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Project by Allanwoodworks posted 10-06-2011 05:54 AM 5589 views 26 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey guys,

I just wanted to post my project that I have been working on. I used a Harbor Freight dust collector motor and blower Mounted on the wall and an Onedia Super Duty Dust collector cyclone on top of garbage can. I piped the exhaust of the HF blower out the wall so that I do not need any filters. Then I used a Stanley 110v remote control to turn it on and off. I made the lid out of two layers of ½” plywood that fits down into the can and a ¾” sheet of MDF on top to seal around the edge of the can. I chamfered the edges of the plywood so that it slips into the can nicely. I added a little glass window so I can see when it’s full. It is very quiet and works very well. Let me know what you guys think.

-- Ty, Up in Washington





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WoodenSoldier

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 06:26 AM

Very nice. I’ve been thinking of making one myself. How much did the blower and remote cost at harbor freight?

-- Create something everyday.

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Allanwoodworks

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 06:37 AM

The Blower is actually from the 2hp dust collector set up from harbor freight, it was on sale for $189.00. Since my old one just went out I would suggest getting the warranty like I did with my second one. The remote I bought off Amazon.com for $18.00. The Super Duty dust collector cost $219.00. There is plan to build a cyclone but I just don’t have the time to do it.

Here is the links.

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-hp-industrial-5-micron-dust-collector-97869.html
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0020ML776
http://www.oneida-air.com/inventoryD.asp?item_no=AXD002030&CatId={17F46883-40BB-471E-982F-E5F28583241B}

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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Paul

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#3 posted 10-06-2011 10:13 AM

This makes sense. Why filter the air and deal with all that when if you can, just shoot it out the building.

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 10-06-2011 11:19 AM

Nice job, Do you notice any dust buildong up outside? I have one of the dust deputy’s and know they work great. smart idea for sure!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 10-06-2011 12:22 PM

You might want to check your city / town rules regarding sawdust in the trash cans. We have to bag all of ours.
What supports your system when the can is out of place ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Paul Pomerleau

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#6 posted 10-06-2011 02:55 PM

What a brilliant idea.
I never thought about just using the motor bolted up high out of the way.
My shop is tiny and I am currently using a shop vac attached to my home made dust separator and it takes up a lot of room and the vac is super noisy.
The DC comes on sale from time to time and I always wanted one but it is way to big to have in my shop.
Your idea would save me some room and have a quieter area as well.
I also have an outside wall that I can vent out, so it would be perfect.
Thanks for the great idea.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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Allanwoodworks

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#7 posted 10-06-2011 05:55 PM

Ken,
No dust outside, the only thing that makes it outside is the fine dust and I live in the Seattle area so the rain and the wind wash it away quickly.

Dusty,
I am just using the can for storage, when I bought my house there were two of these cans laying around and I knew I could find a use for them someday. Nothing supports the lid, it is pretty light so I just lift it off and change out the cans.

Thanks!

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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Ryan

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#8 posted 10-06-2011 07:08 PM

I love the dust collector that has no filters and bags.
Just blowing the dusty air out would be the best way.
Enjoy the clean air.

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Allanwoodworks

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#9 posted 10-06-2011 10:58 PM

Ryan,
Thanks I got the idea from Marc @ thewoodwhisperer.com. It is how he ran his exhaust off his Clearvue unit.

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 10-06-2011 11:11 PM

Alright …thanks for the reply : ) Keep up the good work !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dchip

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#11 posted 10-07-2011 04:55 PM

Very nice. Do you notice it pulling the air out of the shop in cold weather? I guess this wouldn’t matter unless you heated/cooled your shop.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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Paul Pomerleau

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#12 posted 10-07-2011 06:05 PM

What size motor is that?
Do you notice any loss in suction now that it is mounted up high?
I am definitely copying your idea if that is ok with you.
I wanted one for so long but don’t have the room.
Yours is a great idea, I can’t wait to get this done.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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Allanwoodworks

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#13 posted 10-07-2011 07:11 PM

Dchip,

I don’t notice anything, but I have an un-insulated shop with a wood stove. Good thing I have a mill to keep the stove full all winter!

Paul,
It is a 2hp motor, No loss that I can tell. Enjoy. If you need any more info just let me know.

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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#14 posted 10-08-2011 07:36 PM

Elegantly simple stuff that works. This is my dream set up.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#15 posted 10-09-2011 08:05 AM

Looks like a good solution and set up with one problem….HEAT
I considered something similar but quickly realized that I do most of my wood working in the winter and therefore heat the shop. Blowing the dusty air outside would mean blowing all the heat out side also. I have been toying with the idea of putting the dust collector and it’s noise in an enclosure outside the shop and piping the filtered warm air back into the shop. It would lose some heat in the process but that is better than losing all the heat and pulling cold damp air in to replace it. I live in the Northwest too so I know the winters are long, damp and cool.

-- Les B, Oregon

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