|Forum topic by HD_woodchuck||posted 03-09-2016 02:17 PM||842 views||0 times favorited||18 replies|
03-09-2016 02:17 PM
Hey guys, before I even get started I’ll apologize as I know there are over 10 pages of forum articles/threads on various cyclone collection issues, etc. and I’ve read over most of them, however I still have a question …
I recently purchased a Dust Deputy (the small plastic version) for my micro shop. I only run one tool at a time, and believe it to be sufficient for what I need. I have it hooked up to a 5hp/145CFM ShopVac. ShopVac seems to have plenty of draw for what I need and certainly improves the dust in my shop.
The cyclone is mounted on top of a 45gal fiber drum which also has a fiber lid secured with a metal locking band. Inside the drum I have a heavy duty clear plastic garbage bag. This made complete sense to me so that I could simply tie the bag closed and pull it out when full, and replace with a new one.
Everything worked great until my second bag. I noticed immediately that the plastic bag inside was just getting sucked up into the bottom of the cyclone, and I was back to emptying the ShopVac every few minutes (when using my planer it fills up quick!).
I’ve reviewed many articles online and in this forum, and see that some people have made a metal “rack” to fit inside the bag/can, but have to remove it before removing the full bags. One guy here made a plastic insert out of another barrel, but again has to remove it prior to replacing the bag.
Looking for other suggestions / solutions if there are any. I’m not a welder, so paying someone to weld a custom rack fit to my drum doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.