On Nov 24, 2:07 pm, email@example.com 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), firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.