|Project by ldl||posted 06-16-2012 02:50 AM||7425 views||33 times favorited||5 comments|
I finally decided to build a Thein separator for my shop vac. I think I have favorited every project posted of the separator. I used a 15 gl oil drum for the base. This is a very good size for my shop vac. It werks very well. I used my home made circle cutter to cut the grove in the top lid. Thinking I would have to fasten the lid to the drum I left the lid with a 2” lip past the lid groove. I put weatherstripping in the groove. It sealed so well I didn’t need to fasten it down. Then I also cut the bottom plate. I cut a relief in the lower plate for 2/3 of the dia by 1 1/4 in. I also put some weatherstripping on the outside edge of the lower plate as my drum wasn’t exactly round. I used 2” plastic pipe fittings through the lid. As of now I have used it about a week and picked up a fair amount of sawdust and fine dust. I have about 6in of material in the separator drum but no dust whatsoever in the shop vac. I am well pleased with it so far.
Soon I will build a bigger one for my DC based on a 30gl trash can.
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