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Project by JeanCLaude posted 359 days ago 2076 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi There,

my name is Jean. I study mechanical engineering & management in Munich. After I finished my Bachelor Thesis about particle seperation, I decided to build a cyclone for my vac and explain a few details for you guys ‘in the internet’.

The drawing (in millimeters of course – this is german engineering)

Here are some Infos, that I found were very helpful:

The Inlet should be flat and the pipe should not project inside. The inside should be smooth and contiuous (no corners or steps in the diameter)

The pressure in the middle of the cylone is lower than at the wall. This causes a suction effect, that will suck off dust from the reservoir below, that has already been separated.

To block that ‘suction tube’, you should insert a plate like this:

This will allow to dust to go down at the side, but blocks the middle, where it wants to come up. Do not

All the rest is two pieces of PP-waterpipe, a bin as a reservoir and a bit of epoxy.

I quaranty best results!

Any questions? Let me know!

All the best from Germany,

Jean





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Wimpi

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#1 posted 359 days ago

Hello Jean,

Nice twist in the cyclone principle to use a traffic cone.

LJ’s, do not cause a traffic disaster….;)

-- The longest distance to be seen between two objects, is the shortest

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#2 posted 359 days ago

Nice posting and pictures, simple enough to understand. Thanks.

probst!

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Sandy

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#3 posted 359 days ago

My wife just asked me why I was laughing. I explained that I was reading about a totally new way to make a cyclone dust collector which reminded me of the flashing yellow light that I had “liberated” from a Boston street so it could adorn my room in my fraternity. I’m now guessing that traffic cones close to LJ members are going to start becoming scarce. Good idea, though.

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drbyte

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#4 posted 358 days ago

Great idea! But the cones are really cheap to purchase so ‘liberating’ would not be worth the consequences if caught! Only about 8-10 USD depending on size! Here’s a HomeDepot link:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Tekk-Protection-18-in-Orange-Safety-Cone-90128-00001/100025031?N=c2fs#.UXU7W1fDnao for an 18” and even cheaper on Amazon!

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 358 days ago

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#6 posted 358 days ago

grussgott…

ve gates

I am glad you posted this
I am getting ready to make one

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#7 posted 357 days ago

Thank you for your feedback.

Elhaji, what have you used to glue the inlet pipe to the cone?
PP, PE and epoxy what I used, isnt the best solution. I rekon this is the weakest part of this construction.

Does anybody have an idea how to make it better?

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#8 posted 357 days ago

http://www.thistothat.com/cgi-bin/glue.cgi?lang=en&this=Plastic&that=Plastic

This to that might be helpful in the adhesive aspect of the project.

Welcome to LJ’s JeanClaude!

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#9 posted 275 days ago

I would bore a hole in a block of wood to recieve the inlet pipe and then take bandsaw and cut the angle needed to glue the block to the cone. This would reinforce the joint and alleviate the need to cut the inlet pipe on an angle.

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