Shop Vac with Cyclone

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Project by JayDee posted 07-23-2017 11:33 PM 2367 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something I put together a few months back and I absolutely love it. Works like a charm.

-- JayDee from Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 07-24-2017 02:35 AM

Very clever design – I finished one late last night but it is no where as nice as yours.

How difficult was it to match up the PVC to you shop vac?

Bill in MI

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#2 posted 07-24-2017 02:40 AM

The PVC fit the inlet of the vac with very little work. Fitting the hose to the inlet of the cyclone was a bigger challenge.

-- JayDee from Woodstock, GA

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#3 posted 07-24-2017 05:55 AM

Neat setup. It is difficult to get a decent sized bin with a sufficient seal, at least here down under.

May be a tad overkill, however, if you have access, 3D printed couplers (green) make cross fitting of competitive branded components a breeze. Incredible how a 2 1/2” hose from brand-A will never fit the 2 1/2” outlet of brand-B.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 07-24-2017 12:41 PM

This is very creative and nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 07-26-2017 07:46 PM

Impressive. Where did you get that yellow barrel?

-- Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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#6 posted 08-16-2017 07:31 PM

Yup, this design is a win! I acquired a free shop vac last night, so it’s going to get a version of this. I especially like the remote power switch, that’s a little genius move. Hose storage another plus.

Strong work.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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