I have abandoned my plan to use the central vac as a dust collector. However,
my wife's late father was a pipe organ builder, and left a blower in the
basement. The unit has been, uh, collecting dust for about 45 years, and I was
wondering if it would be suitable for a homemade shop dust collector.
I'll try to describe the unit, and my plan.
The blower specs are:
The intake and exhaust ports are 8 inches in diameter.
The GE motor specs:
1/2 HP ball bearing motor
115/230 V AC
This sounds like something that I could make into a DC. I haven't been able to
start it yet, since it seems to have a 220 plug on it (but not the same size as
I have two questions:
1.) Can this thing be used for this purpose?
2.) How should I set it up?
I'm not sure how a DC works. I envision the following setup:
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dust bin filter bag
air flow ------------------>>>>
I'd put some sort of screen on the dust bin to keep the big stuff out of the
Alright, you can stop laughing now. As I said, I really don't have a clue as
to how these things work. Anyway, if anyone can help with this, I'd appreciate
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