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Downdraft table questions

Postby goodhue1 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:45 pm

I bought a used plasmacam last week and my new air compressor is coming tomorrow. I just need to put together a ventilation system. My main concern is loosing all my near from the shop. As I type this it is -15 out and I feel like if I had a fan running I could suck all the heat our of my little shop in 30 seconds. Do you guys have any tips for me as I figure out my ventilation? Thank you!

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Re: Downdraft table questions

Postby tnbndr » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:51 am

Look into a water table instead of ventilation exhaust. There is lots of info on this forum.
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Re: Downdraft table questions

Postby KIDTech » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:31 am

A lot of it has to do with how much money and time you want to throw at it. I have down draft only, thinking about doing a drip feed that rides the gantry putting water on top of the metal as it cuts.
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Re: Downdraft table questions

Postby SONIC » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:22 am

Water table for sure.
There's no way to ventilate the table without sucking the air out of your shop, unless you made a separate booth/room that was vented to outside air for the table.
I run mine inside all day with the water table with no issue

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Re: Downdraft table questions

Postby allan101 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:45 am

I have set up a smoke extraction arm that I scavenged and hooked it up to ventilate into a smoke and fume filter it works awesome. All my heat stays in the shop I have mine mounted to a i beam with trolley wheels so I can move it around
and it is off the floor

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