|Forum topic by Absinthe||posted 06-24-2011 06:25 AM||1206 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
06-24-2011 06:25 AM
So, I planned on surviving a while with the Dust Deputy, and my huge Genie shop vac for a while. I thought I would continue to make my little baby cyclone anyway and perhaps run them in series. This seemed like a reasonable idea, and eventually some day I would get a stand alone blower and build a full size Cyclone or Thien or whatever.
Knock-Knock… Who’s there… Opportunity….
So tomorrow morning I am going to speak with a man who wants to sell me:
1 – belt drive blower (with metal impeller rather than squirrel cage)
So, he was looking to build up a system, but one of the ‘special kids’ that came to the shop, loved to sweep, and he could not bring himself to install the system (this is his story). Anyway, the shop is not going to be there anymore so all the parts other than the motor and blower are brand new. I just can’t see how I could pass this up for $50.
Tiny shop that I have, 12×16 I would think this should be sufficient or close to it. It is pretty much all setup for 4” but as I understand the Dust Deputy is somewhere close to 2”. Will I be able to use this with it somehow? Short of that, I guess I will build a Thien separator of some design because they seem quick and easy, compared to all the fiddly work I have been trying with the cyclone (still fooling with poster board and haven’t put snips to sheet metal yet. ) There is no bag or filter with this system, so the initial throught is simply to vent it outside until other arrangements can be made.
Is there any simpler design of a drop box that I could quickly incorporate?