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Project by luv2learn posted 854 days ago 4413 views 27 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I can’t take any credit for this design. You can find the plans by doing a Google search and several guys have youtube videos of them. My big one is made from a food grade 55 gal. drum. The small one is a 5 gal. laundry detergent drum. Both of them are built the same only at a different scale.

The large separator is hooked to my 1 hp dust collector. I can tell you that I have emptied the separator a dozen times or more and the dust collector has maybe 4” of fine dust in the bottom bag. It is the same with the smaller separator that I have hooked to my 6 gal. shop vac.

Imagine sucking up a nail or screw and having it ruin the impellers on your dust collector as it passes through. That can’t happen when you have a separator attached.

Looking at these pictures reminds me that I need to get a permanent shop dust collection system built :)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 854 days ago

Well done!

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

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 853 days ago

Good job! That is inspiration to the motivationally challenged!!!

I need to make some of these. I need 3! One for 2HP HF DC, another for my 8 gallon shop vac and a third for the shop vac at work. I just need to motivate my sorry….......

-- 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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ldl

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#3 posted 853 days ago

I like how you turned the sleeves in the 5gl bucket. Neat way to get the fittings to werk. That is a problem with all the adapters today so many diff sizes you can’t just go buy a fitting and it werk you have to buy several and hope you can find one that does. I got a drawer full of various fittings and few will werk where I need them.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 853 days ago

ldl, pour folks have pour ways :) But it is really easy to turn a piece of 2×4 or 2×6 into an acceptable adapter. It’s cheap too!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 853 days ago

DIYaholic, check out this website: http://www.cgallery.com/jpthien/cy.htm

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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NormG

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#6 posted 853 days ago

Great job

-- Norman

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Roger

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#7 posted 853 days ago

hot setup

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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bigike

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#8 posted 852 days ago

very nice setup, where did u get the bigger barrel from?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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revanson11

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#9 posted 852 days ago

I too am trying to find a local source to get a barrel from. Is the barrel you have constructed of something stronger than cardboard/fiberboard? Will a standard fiber drum stand up to the abrasion created by the sawdust hitting it?

-- Randy, Central MN

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GrandpaLen

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#10 posted 852 days ago

...with a Hot Cup of Coffee, a Sharp Pencil, a Quiet Moment and a Need, every problem has a Solution.

Well done, Sir.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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luv2learn

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#11 posted 852 days ago

bigike, I am lucky to have a barrel recycling business close by. They deal in food grade storage barrels.

revanson11, this barrel is made of coated fiberboard/cardboard but it is really stout. It would have to be in order to ship 50 gal. of Ketchsup in it. The main enemy for these barrels is prolonged exposure to the elements. I had the foresight to put in radiant floor heat in my shop so I don’t have moisture problems :).

I have not experienced any abrasion of the barrel interior from wood chips and sawdust. I think I paid $20.00 for the drum so if it does wear out I will just get anther one :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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