My cyclone vac

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Project by BigRich posted 879 days ago 2177 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After looking at many post on LJ and numerous you tube videos I just had to try this. Much to my surprise it worked very well on the initial trial. Next is to put a new filter in the shop vac and to seal all the little leaks. The funnel part is app. 20” tall, 9” top and 4 1/2” at the bottom and 2” pvc fittings. I expect even better results after everything is sealed better. Cost was about $25 including the new filter, it was $19. Thanks to all who posted before me. God Bless!

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#1 posted 879 days ago

Nice job, I am doing one similar but a little bigger. I will post the project when it’s done. If you want to progress you can check out my blog Here

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 879 days ago

That is a good testimony. Neat looking rig you have too. let us know how it works when you are finished. Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 879 days ago

good job looks like a winner.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 879 days ago

Should do the job just nicely.
nice build and the cost is right .


-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 879 days ago

looks good rich…those fiber drums work good don,t they…sometimes i use hot glue to fill in also works on sealing the lites on my boat trailer


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#6 posted 879 days ago

I made a couple of Thein separators and they really helped, but after looking a these cyclones, especially
the wooden one SASmith made, I guess I am going to have a new project for this summer, even us old
guys can occasionally learn something new. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 875 days ago

Got it all sealed up better and tried it out sucking the dust coming off of my small stationary belt sander and my vac showed no signs of extra dust in it. I’m convinced

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#8 posted 875 days ago

That is good. What you were wanting. Thanks for posting and letting us know.

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#9 posted 814 days ago

Hi BigRich:

I am quite impressed with your cyclone. I have been wanting to make one of those and just have not done it. Like you, I have looked at many ideas, examples and such to find the one design that seems to meet my needs.

Also, I wanted to say that my grandparents used to live in Hutchison. I cannot remember their old address, but I remember enjoying my visit with them when they lived there.

-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.

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#10 posted 681 days ago

It looks great and well done. How did you make it?

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#11 posted 570 days ago

I have been looking for a project like this. Great job! Where do you get the fiber drum?

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