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Forum topic by BreadWinner posted 12-26-2017 05:40 PM 306 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-26-2017 05:40 PM

I mounted the main part of my dust collector on the wall. I am going to mount the cartridge filter/collector/dust bag assembly on the wall as well but wanted to see any other options I could use instead of the plastic bag that is secured to the bottom currently. I plan on installing a super dust deputy on top of a large drum between my tools and the inlet port so it will be capturing most of the dust/chips there. What options do I have with the dust collector bag? It should only be collecting a small fraction of the dust/particles correct? I’d rather not use the plastic bag because the way I was going to mount it was to set it on a base I am building with a rabbited circle for the collector to fit snug into. Then I was going to put a dust port connected to screw on lid w/ 5 gal bucket. Thoughts or suggestions?

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#1 posted 12-26-2017 05:45 PM

I have two filters that both use an alternative design. They were made by Tempest and sold through Penn State Industries. They have metal canisters on the bottom, and sit on the floor. They seem to work great.

Although they are no longer sold, you may be able to rig up something similar.

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#2 posted 12-26-2017 05:58 PM

I’m sure you can get creative and connect to a drum.

If you havent ordered a drum yet for the main waste, Amazon has a thick plastic drum for a good price shipped ( around $30-40). Everyone else I saw charges a lot for shipping these drums.

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#3 posted 12-26-2017 06:30 PM

I use the heavy plastic drums chemicals and such come in. They are so far beyond things like heavy duty trash cans and so on. I got three free from a local fertilizer company.

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#4 posted 12-26-2017 07:06 PM

Since your mounting it on the wall why not just vent outside ,you can still use the bag and base that came with the unit you have, I’ve had mine set up like that for years, it does involve building a little shed outside but it only needs to be the size of the unit and have access to clean out the bag or whatever you have your sawdust go into.

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#5 posted 12-26-2017 07:55 PM

Thanks for the advice so far. I would like to vent outside however my neighbor on that side might not appreciate it as we are very close to one another. To clarify I will have super dust deputy with large container at the INLET. I’m concerned with the dust bag that is below the collector part (replacing the plastic bag) with something else such as a 5 gal bucket etc…

From the looks of it I could rig something there correct instead of the plastic bag to catch anything the super dust deputy misses?

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#6 posted 12-26-2017 07:59 PM

I replaced my lower dust pumps with big box clear lawn bags and they do just fine on my two four baggers and my little HF unit. So replacing a lower bag with a drum is no big deal. I’d add view ports, even though you are using a SDD.

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