|Forum topic by TysonK||posted 08-28-2016 08:38 PM||621 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
08-28-2016 08:38 PM
Looking for advice and help from those of your who know your dust collection better than I. (That probably means most anybody)
I’ve been working for several months on dust collection, which included building my own cyclone. I have built a smaller version for a shop vac and it worked well, so thought I’d try a large version. It’s roughly 30” tall, 20” wide at the top, and the inlet is a 6” pipe, extends ~10” into the cyclone connecting it to the blower motor. My blower is a 2HP Jet and it vents into a Wynn filter.
I knew it wouldn’t be as efficient as a commercial version, but still, anticipated that it should work pretty well. I read up the info from Bill Pentz, I even built another cyclone that was much taller according to his recommendations but for various reasons scrapped that build and completed this one. After everything was connected it seemed to be working really well. The inside is coated to make it smooth, so it’s not all segmented like the outside.
After a few hours in the shop yesterday I noticed dust getting all over stuff and later realized the filter was so clogged that the air was just breaking the seal and blowing dust out from the filter. I’ve not had this system up and running for very long, and I’m also seeing a lot of large dust and chips in the filter, not just the tiny stuff that you’d expect.
Does anyone have thoughts on why this might work so poorly? At this point, it’s pretty discouraging, and I’m looking to just buy a Super DD, but still wondering, how did it fail so miserably? Even a basic cyclone should do a better job at separating the larger particles from the small stuff?
- When the filter starts to clog does it effect the cyclone because air can’t move as well?
-- -- Tyson