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yinzer

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08-24-2015 04:16 PM

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I wonder if someone can help me here. I finally sprung for an official Dust Deputy and promptly put it on a 5 gallon bucket (HD if it matters). I hooked it to a pretty good vacuum (actual Shop Vac). When I turn it on the can crushes under the pressure and almost everything goes right into the shop vac.
Any advice?
Tks
Bruce


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#1 posted 08-24-2015 04:26 PM

What kind of Shop Vac do you have? I used a dust deputy on HD bucket for years without a problem. Wow. I can’t imagine that the suction could ever by that high. Do you have a pic of your setup?

One think I did was to put one bucket inside another, not because of crushing, but because the bottom bucket was screwed to a plywood mobile base. Worth a try to see if that helps, I guess.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 08-24-2015 04:31 PM

I would try a different bucket , sounds like the HD one is too weak on the sides to take the suction. Dust Deputy also sells a bucket for it and I think it is quite a bit stiffer than most of the ones you find at the Big Box stores , just because of this problem on most other buckets.
Also are you sure you have the hoses connected to the correct Inlet and Outlets on the DD.
You might try to support the current bucket with some small boards inside just to test it, but I wouldn’t leave them in since they might cause a blockage.

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#3 posted 08-24-2015 04:34 PM

Just occurred to me—the other think I did was to reinforce the lid with plywood on both sides, drilled the mounting hoses through the plywood, and mounted the DD that way.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#4 posted 08-24-2015 04:35 PM

I put a half inch piece of plywood under the Dust Deputy lid as I had

a similar problem. It’s all good now.

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#5 posted 08-24-2015 04:38 PM

I could take a picture but it would probably take forever to figure out how to get it on here. But, Its a ShoP
Vac Heavy Duty. 16 gal, 5.5 hp.
The only thing I could think of is that I have a 2.25 hose between vac and bucket and 1.25 in hose for intake to bucket.
Bruce

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#6 posted 08-24-2015 04:43 PM

Also btw the lid is made of 1/2 in mdf

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#7 posted 08-24-2015 06:17 PM

You gotta be doing something wrong. I have been using a DD with a 12 gallon Shop Vac for several years.
Currently it is sitting on top of a bucket grease came in originally. I have used the HD buckets also.

I don’t think the bucket is the problem suction brings the material into the DD, where it drops out into the bucket. The air continues on to the shop vac. My bag and filter are always empty when I check the vac.

Is your hose sucking or is their an obstruction?

Good luck. That’s all I can think of for now.

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#8 posted 08-24-2015 06:28 PM

I think the problem might have been the fact that since I only had 1 piece of 2 in hose and 1 piecce of 1.25 hose, I tried to use the 2.25 between vac and bucket and the 1.25 for intake. I switched these around and it seems to work correctly. Maybe the 1.25 hose couldn’t keep up with the 2.25 demand.

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#9 posted 08-24-2015 06:38 PM

That’s exactly the problem. The small hose was a bottleneck. I think you’d be better off to get another piece of 2.25 hose to get the max air flow. You’re still making the shop vac work harder, it’s just not affecting the bucket anymore.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 08-27-2015 07:34 PM

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#11 posted 08-27-2015 10:30 PM



I d switch to a steel bucket, if only for the color.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Vestil-5-Gal-Steel-Black-Open-Head-Pail-PAIL-STL-RI/205526535

- Lynden


Yea and if you crush that bucket , I want to buy your Shop Vac .

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#12 posted 08-28-2015 12:26 AM

The lid on my bucket sucks inward but not the bucket itself.

Anyone have anything in the 10 gallon size range? I want bigger than a 5 gallon bucket but not that much bigger.

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#13 posted 08-28-2015 12:42 AM



You gotta be doing something wrong. I have been using a DD with a 12 gallon Shop Vac for several years.
Currently it is sitting on top of a bucket grease came in originally. I have used the HD buckets also.

I don t think the bucket is the problem suction brings the material into the DD, where it drops out into the bucket. The air continues on to the shop vac. My bag and filter are always empty when I check the vac.

Is your hose sucking or is their an obstruction?

Good luck. That s all I can think of for now.

- MT_Stringer

Yep this is how to hook it up right.

Personally I will never buy from them again. Mine was only 4 months old and the very top came off. I called them and they told me to use CA glue to put it back on. I told them I did that and it still came off. They told me in essence Tough luck and they were not going to replace it.

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#14 posted 08-28-2015 12:44 AM



The lid on my bucket sucks inward but not the bucket itself.

Anyone have anything in the 10 gallon size range? I want bigger than a 5 gallon bucket but not that much bigger.

- patcollins

What are you using your Dust Deputy on? I use mine with sanders and the like, and could imagine it with my router table, but not so much with the table saw and never the planer or jointer. If you are trying to capture the effluent from machines that create a lot out chips you really need a bigger unit, not a bigger bucket.

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#15 posted 08-28-2015 12:49 AM


The lid on my bucket sucks inward but not the bucket itself.

Anyone have anything in the 10 gallon size range? I want bigger than a 5 gallon bucket but not that much bigger.

- patcollins

What are you using your Dust Deputy on? I use mine with sanders and the like, and could imagine it with my router table, but not so much with the table saw and never the planer or jointer. If you are trying to capture the effluent from machines that create a lot out chips you really need a bigger unit, not a bigger bucket.

- Kazooman

Mostly just to clean up with, but I will stick it on my bandsaw.

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