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Well it works

5kg-10lbs of dust/shavings put in zero

went out.

6” inlet

6” outlet

3000m3 per hour or 6480000 cubic foot per

minute

I’ve a monk friend staying who specialises in

doing Tibetan copper Temple Roofs :)

So he put this together on his knee.

Honest!

He used hand shears a drill/driver tek screws

and a truck tie down strap.

Jamie

and gaffa tape

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





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Mauricio

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#1 posted 08-13-2012 05:33 PM

Wow, I wish I could have seen your freind make that!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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mafe

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#2 posted 08-13-2012 06:26 PM

Amazing!
What a great guy, and what skills.
Jamie you are one wonderful man.
Send your friend a good thought from me.
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 08-13-2012 06:33 PM

Great dust collector!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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cstrang

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#4 posted 08-13-2012 07:33 PM

I want one! lol any fins or anything to direct flow inside or is it just a straight funnel?

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 08-13-2012 07:40 PM

Tried it with the fins/spiral and it was

less efficient.

Also a parallel top section for the intake

that can cause a build up with large

shavings.

Balancing the outlet in relation to the inlet

was where we could tune the efficiently.

We are also pushing a lot of air here and

a 6” pipe

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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lanwater

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#6 posted 08-13-2012 07:56 PM

That great!

It definitely save some money over the commercial ones.

You got a nice friend.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 08-13-2012 08:01 PM

The sheet cost £20 $30

and there was enough left over

for a 4” inlet one which we are playing with

just now

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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exelectrician

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#8 posted 08-13-2012 08:47 PM

The sheet metal work is wonderful, you are one lucky dude having a connection like that. I was wondering how-come the cardboard box does not collapse when the suction comes on.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Jeremy Greiner

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#9 posted 08-13-2012 09:00 PM

What type of dust collector motor do you have powering this thing? it’s pretty impressive.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 08-13-2012 09:14 PM

It runs 440v three phase I think

it is a 3 + Kw

I’ll look at the plate in the morning.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Jamie Speirs

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#11 posted 08-13-2012 09:18 PM

Sorry I missed that one

The box has plywood panels

jambed in to strengthen

We were in to big a rush to test it

It is designed to take 45 gallon oil

drums. It is hoped that I can heat the

house with it. 22 rooms :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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dust4tears

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#12 posted 08-13-2012 11:45 PM

Great project Jaime! One day I will have to tackle that issue of dust collection~~~
I may have to tap you for information when I do!

-- Ride hard or go home~

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Jim Bertelson

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#13 posted 08-14-2012 01:24 PM

OK, this tops all of my crazy built from scratch stuff. Neat.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Ripthorn

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#14 posted 08-14-2012 01:46 PM

That looks great. Though I must say that 3000 cubic meters/hour is only 1765 cfm (105940 cubic feet per hour). Regardless, I’m glad it works well.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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Bluepine38

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#15 posted 08-14-2012 01:48 PM

This proves that to have good friends, you must be a good friend. Glad to see this new and improved dust
collection in place for your shop. I take it that your gaffa tape is the same as RedGreens duct tape. Was the
remark about hoping to heat the house with it meant as humor, or did it refer to the sawdust and shavings or
the heating oil from the 45 gal oil drums? That is quite the motor you have, what size is the impeller? Thank
you for sharing and I hope the small one turns out as good as this one. Is it easy to get the power company
to run 3 phase over there? Here you have to have a pretty big shop for them to run three phase to your
shop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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