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Dust collector modification = super EASY can removal

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Project by bowtie posted 02-10-2012 12:04 PM 4887 views 16 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The chamber allows easy /clean can removal and doesn’t use any of the cans 31 gallon capacity
1-completed modification
2-plywood and pine chamber base
3-chamber with 5mm luan wall and 5” duct installed
4-stop blocks bottom of chamber align can
5-chamber raised and suported by small chain for can removal
6-side view showing rear chamber hinges

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 12:55 PM

This is very similar/same design I’m going to build for my 2HP HF DC. I just need to determine the size of my main run. I may go with 5” main line with 4” drops to each machine. My inspiration for the design came from Lance’s blog: Thien Baffle Separator #1: Design Stages

What material did you use to seal between the garbage can rim and bottom of baffle?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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TNwoodchuck

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 12:57 PM

Just what I’ve been waiting for! Thanks for the great pics that will help me “Git ‘er done.”

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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bugz

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 01:47 PM

Great looking setup, Looks like much easier can removal.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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FreshSawDust

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 05:25 PM

I wish I had elevated mine, it stinks having to empty the can at only half full.

-- TJ - Perryville, Missouri

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bowtie

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 06:12 PM

DIYaholic, It’s sealed with camper weatherstripping, 3/16×1-1/4 foam weatherstripping attached to can rim.
thanks for lookin

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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JReed3

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#6 posted 02-10-2012 06:52 PM

I have seen several of these recently. Why the trash can conversion? Is it just make it easier to empty? I see the other collector is a little over half full.

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bowtie

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#7 posted 02-10-2012 07:45 PM

JReed3,
the can is easier to empty, it separates the larger chips so they don’t contact the impeller, and if your vacuuming and suck a nail or screw it keeps them from the impeller reducing the risk of a spark or impeller damage.
the bag is actually only got about a 1/4 ” of dust in the bottom, thats a ring of fine cedar dust in the middle.
thanks for lookin

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 02-10-2012 08:00 PM

JReed3,
Also, modifying the connection from impeller housing straight into the collection ring, decreases restriction & reduces loading up of the filter, hence better air flow (and that’s what it is ALL about).

bowtie,
Thanks for the info!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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JReed3

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#9 posted 02-10-2012 08:51 PM

Thanks for the information.

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JohnMeeley

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#10 posted 02-10-2012 09:04 PM

So that would be a separate separator.

Great Idea, like the way you hinged her up.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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b2rtch

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#11 posted 02-11-2012 12:10 AM

I do not see how this makes your can removal super easy.
It looks very cumbersome to me.
I still like my set up better.I believe that it looks much cleaner.
The Thien separator is inside the can:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/32589

-- Bert

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bowtie

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#12 posted 02-11-2012 01:24 AM

b2rtch,
looked at your build, very clean. I considered the same thing but wanted the full can capacity and didn’t want to lift the 5-7” lid out of the can. this chamber simply pivots up on hinges and locks up and out of the way with a chain and hook. i would estimate the build time to be about the same excluding research and design time.
thanks for lookin

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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b2rtch

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#13 posted 02-11-2012 01:31 AM

OK and thanks for the reply

-- Bert

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txmcook

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#14 posted 02-08-2014 04:51 PM

Looks great. I’m here on net looking for info before I build sometime similar o what you and Bert have posted. Very clean install and gives me more ideas.
Thanks

-- William

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