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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 12-05-2011 09:13 PM 2918 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2011 09:13 PM

A while ago my wife bought me a Dust Deputy to use mostly with my ROS.
Like every one else I connected it using hoses.
It was looking like crap, so tired of looking at it , morning I took a few minutes and a few fittings to do that:

I thinks that it looks pretty good

-- Bert


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#1 posted 12-05-2011 10:15 PM

Lookin’ good. The only crit I have is with the 90* elbows. The 90s are somewhat restrictive. 45s are better. Other than that, you’ll be good to go. Do ya have a quality filter for the Ridgid? There is a low micron filter available at HD.
Bill

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#2 posted 12-05-2011 10:57 PM

So how is it working?

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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#3 posted 12-05-2011 11:01 PM

Yes, I have an Hepa filter in the vacuum and it always has been working fantastic.
Remember this is not my main dust collector, I use it only for sanding and to clean the machines and the floor.
I know about the 90* but I am not going to worry about it.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 12-05-2011 11:27 PM

Hey! Just checkin’. Glad that it is workin’ for ya. The good filter has been a great addition for my Ridgid.
Be well.
Bill

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#5 posted 02-04-2012 04:22 AM

Hey B2,
No I have not see your set up until now. Looks effective and real cool. I didn’t know about the Hepa fillter. Thanks for replying to my post. Good info!!!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 01:15 PM

Bert,

II may make a cyclone cone for the top of my bucket and was wondering How tall your system was and if it’s a little top heavy. I guess I could get a longer hose and just keep the vac in the comer out of the way. My shope is only a undersized 2 car garage. My system works ok but I have this curiosity about the how well the cyclone would work for me. I like experimenting to get the best results.

Thanks for the ingenious remark!
Tony

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 01:58 PM

Tony, the first thing you need to do, is to decide what you want to do.
A shop vac is OK for small applications, I use mine for a random orbit sander and to clean the floor.
But for a table saw or a planer, it will not cut it, you need a dust collector.
My cyclone is working fine for a sander.
For my table saw and joiner and planer I use a HF dust collector which I modified and which works very well.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/32589

-- Bert

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 06:13 PM

Funny you say that! ...In my last shop…(Back in the 80’s) I had a Grizzly 2 HP double bagger. We moved out of state in 91 and I sold my entire shop tools and all. Move to TN (job related) then I retired to Florida …. Now I’m in this little garage. I feel like I’m working in a shoe box but I’m thankful for having it! I know I need something larger then this little vac but this will have to do until I can find or make room for what I really need! All my projects and tools for that matter are on a smaller scale now that I have retired so this little vac will do for now. At least I have something that works! Oh.. and I always work with the garage door open, it helps!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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