My cyclone vac

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Project by BigRich posted 02-25-2012 01:57 AM 2458 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 02-25-2012 02:02 AM

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 02-25-2012 02:23 AM

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 02-25-2012 02:53 AM

good job looks like a winner.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 04:11 AM

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


-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 02:14 PM

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 02-25-2012 05:21 PM

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 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 02-28-2012 09:13 PM

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 02-29-2012 02:22 AM

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

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#9 posted 04-30-2012 06:58 PM

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 09-10-2012 02:41 AM

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 12-29-2012 08:30 PM

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

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