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Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #24: Hang 'em High: HF 2HP DC Mod!!!

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Blog entry by DIYaholic posted 488 days ago 1493 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With my Thien Top Hat Pre-Seperator completed, it was time to focus on improving the efficiency of my HF 2HP DC. Let’s face it, the HF unit can use ALL the help it can get!!! In the court of popular opinion, the verdict on the HF DC is that it IS “guilty” of being under powered and having an undersized impeller. For the safety of myself and the general public, I have sentenced it to “Hanging”!!!

Again, pictures will do most of the talking….

The original configuration, in my Dusty Closet:

Clear the way!!!:

Gotta Seal the Deal, or prep the collection ring:

Weather strip for the plastic, PITA to change, Bag!!!:

The sentence impossed, or Hang ‘em High!!!:

The motor/impeller mount is Framed!!!:

The Motor/Impeller Enter Witness Protection!!!, or relocation:

The ”Rehabilitated” HF 2HP DC:

That is the Wynn Enviromental 35A274NANO canister filter. My “Dusy Closet” that houses my ambient air cleaner & “rehabilitated” HF 2HP DC should be capable of helping me to breath much easier!!!

There is another DC upgrade that MUST take place! 4” galvanized metal ducting shall be run throughout the shop!!!
Well, that’s the plan at least!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?



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Sandra

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#1 posted 488 days ago

Looks good Randy. How much blood was shed dealing with the ducting???

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 487 days ago

That Sandra, is a great question! I wore gloves while dealing with the sheet metal, so only “Sweat & Tears” (and a little profanity) were involved!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#3 posted 487 days ago

Pretty clever for sure….....looks like a great setup…....I did something pretty similar with the motor/impeller and it really works great.

With the 2 stage, the big plastic bag really seems like overkill…...I’ve been thinking about cutting the plastic bag down on mine so I can use the space underneath…...I wonder if it would matter?? I wouldn’t think so…....

Ya done good here…....a great upgrade to the Lair….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 487 days ago

Jeff,
Thanks for the “pat on the back”!!!

As far as “shortening” the bag, I’ve seen it done, however there was a discusion somewhere mentioning reducing the size of the bag could negatively effect efficient seperation of the fines in the collection ring into the bag. One individual claims the “space” in the bag is needed for the proper seperation of fines into the bag. Kinda like how when the collection can gets too full & chips are drawn into the ring/bag/filter. It does sound plausible, to shorten the bag somewhat, but I don’t know “how short” would adversly effect performance.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#5 posted 487 days ago

Randy – that’s what I was wondering…...I know you’re not suppose to let the bag get too full, so it stands to reason, not to cut it too short….....I can’t make dust right now, so will have to explore this later…....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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eddie

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#6 posted 487 days ago

randy the HF 2HP DC is going to be the way i go when i get the funds ,will also use the Wynn Enviromental 35A274NANO looks great and the way to go

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 487 days ago

Eddie,
Be sure to keep an eye on CraigsList for a used unit. You may be able to get a better (larger impeller) used DC for less (or just a little more) than a new HF unit!!! There have been several recently in my area.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Kreegan

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#8 posted 487 days ago

Nice work, Randy.

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 487 days ago

Thanks Rich!
The transition, from Dungeon to Lair, is well underway!!! I need to do a few more shop projects, then it’s onto some “real” projects!!! I can hardly wait…..

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Dave

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#10 posted 486 days ago

The garbage can gets bigger.
Nice job Randy.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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