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Project by Bluenote38 posted 11-01-2018 11:15 AM 1791 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First, I HATE emptying the Shop Vac!! Dust everywhere and knocking the filter out compounds the problem. So I built this cart so everything dumps into a 14gallon drum and no dust gets to the filter. The Drum pops out and empties easily – though still some dust it is far more manageable. Here’s a link to my blog with details. http://lumberjocks.com/Bluenote38/blog/127585

-- Bill - Rochester MI





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EarlS

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#1 posted 11-01-2018 01:01 PM

Definitely something that I need to build to improve my shop vac performance and expand it’s capabilities. This makes a simple shop vac into a 2 stage DC that can be used where a big DC isn’t practical or doesn’t pull enough vacuum in a 2” hose. Great idea.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 11-01-2018 02:36 PM

I have a similar set up. I wished I would have seen your idea of a dedicated solid pipe from the vacuum to the dust deputy before I went out and bought another expensive hose. This looks like a better & cheaper idea.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 11-01-2018 04:22 PM

Stellar job on building the shop vac cart…..Good idea, and a lot of thought went into building this….Should make moving everything around much easier….I don’t have a dust deputy or some sort of system built, but I have an idea to go by if I ever do…..!! Thanks for posting….!!

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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Bluenote38

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#4 posted 11-01-2018 10:03 PM


Stellar job on building the shop vac cart…..Good idea, and a lot of thought went into building this….Should make moving everything around much easier….I don t have a dust deputy or some sort of system built, but I have an idea to go by if I ever do…..!! Thanks for posting….!!

- Rick Dennington

I really like the 20’ hose and that I can move it easily. The 3” casters are perfect for this application

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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Andybb

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#5 posted 11-02-2018 03:52 PM

Nice setup. You are still going to need to clean the filter in the shop vac. The fine dust will get pulled into it. To keep my filter from clogging I use a shop vac HEPA filter bag. Takes about 6 mos. to a year to fill up with really tightly packed particles depending on how much use it sees.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Andybb

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#6 posted 11-02-2018 05:20 PM

Sorry. I got distracted before I could continue the post. When I say “fine” particles, I mean “powder”. That bag will come out of there weighing almost 20 lbs. and you’ll be amazed at how tightly packed it is. A lot of that powder is too small to get picked up by your filter so it ends up being ejected back out through the exhaust port in a form that is too small to see but it is there.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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