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Forum topic by Charlie posted 05-02-2012 08:44 PM 1278 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2012 08:44 PM

I was emptying the bag on my DC the other day and remembered I’ve “been meaning to” put in a separator.So I bought this trash can lid separator and a 30 gallon can and then realized I needed more hose and fittings and….. you know how that goes. About $70 later I’ve gotten this far.

Yup… the DC is sitting on plastic crates right now. I’m about to go out there and make a raised platform for it. I know this isn’t optimal, but it’s a darn sight better than it was. :) AND…. I’m about to start messin’ with my new planer and if I hadn’t put this separator in I’d spend more time emptying the bag than runnin’ boards through the planer.

So I went out to snap a shot of my DC upgrade and ended up taking several shots of the shop. Seems these things we call workshops keep changing. I still have piles of stuff where I don’t want piles of stuff. I have an “extra” 55 gallon barrel in there taking up space. I’d LOVE to get the extension ladder out of my shop ….. but you know how that goes…. hehehe

New toy…

haven’t run a stick through it yet and I’ve had it almost a week now. Sheesh…


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#1 posted 05-02-2012 10:54 PM

add a thien baffle to that separtor lid and it’s performance will get better, sending less fine dust to the DC and keeping hte filter bag cleaner (thereby maintaining airflow by keeping the filter bag cleaner).

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 11:33 PM

Patience you must have…..

I can only handle just so much, hehehehe

Last year our outdoor table gave up the ghost. I’m supposed to build a new one.
My smoker needs to be moved away from the house. My wife objects to the entire house smelling like smoke for 3 days after I’ve smoked a meatloaf or some chickens…. and I have a turkey, a pork picnic, and some venison to smoke.
AND… I have to keep going on these kitchen cabinets. I have the carcasses built for one wall. Still need to build the island cabinets and the other wall…. one of which is a farmhouse sink cabinet.
There’s a couple other things in there, but the kitchen is the big motivator. I have to have all the cabinets ready by somewhere around the end of June so we can gut the kitchen while my wife is off for the summer.
:)

fun fun fun

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 11:05 AM

i’m curious how that DC performs with a separator. i have the same unit and am in the process of replacing it with this delta 50-860. i always wondered if the ap400’s 650 cfm would be enough to pull through a spearator and function as a 2 stage separator.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 12:56 PM

Seems to work just fine. Like I said, I know it’s not optimal, but It’s a small shop and it’s just me. I run one machine at a time. I don’t have a lot of pipe. Just with some brief testing, I had sawdust and chips in the can instead of in the bag. I have only about 10 ft of flexible hose, but I know those elbows add “length” to the equation in terms of performance.

Oh and I also haven’t sealed the leaks in the piping. So it’s a little leaky, but it still works.
In short, yeah I think the DC will be fine pulling through the separator in my situation ( 1 guy, 1 machine at a time )

Could it be better? Oh, absolutely. But for now it’s a vast improvement over what I WAS doing :)

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