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Forum topic by Medickep posted 09-20-2015 05:08 AM 681 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-20-2015 05:08 AM

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I finally picked up a Super Dust deputy and got it attached to 30 gallon Brute trash can. I’ve got a bit of a busy week ahead of me, but I thought I would start disassembling my old DC system and planning my attack on my new one as I won’t have much shop time this week and I want to get it right this time. I plan on putting my duct higher to match the cyclone, which should also make reaching the gates easier and shorten the flex hose runs.

My Jet DC will have the motor attached to the wall and I plan on building a shelf for the canister and bag to decrease its footprint, but the part that has me scratching my head is that my DC sits in the middle of my tools and I’m not sure the best way to have the duct take off in two directions, while avoiding super sharp angles. I’ve thought about a “T” adaptor with gates on each side, but I know they are frowned upon!!

I would love to see some images of peoples’ setup that have their duct going two different ways from the SSDD.

Thanks in advance!

-- Keith

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#1 posted 09-20-2015 03:17 PM

Your SSDD has a 5” intake. I bought a 5” to 4” metal reducer from the local hardware store and attached a plastic 4” wye from Rockler and then used short pieces of flex hose to connect to my drain and waste PVC ducting, which works just fine for me.
Sorry I have no pictures, but it’s a pretty straight forward application. Tape all joints with HVAC tape and you’re good to go.

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#2 posted 09-20-2015 04:26 PM

I added a Super Dust Deputy about two years ago. It replaced a Thien Cyclone on a trash can described at It sits in a 3×3 cutout in my shop. See left side on photo below.

I did not use a trash can but mounted the Super Dust Deputy on a box having the same volume as a 30 gal trash can. The box has a hinged door and a drawer . I open the door, take out the drawer containing all the shavings, then dump the drawers contents onto a large trash bag. See the right side on the image below.

My experience and recommendations from using this approach.

- Using a box versus a round trash can works great for me. I had a HF dust collector now on its 5th year. It provides good suction and almost all the shavings/dust end up in the drawer. I build about ten to twelve desks, tables, shelving sets a year. In a year I have about 10 gallons of shavings in the plastic bag under the trash collector. The remainder made it only to the drawer. I have a Wynn 35A cartridge filter on the HF dust collector and, in my opinion, is well worth the cost. The pictures below show the setup.

- I used latches to keep the hinged door closed on the box. In retrospect, I think window latches might have been better.

- Since so little dust makes it to the plastic bag under the cartridge, I plan to replace it with another box/drawer set-up. It would take up less room and would be easier to clean out than unhooking the bag from the dust collector.

Hope this is helpful.

-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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#3 posted 09-21-2015 03:28 AM

Thanks guys for the thoughts and ideas. I did buy the 5’ to 4” adaptor from oneida, but at first glance seems like it may need some force to fit on the 5” inlet of the SSDD. I like the idea of a Y out of the gate and a short section of flex hose each way if the angle needed requires it. I plan on putting a blast gate at each side to help to. I also need to decide how I’m going to elevate my DC. My guess will be some sort of shelf mounted to my garage wall!!

-- Keith

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#4 posted 09-21-2015 09:51 PM

If I ran a t out of the SSDD with a blast gate on each side would that just kill the system. If I mount the motor on the wall I’ll need to keep the SSDD somewhat close to the wall. The 5” to 4” adapotor plus a y plus gates might push it away to much!!??

-- Keith

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#5 posted 09-21-2015 10:08 PM

Don’t know how far you’ve gotten yet, but FYI 4” ducting is not big enough this is pretty standard info these days.
When I changed my system to 6” definite improvement even with my underpowered DC unit (Jet 1100cfm).

I used a 5X6” metal sleeve adapter available thru Penn State Ind.
Since it clamps on its a breeze to install on the SDD.
I fixed my 6” ducting to the adapter with a short piece of 6” flex hose.

Don’t use T’s or L’s in a DC system. Use wye adapters and either sweep 90’s or two 45’s instead.
You can come out of the cyclone with at wye and go from there?

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#6 posted 09-21-2015 10:16 PM

Does anyone make a reasonably priced 5” flex hose? I’d love to switch from 4” to 5”, but I have neither the space nor the budget for permanent PVC/metal ducting.

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#7 posted 09-21-2015 10:32 PM


Thanks for the advice. I will look into it. Where did you get your 6” to 4” reducers? Penn?? In some cases I’ll have to take it down to a 2.5”!

-- Keith

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#8 posted 09-27-2015 03:43 PM

Well I got the motor mounted but I’m no to sure it’s better as I have a lumber rack preventing me from elevating the canister. This position does avoid my run going two different ways though. I took off the 4” y on the DC and connected it to the SDD via 6” hose. I may put the motor back down on the cart to occupy less lateral space.

I decided to go with a smaller brute trash can so it would take less space, plus I don’t think I could lift 45 gallons of saw dust. It’s not down so I’ll take ideas!

Stayed with 4” as that’s what I had in everything!!

Forgot the photo!

-- Keith

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