|Forum topic by BGS||posted 10-21-2009 07:59 PM||7531 views||5 times favorited||3 replies|
10-21-2009 07:59 PM
One has to admire the dedication, intelligence, and generosity of Bill Pentz.
But I am of little brain and have been unable to decipher the use of the spread sheet he includes to calculate Cyclone separators below his recommended sizes and parameters.
If one were using a 1hp Harbor Freight portable blower and 4” pipes and if one follows the narrative of the spreadsheet it is clear that a wider, squatter cyclone would be in the offing. I have attempted to enter these numbers and can’t get the spread sheet to give me dimensions. The Clearvue Cyclone site has stopped selling their smaller model due to copyright litigation and I would want to build one myself in any event. It seems that a properly dimensioned cyclone of this design, while limited in volume is competent at reducing small particle dust in a limited space. I have just a corner of a garage and don’t run more than one modest tool at a time. I am not especially dust sensitive and I might be able to get away with a smaller scale cyclone.
Can someone give a feller who has to drop his drawers to count to eleven a leg up on the dimensions, using the Pentz spreadsheet for a cyclone driven by a 1hp blower and using 4” pipes?
Thanks to all in advance.