Goal of this project was to build a carrier for the Dust Deputy/bucket, where the cyclone could be moved to the side of the vac for vertical clearance (so that it could be moved under a work bench, etc..), or mounted on top for less of a footprint (less space in a small workshop/garage). All while making the “Vac Pac” removable and not damaging the shop vac.
The Vac Pac or carrier, is mounted to the vac with industrial strength Velcro on the back wheel mounts (7 degree angle), and top. To help secure the bucket & hold up the folding bucket platform (back bottom mount) or hold down the side bucket support (top mount), I added Velcro (see pic’s). In addition, holes were drilled on the edges, so that bungee cords could be added.
In addition, the Dust deputy/cyclone bucket mount has holes drilled in it, as well as notches on the side so that bungee cords could be wrapped around the top.
For other vac, the Vac Pac would need to be adapted, but the industrial strength Velcro should be a good mounting system/material in most cases. I was able to pull this across my garage over small items that would normally make the Dust Deputy fall off with a regular bungee cord holding it on.
The bucket top I’ll try to cover in a later project post.
Hope this helps & sorry if I haven’t explained it enough, as I’m just doing a quick post before my day starts.