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Forum topic by Abraxxas posted 02-11-2018 01:15 AM 714 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Abraxxas

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02-11-2018 01:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust deputy shop vac dust collection stand cyclone chip separator stacked vacuum collector

I got a dust deputy for my old shop vac about a month ago and love it so far for cleanup and some light dust collection. What I don’t love is holding myself back from hurling it, and the mess of hoses out into the yard every time I attempt to move it around the shop and the constant bucket tipping over. I was also a little disappointed with the greater than expected loss of air volume/suction I noticed at the vac attachments once the cyclone was added.

A little research turned up countless great setups you all have built and shared, and lots of great ideas to be had from looking at them all. I like the stacked variants simply because the storage footprint isn’t much larger than the vac itself. I also wanted to find a way to eliminate the middle hose altogether and see if I could get some air flow back.

After walking aimlessly through the plumbing department for 35 minutes I finally found a PVC repair coupler I could cut up and get to thread together through a hole I cut in the bottom of the vac basin. This gives me a 2” pipe sticking out the bottom to connect directly to the cyclone with a flexible coupler. I plugged the original inlet with part of the cap that was in the round exhaust port, forcing the air through the shrouded area. I had a stick of schedule 40 electrical conduit I cut up to heat/flare and make my hose adapters on the DD. Eliminating the middle hose made a HUGE difference in the suction, it’s almost as good as it was before the DD so I am very pleased with the results.

The stand is simple 2x screwed together with some glue for rigidity, the vac just sits on it with the legs fitting into the recess behind the wheels. I just loosen the rubber adapter and lift it off to empty the bucket. The DD being on the bottom also keeps the hose nice and low. I will make some hose hangers and tool storage now that I know it works!

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socrbent

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#1 posted 02-11-2018 01:41 AM

Looks like a slick idea. Mine takes up much more floor space. Is it stable?

-- socrbent Ohio

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Kelster58

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#2 posted 02-11-2018 02:43 AM

Pretty cool….I love the connection between the Dust Deputy and the vacuum….....

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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Abraxxas

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#3 posted 02-11-2018 03:49 AM

Thanks! 2x is way overkill for the stand but I wanted the extra weight down low for the stability. I push it around by the vac and haven’t had any problems. It looks more top heavy than it is, the vac is pretty light and it stays empty.

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mel52

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#4 posted 02-11-2018 03:57 AM

I have the Dust Deputy kit that has the rollers with it and bolted it directly to my shop vac. I bought some extra hose and I can reach most of my shop without to much moving if I center in the middle of the shop.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#5 posted 02-11-2018 05:30 PM

I have not been able to see any pictures of a vac of any kind. What gives? larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#6 posted 02-11-2018 07:40 PM

I also see no pix, just

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Abraxxas

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#7 posted 02-11-2018 07:52 PM

Hmm. They worked yesterday. When I uploaded them using the forum photo tool they were all sideways, now photobucket is a pay site I guess. I will have to try and fix it when I get home. Can you click on the link and see the photos?

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#8 posted 02-11-2018 10:01 PM

No photos that relate to anything to with wood working just misc stuff

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#9 posted 02-11-2018 11:57 PM

I hope you will just upload the photos using the insert image option. I want to see what you designed and made.

Using photobucket is no longer viable for many (most?) of us, due to their change to charging the user for hosting their pictures.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#10 posted 02-12-2018 12:08 AM

I saw them prior to photobucket axing them – interest design.

-- socrbent Ohio

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Abraxxas

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#11 posted 02-12-2018 12:32 AM

Ok, let me know if you can see them now. I uploaded and linked them to my flickr account instead of photobucket.

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