@carsuaga thanks for following up (that was me at the space with you). The same thing did occur when I was there last night.
Took a closer look today and there’s no seal/valve in the hose going from the dust collector to the router, so we’ve probably also got a loss of vacuum power because of that. The “slider valves” for the sander / planer also don’t even seal fully, as far as I can tell…
Blast gates for dust systems typically don’t seal very well by themselves - they usually have indicated upstream and downstream sides so the vacuum pulls the gate tight to the housing when it’s running.
That said, it’s also possible ours aren’t very good
The blast gates aren’t a perfect seal, but they don’t need to be. A dust collector goes for a huge volume of airflow and a small amount of leakage from unused gates isn’t going to compromise the flow.
I took a look. The hand router table now has a 4" hose hooked up to it with no blast gate. So, we can’t focus the flow on one machine. But most important, the Delta dust collector shaker felt bag looks pretty fully clogged. The clear plastic bag and shaker felt are rigid with back pressure. Clean the filter bag
This really does need to be plumbed into the main dust collector system. The one the table saw and miter station are on is modded and has way more capacity than its nameplate, it absolutely can support more tools. It would make a lot of sense to install a bulk trap in that area and plumb it as cleanish small-particulate air back to the system. Also, a floor sweep port here would be a huge time saver.
didn’t get around to it tonight, trying to finish a project before surgery on friday.
doing glue ups tomorrow, might have time then though not certain.
@jamesfreeman the actual slider falls out of all of them. nor does it close all the way on any of them. @dannym it’s not even that they don’t form a perfect seal, it’s that they only close 2/3 of the way.