|Project by luv2learn||posted 03-09-2012 06:50 AM||5789 views||28 times favorited||11 comments|
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