Shop Vac + Dust Deputy + Larger Drum Cart

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Project by Holbs posted 11-28-2015 01:52 AM 16388 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my Shop Vac, Dust Deputy, and an improved bucket/drum on a mobile stand. Before this, I had the shop vac and hoses just laying around somewhere in the shop sometimes attached to the dust deputy 5 gallon bucket, sometimes not. This project was inspired by JayCustomCreations on youtube but with less flair and I needed to use up some plywood off cut pieces. I also upgraded from a 5 gallon bucket to a 15 gallon bucket/drum with a nice addition of a easy to remove locking lid. Added some 1” swivel castors to move around. I’ll be adding a bungee cord around both the shop vac and drum to keep them stable (amazingly, I have not a single bungee cord right now). This is part of an ongoing project of organizing my shop. 74 more projects to go :)

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#1 posted 11-28-2015 12:30 PM

Looks good man. Yeah, you’ll probably wanna pick up a few bungee cords. I’d hate to see what a mess there’d be if that drum decided to take a header off the cart in the middle of a job.

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#2 posted 11-29-2015 06:51 AM

Looks great, does the larger drum have any negative effects on the operation?

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#3 posted 12-05-2015 01:53 AM

I’ll know soon, Norm. Have routing to do this weekend on my next project with grooves via router. With my limited science mind, I would say no negative affects. I had to do a similar thought when it came time to do my Thein Baffle. I “think” anything below the vortex, as in reasonable volume, should not affect air circulation.

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#4 posted 12-10-2015 07:58 PM

I’ve got that same barrel and it works great. It’s manageable size when full and the locking lid seals great.

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