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#1 posted 08-04-2013 09:40 AM

Hi guys
Thanks for all of the great suggestions. I now have a Super Dust Deputy. Woodcraft managed to send me one. Thanks for the advice on the NZ Post service. I will use that in future.
I will install the DD on a 20Litre resealable drum.
I intend to disassemble my 2HP dust collector and mount the blower directly over the inlet of the DD cyclone to cut down on bends and therefore losses. This means turning the blower unit and motor 90 degrees so that the motor is now up and down, rather than side to side. I spoke with a mechanical engineer, who gave me a longer than needed answer about the type of bearings etc. Anyway, the upshot is that it will not be a problem.
I will then duct the DD outlet to the outside of the building, where I will mount the rest of the old dust collector (the top bag, ring, and bottom bag) in a little lean-to shed.
I will observe how things go and If I find a significant amount of dust/debris passing through the DD to the bags I will experiment with a Thien separator in the ring between the bags
I now have another question for you. If I do this, do I need the top filter bag anymore, or is that needed to ensure the rest of the dust falls into the bottom bag?
Now to investigate putting room extraction through the roof.

-- Max, New Zealand

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