Thien Baffle Separator #1: Design Stages

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Blog entry by Lance posted 11-04-2011 12:08 AM 21912 reads 21 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I have emptied my HF bag a couple times and its a pain in the neck, plus the bag is starting to rip. I looked up the price of a new clear bag….. pretty pricey for a plastic bag. Also my 5 micron bag is getting pretty dirty. So, its time to upgrade the HF dust collector with a thien baffle system and the wynn filter.

The initial design I’m basing mine on, 6” hose.

I decided to have 2×4” hose ports coming out of the separator so I can have all of my tools hooked up. (Ordered today)

20 Gallon Brute trash can, I went with the smaller one so i can attach it to the mobile cart down the road.

I plan on making mine similar to this, where I can have it all on the HF cart.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 03:22 AM

nicely done. I have the same bin.. I figured the smaller one will be easier to pick up and empty. but I still need to buidl the separator…. ugh…

thanks for the reminder. looks like your works pretty swell

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 11-04-2011 04:03 AM

Let us know how it goes. I have this exact same setup planned. Although, I’m still debating on this tangential inlet vs. the original Thein design. It seems as though the inlet pipe should be extended to the centerline, but then I wonder if it will interfere with the space for the chips to fall out.

-- Aaron in TN -

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