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03-27-2017 09:34 PM

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#1 posted 03-27-2017 09:42 PM

You could make it work for an air cleaner no problem. Someone who has done or attempted to do what you ask will undoubtedly chime in.

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#2 posted 03-27-2017 09:46 PM

sorry pictures are inverted, tried to rotate, but didn’t work for some reason.

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#3 posted 03-28-2017 04:48 PM

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#4 posted 03-28-2017 05:01 PM

Think the pictures were too large, and that’s how the program loaded it. I did resize with Irfanview though.

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#5 posted 03-28-2017 05:23 PM

I would be worried about what the fan is made of if you are going to make it in to a dust collector. If they are too flimsy, an errant screw could really do some damage to it. I agree it could be made into a an air cleaner though. I have an old 1hp Grizzly dust collector, whose name is ironic because it collects shavings, but the dust seems to get away from it. LOL

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#6 posted 03-28-2017 06:02 PM

steel fans can spark. I think dust collector
fans are made from aluminum alloys.

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#7 posted 03-28-2017 07:20 PM

This is a Cast Aluminum fan and housing.

https://www.amazon.com/Carlson-American-AF-10-R10527-Pressure-Blower/dp/B00R8F0J6U
EATURES

Split housing for maintenance ease
Spark Resistant cast aluminum housing
Spark Resistant Aluminum Wheel
Blower Wheel both statically and dynamically balanced
Rustproof
Base Mount or Flange Mounted Configurations
Choice of Radial, Backward Curved, or Forward Curved Wheel Types

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#8 posted 03-28-2017 07:30 PM

This is similar and you can see it is made for fumes and dust. IF you hook this up to an efficient cyclone like a Dusty Deputy it may work, but I’m not familiar with how many CFMs a dust collector requires.

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#9 posted 03-28-2017 08:01 PM

Looks like it has the power and size to run comparably to a 1hp Delta or JET. It would be imperative to keep any large chunks from making there way to the fan so a cyclone or thein separator would be needed upstream. My 1hp Delta has a steel impeller and housing but everything goes through the fan so the parts exposed to a potentially severe impact need to be malleable enough to reduce the chance of something inside fracturing and turning into a projectile.

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#10 posted 03-28-2017 08:13 PM

I think it would work well as either a single or two stage. Don’t use a floor sweep and put a course screen on the inlet like metal lathe to prevent large knots.

Single stage DCs are still very much in use out there with metal or aluminum impellors, but the onus is on you to not run metal or knots through it.

Look on e-bay for metal cyclone shells, as there used to be a guy making them for sale.

That and a nice size pleated filter might just do the trick.

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#11 posted 03-28-2017 08:17 PM

yes that is very similar, I believe my blower is rated for up to 20hp motor which is nice.

Like I mentioned, it sure would be be if I were able to put her to use, I was thinking the Quality of it alone may be a big benefit. I picked it up for $5 along with about 50’ of Kanaflex 150CL hose.

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#12 posted 03-28-2017 09:56 PM

Matt, I was thinking of making my own cyclone for a 2hp blower from another dust collector I found for a steal. I did some digging on eBay and found seller Eastcaroga that had a few different steel cyclone for sale, is that the guy you were referring to?

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