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Forum topic by ohtimberwolf posted 12-27-2015 09:08 PM 544 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2015 09:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dc mod

But I want to know if anyone else has done this or sees any thing wrong (other than horizontal) that may make it work not as it should. It seems to eliminate mounting problems with the motor and I believe it could be done on the base it comes with. I just need reassurance from the experienced that I am not making a mistake. larry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffrAVsM2RuA

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 11:43 PM

If that’s a 2HP uint, he’s restricting the machine with 4” ducts. 6” definitely better.

Try it you’ve got nothing to lose.

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#2 posted 12-30-2015 02:41 AM

Thanks for the tip. I didn’t notice that. I probably would have when I started to assemble it but it is nice to think about it before hand. I am changing the unit a little to improve emptying the trash can so I haven’t gotten past the building of the frame to hold the unit. It looks to me like it is really a space saver and my garage ceiling is very low and is a single car space.

larry

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#3 posted 12-30-2015 03:48 AM

Saw the video where he sweeps into the DC and it looks pretty weak. Are you planning on venting outside too?

Harry

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#4 posted 12-30-2015 02:59 PM

Harry, No I am not. I just realized this morning that I can’t put my filter on top of the DC. I will be using a large truck filter. I am going to have to re-think this. I thought I could stack it but it doesn’t look like I can. Just another set back to deal with. :) larry

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#5 posted 12-30-2015 03:32 PM

I just reconfigured a Delta thats basically the same as the HF using ideas from a few different people but used Thien’s seperator in the can and was very pleased with the performance. More food for thought.

Harry

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#6 posted 12-30-2015 05:54 PM



I just reconfigured a Delta thats basically the same as the HF using ideas from a few different people but used Thien s seperator in the can and was very pleased with the performance. More food for thought.

Harry

Nice setup! I’m gathering ideas myself and might borrow from yours :). Is your barrel translucent?

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#7 posted 12-30-2015 06:25 PM

Thanks! Yes it is translucent, this is where I got it.

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#8 posted 12-30-2015 06:55 PM

Harry,
paulJuillieret has a similar setup and I have been to see it so I could do that rather easily. I really wish I could run something straight up instead of side by side but I want to be able to use that truck air cleaner on top. I’ll see what I can do and I may not be able to do what I want to do. In that case I will revert to the type you and paul have and be glad to get something going. I just would like to have a smaller footprint. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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