|Forum topic by Bdobs13||posted 09-01-2016 12:23 PM||385 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-01-2016 12:23 PM
I’m looking to make my first dust separator for a shop vac system and was leaning toward the Thien Baffle lid for a 7 gal bucket. Regardless of which ones I found online it seemed like some saw dust would always make it through to the shop vac. I also found many people saying a trifecta type system would be best…dust separator, drywall bag for shop vac and then a HEPA filter. My issue is my Rigid shop vac can’t take a drywall bag due to the design of intake being in the head of the vac. So I’m thinking of ways of incorporating the filter ability of the drywall bag in the Thien Baffle bucket. More specifically covering the air outlet (going to the shop vac) with a cut up piece of drywall bag and maybe hose clamping that to the PVC pipe. Will this be effective at all or simply clog up quickly and not allow air flow to the vac? Could this cause a drop in suction power? There must be a reason I cant find anything like this online but it seems like a good idea….
I have a simple garage hobby shop where the shop vac is only on for short bursts or a few minutes max. Its a “5.5 HP” 12 gal shop vac. Hopefully somebody has some insight or personal experience.
Thanks for the help in advance.
-- 15 hours of youtube tutorials and research for my 20 min project...might need to rethink this...be back in 15 hours