That's cool, Wayne! I need to do some upgrades to my DC system. I did buy some $6 plastic blast gates and wow what a difference having the suck all on one tool versus spread out.
You're going to get blistered for that last sentence but not by me
I was too cheap to buy blast gates. I just put a cut off piece of board across the other openings. I would really like to move that loud arse dust collector outside. I can't even hear the telephone ring as it is now. I just don't know how the top filter sock would do in the high humidity days. The good duck call making woods are very oily. If you look in the suction line over my lather, you can see the build up of cocobolo dust. The wood gets hot, the oil goes with the dust and it gets sticky. So I would be concerned about putting my dust collector on the porch. Concerned the humidity would aid in blocking up the filter sock.