On Nov 24, 2:07 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I tried to post a note on your forum software. It just went into la-la
land and would not accept it. So I'll post it here.
I read about the idea of expanding your design to 4" hose sizes,
implying use with a fullsize dust collector. I read about the
problems you were trying to solve - but all of these were manifested
with shop vac -2.5" size implementations. I do not think the
carrryover problem you solved exists with larger scale dust collector
solutions. The traditional trashcan solution for a fullsize dust
collector uses 4" hoses and a 30 gallon trash can, which is
considerably taller than the 10 gallon can you used. I have used a 30
gallon trashcan with a homemade lid and a 2 hp Jet dust collector for
years. I never experienced the carryover problem you mentioned. My
lid looked just like yours, except it has no baffle. I suspect it
works as well as it does because its so much deeper and a larger
Thanks Bob. Interesting observations. I have personally witnessed
horrific scrubbing in shops I've visited, even with the 30-gallon
cans. Many people I know only use the cans with their planers because
they can't keep anything smaller than very large chips in their cans.
But I will do testing w/ and w/o the baffle when I finish building my
On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 17:23:21 -0800 (PST), email@example.com wrote:
I've been using a shop-made separator with my Harbor freight DC for years.. Just
a plywood top on a cardboard 50 gal. drum, 1 straight inlet in the center, on 90
degree elbow on the outer edge.. no baffle, etc..
Used with lathe and band saw and palm sanders, mostly..
I empty the drum every couple of months and check the DC bags once a year and
they've never collected enough to tell that they did...
All 4" fittings on the Can and tools, except a 2 1/2" nozzle on the lathe..
Please remove splinters before emailing
Well if it works that's great. I'm not here to fix what works, just
provide a possible solution for people that may not be as happy with
their setup as you.
Sorry if I somehow offended anyone by posting.
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