jan 2017, 17:50
by Tusses
My 2x6's are running front to back.

The duster is home made. but I fixed 2x2's to it (left to right) , to fit the 2x6 joist spacing.
Pre drilled the fixing holes and preloaded with screws.

Mine is only 8' up, so just stood on my TS, you would need a higher platform, or a pair of ladders etc.

up you go, use your back / shoulder to hold it up, loose fit the screws one end. Swivel round and fit the screws the other side tight, swivel back and tighten up the 1st two.

There are all sorts of "helpers" /props you can make , similar to putting up drywall on your own.


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thinking about it ... I couldn't get to the top of my 2x6's, but you could go even easier and put/rest the 2x2's on top of your 2x4's .. so it holds it's own weight, then just fix it so it can't move.

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Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 08 Jan 2017, 22:44
by RogerS
Is this the same model as this one ?

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If so beware....caveat. What I am about to say relates to the 240v version. It could well be that it is OK on 110v.

The electronics are a CoS (crock of s**t). The design uses the cheapest components going and the worst design possible. There is an overrated capacitor on the board that fails. Regularly. I am on my 3rd replacement board and the capacitor is failing again.

Please don't shoot the messenger.

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 09 Jan 2017, 01:58
by kirkpoore1
It looks the same, though they have a couple of different models. I have the one that's got more capacity. Not that would make a difference to the electronics. And yes, it's a 120v model.

Kirk

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 09 Jan 2017, 08:24
by justaskin
Hi Kirk
I have suspended mine on the 4 wire rope that was supplied with mine. I found this the best way as it eliminates any resonance sounding through the wooden beams.
Envious over the cherry :mrgreen:

Richard

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 09 Jan 2017, 11:06
by Tusses
RogerS wrote:Is this the same model as this one ?

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if it has those loops it should be even easier to hang ! ... just "hoist" it up and then fix in place :-)

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 09 Jan 2017, 11:07
by Tusses
RogerS wrote: I am on my 3rd replacement board and the capacitor is failing again.



Rog .. can't you just replace the capacitor with a decent one ?

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 09 Jan 2017, 11:08
by RogerS
Tusses wrote:
RogerS wrote: I am on my 3rd replacement board and the capacitor is failing again.



Rog .. can't you just replace the capacitor with a decent one ?


Yup...just not got round to it. Main reason for posting was to alert Kirk to the possibility that he might need to be up and down to it.

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 09 Jan 2017, 11:23
by 9fingers
There is a thread on UKW for the solution.

http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/jet- ... 92399.html
Component values could well be different for the 120v US version.

Bob

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 09 Jan 2017, 19:23
by Pinch
I very very rarely switch mine on. :|

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 10 Jan 2017, 01:42
by kirkpoore1
Thanks for posting that thread. I'll give it a shot and fix it if needed down the road. Maybe they've addressed the problem sonce then.

Kirk

Re: Today's purchase...

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2017, 23:13
by Jimmy Mack
Just recently hung a JET air filter...didn't bother with the JET fixing kit. Fix some eyes on plates to the ceiling (forget what they're called) then a pack of steel Carabeina clips and four lengths of chain. I got a friend to help, as it's about 3 m up, and it's heavy!

Didn't know about the cap problem...the one in the Leeds shop has been going great for maybe 5 years. Maybe lucky...hope I stay lucky.

Jim

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