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Blog entry by builtinbkyn posted 03-12-2018 08:45 PM 967 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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was performed by a professional. So for your safety and the protection of those around you, do not attempt the stunt you’re about to see!

The disclaimer from Jacka$$ The Movie lol I should have read that first and understood it before attempting to do this on my own today lol

So I’ve recently started to do some small projects in the shop and dragging the old HF collector with my homemade separator around from machine to machine. It’s ok and the collection is reasonable, but that’s not what this new shop endeavor is about.

I received a 3HP Gorilla Pro quite a few weeks ago – actually months ago – and it’s been on a pallet in the garage awaiting my attention. So I decided today was the day it was going to get assembled. I have to say, for the most part, the assembly was pretty straight forward. The manual is fairly detailed and there really isn’t anything mysterious about how this works and what goes where. The only issue there was a little confusion about is the location of the gasket material that needs to be applied to the top of the drum housing. Seems they need to correct the graphic in their manual. It shows the gasket on the inside of the ring of bolts, but if installed that way, the gasket wouldn’t create a seal due to the fact the opening on the fan housing is wider than where they show the gasket to be located. Ah all well and good. Just peeled it off when I saw the error and relocated it to where it performs the intended function.

The collector needs to be located in a room adjacent to the shop. There’s two reasons for this. 1.the ceiling height in the shop is too low for this behemoth of a collector and 2. it will be silenced quite a bit by the door between it and me :) I’ll have to chisel thru the block wall separating the two spaces for the 7” main that comes off of the collector, but that’s small potatoes. There’s already a few penetrations for ductwork supplying the kitchen above.

I started out by assembling the frame and cyclone out in the shop area, but that was about all I could do there as the assembly needed to be able to pass under the header of the door into the small room.

There are some spring bolts that need to be installed on the fan housing, which is 1/4” ABS. A large screwdriver and hammer help get them into place.

After dragging it into it’s final resting place and thankfully not mine lol, I bolted the remaining pieces to the the assembled cyclone.

Then it was time for the big moment. The money shot. The stunt that made me happy I ate my Wheaties when I was a kid. Hoisting that big bada$$ Baldor motor mounted to a steel plate and also holding the magnetic switch controller, up onto the fan housing lol I picked it up a few times to get a feel for the weight. “Hmmmm? This is going to be interesting. Bill you’re 57 and haven’t been to the gym in a while. Sure you want to do this?” Ah what the heck. I just drew on some muscle memory of lifting 100lb plus concrete forms up onto the truck for the guy I worked for, oh, some 39 years ago and lifted it over my head and onto the fan housing lol

For the most part, this is a wrap. All that remains is for me to attach the waste drum and mount the switch somewhere on the frame or wall. I’m happy to have gotten this done with no mishaps. I think it’s time to celebrate with a beer and to check myself for a hernia lol

I want to thank the members of the LJ community for providing the impetus to do better woodworking. I also want to thank my trusty companion Willie, without whom I could not have reached this momentous achievement ;)

See you all in the next installment of Workshop Wonders ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)



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builtinbkyn

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#1 posted 03-12-2018 08:53 PM

Oh you know how there’s always that one part remaining that you have no idea where it goes? Well this is one I know where it’s supposed to go, but there’s no way it’s being installed. The ceiling height is 97”, but this shroud needs quite a bit more clearance lol Maybe I’ll wear it as a hat :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#2 posted 03-12-2018 09:04 PM

Ooh! It’s a spare “shop smart, shop S-Mart” hat!

Nice work, Bill. Although I can see Willie was a lot of help, too.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 03-12-2018 09:22 PM

Very nice and it should work well for you.

I have an Oneida 5 hp Baldor on mine and I am not strong enough to lift it myself. Not now or when I was younger. I used a combination of an engine hoist and small block and tackle.

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#4 posted 03-12-2018 09:25 PM

Bill, you are a better man than I am. I had to use a shop crane to get the motor on top of my DC. Don’t forget about return air flow from the DC room to the shop when you chop the hole through the block wall for the tubing.

-- Art

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#5 posted 03-12-2018 09:35 PM



Ooh! It’s a spare “shop smart, shop S-Mart” hat!

Nice work, Bill. Although I can see Willie was a lot of help, too.

- Dave Polaschek


LOL Not sure I was wearing my smart hat today Dave, but thanks.


Very nice and it should work well for you.

I have an Oneida 5 hp Baldor on mine and I am not strong enough to lift it myself. Not now or when I was younger. I used a combination of an engine hoist and small block and tackle.

- Redoak49


Thanks Red. Were it the 5HP Baldor, it would have given me pause too ;) Next time I find another pair of hands to help.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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builtinbkyn

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#6 posted 03-12-2018 09:38 PM



Bill, you are a better man than I am. I had to use a shop crane to get the motor on top of my DC. Don t forget about return air flow from the DC room to the shop when you chop the hole through the block wall for the tubing.

- AandCstyle


Thanks Art. I plan on installing a vent in the door.

Man I could have used that shop crane today ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#7 posted 03-12-2018 10:30 PM

Go big or don’t go at all Bill ;-)) Nice job on the install, but—-do you really need one that huge? Now I understand why you put it off for so long :o

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#8 posted 03-12-2018 11:14 PM

Dang! Dust doesn’t stand a chance in your shop. In my shop the dust filter is my lungs ;)

-- Brian Noel

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htl

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#9 posted 03-12-2018 11:31 PM

That’s one PRETTY and Mean looking out fit should get it done quite well from the looks of it.
I love cyclones. LOL

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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builtinbkyn

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#10 posted 03-12-2018 11:51 PM

Awe shucks guys!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#11 posted 03-13-2018 12:01 AM

We don’t have cyclones here, just tornados.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#12 posted 03-13-2018 03:48 AM

Bill: Is the entire basement your shop? If so, How many square feet? Heated? your winters can be harsh. Willie is

as much help as Jake, except he usually lays in the mud somewhere.

Tim

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#13 posted 03-13-2018 04:14 AM



Bill: Is the entire basement your shop? If so, How many square feet? Heated? your winters can be harsh. Willie is

as much help as Jake, except he usually lays in the mud somewhere.

Tim

- tacky68

Hey Tim. The shop occupies a space off of the driveway and under the first floor. The house is situated on a rise, so both the basement and first floor are directly accessible at ground level, but from different sides of the house. It’s somewhat of an unusual house. It has an enclosed bridge or walkway that joins the public and private sides of the house. It’s two structures.

The original plans show that space as a “workshop”. It was converted by the previous owners into a game room with wall to wall and the oak wall treatment you see in the pics. I removed the wall to wall and put down a laminate floor. It’s fully temperature controlled and on a separate system.

There’s plenty of space in the house for games, so I didn’t need a game room ;) A shop is much more important. It’s about 700sq.ft.

Yeah Willie isn’t much of a shop dog, but he wants to be with me where ever I go. Heck it’s actually good when he’s sleeping and not nudging me to go outside with him. lol

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#14 posted 03-13-2018 10:54 AM

Nice setup and glad you got it all in place safely. Your shop setup is great. Having space and planning the setup (rather than fitting things in), well, maybe I can dream of that down the road! Glad to see you acknowledged Willie’s help. Looks like all the supervision really wore him out!

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#15 posted 03-13-2018 11:45 AM

OSHA would be proud Bill ;-) Hopefully you were able to get out of bed this morning and didn’t rupture anything!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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