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I do not remember where this plan came from but it works very well
Excuse the oversized lid on top I had a bigger plastic can but when I upgraded my collector the can split
I have now converted over to the Thien design
-- I have the Saw Dust Fever
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#1 posted 09-28-2012 12:48 AM
LOVE the toilet flanges for couplers!
-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes
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#2 posted 09-28-2012 12:48 AM
This looks good!
This is the same design I started out with, but finally went ahead and built a thein separator – you would be amazed at how much more you can fill the can up before you have to empty it!
It might be a tad more work, but take a look into building one of those – I think you would be much more happy with it!
Keep up the good work!
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#3 posted 09-28-2012 01:03 AM
I have looked into itMy father in law is a diesel mechanic with a machine shop so building a nice one is doable but this has worked well for me so far, never emptied a bag yet
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#4 posted 09-28-2012 01:31 AM
A “Thein” separator? What is the difference in design and function/performance?
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#5 posted 09-28-2012 07:54 AM
+1 for Knotcurser. the Thein version assists with the cyclonic effect and prevents/reduces the deposited chips and dust from being drawn back up into the extraction. A couple of hours extra works will build you the baffle
I would also have sited the spiggot from the extractor in the centre of the lid and not have the 90 bend but if it works for you good luck, certainly beats having it go straight into the extractor.
-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan
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#6 posted 09-28-2012 04:52 PM
^^ +1Add a baffle and lose the center 90*
#7 posted 09-28-2012 07:00 PM
My next upgrade will be the thien.I am going to put one on a thirty gallon barrel to use with my small Craftsman Collector hooked up to the Planer in the garage
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#8 posted 12-13-2013 08:09 PM
jaysonic, you can see how I built my Thien Top Hat here if you want – it explains how they work.
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