|Project by mbs||posted 11-26-2012 03:51 AM||10302 views||28 times favorited||13 comments|
I had a portable Jet DC. It had a Wynn filter on top of the Jet spin chamber and I was real happy with the filtration. However, I was very surprised at how much dust came out of the filter when I cleaned it. I beat it for 20 minutes and vacuumed out the inside and I still got more dust when I hit the side of it. I decided to use the Top Hat design to limit the amount of dust going into the filter. For additional help I made a Thein baffle to fit in the bottom of the Jet spin chamber which allowed me to make the bag smaller. The original Jet DC was placed on castors but I was constantly moving it and tripping over hoses so I decided to mount the system to the wall, plumb it with S&D pipe and hopefully get some floor space back. I really didn’t net too much floor space in the end.
The Top Hat is made just like other top hats except I used 1/8” Polycarbonate instead of wood. It was real easy to work with and I can see the dust spin in the chamber. The baffle in the spin chamber is made just like Thein’s baffle.
I needed a way to go three directions at the inlet to the Thein so I made a manifold out of particle board. The system has been tested and it works very well.
Now I need to finish plumbing in the S&D pipe.
-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.