|Project by Pie||posted 02-19-2009 07:37 PM||11805 views||21 times favorited||10 comments|
I found the plans and idea on making this DC from Phil Thein’s website http://www.cgallery.com/jpthien/.
This is the part that fits into the metal garbage can (DC). Materials used was 3/4” scrap plywood, 2” PVC curved elbow, 2” straight PVC coupler, 2” WYE PVC, 3” PVC cap and 2” straght PVC ( only used a small piece to connect the Wye to the elbow. I did not glue the PVC for removal when I empty the can.The Wye allows me to use one 2.5” hose at a time or remove the cap and connect another hose to use both at a time. The stand I built was designed to put shelves inside with tools connected for storage. When you want a tool (miter saw for example) which is mounted to a shelf, you take the tool+shelf and set it onto a mobile stand. I found it in one of wood rag. BUt I thought it would work great for my DC. I can hang tools form the peg-boards which are on both sides.
Minus the shop-vac I spent under $100 and with the shop vac and extra hose I spent around $150. My next project is my air circulator using a old neglected leaf blower/mulcher. If it doesn’t work well I will probably go the blower fan way.