|Project by OldGuysRule||posted 01-21-2016 09:21 AM||2234 views||6 times favorited||25 comments|
Remember Dr. Frankenstein when he had the mad look on his face and screamed, it’s alive! Well, when I hit the switch and started sucking up dust I’m sure I had the same look on my face and was screaming it works! I found that Electrolux vac. in a flea market and it was marked 3 bucks. I asked them if I could plug it in to see if it worked or not. It did and had pretty darn good suction and the bag was half full. I tripped off to WM and got some new bags and pretty much forgot about it. Well one day sitting around in the shop I noticed that old water jug that has been there for ever, never Know when something like that will come in handy. Anyway I started studying on it and even did a test fit of the hose stuck into the opening. To my surprise the hose went in and was a nice tight fit, almost collapsed the jug when I fired up the vac, so the wheels in my head really started turning. The barrel I picked up from the local used barrel dealer for 5 bucks and a couple of fittings from Lowe’s and I was off to the shop to see if it would all come together and work. It does a real good job with all but, the really fine dust, it’s makes a few hot laps around the jug and then off to the filter bag. All in all I’d call it a success! The old Electrolux does a lot better than I had hoped for. I did hook up the Shop Vac just to see and man-o-man did the dust really make hot laps around inside the jug! I’ve already started thinking about a rebuild on it but really hate to, it works so good! I did add a couple of 45 degree elbows to direct the dust downward but, it’s not as much fun to watch now!
All in all I’ve got about $13 in it with all the scraps I had around.
Thanks for taking a look at it!
The Monster Lives!!!
-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!