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01-04-2013 11:28 AM

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If you use a Garry Mc Intyre (E-Bay) cyclone , I would like to hear from you.
How efficient is this cyclone?
I am especially interested in fine dust separation.
How good is this cyclone at separating fine dust?
If you use a filter on the exhaust, which kind of filter do you use?
How small a particle (micron) do you filter?
How much dust do you get in the filter?
How often do you have to clean the filter?
How did you mount the cyclone? (pictures?)
I am thinking about using my exiting Harbor Freight 2HP DC motor/impeller and Wynn filter with this cyclone.
How well do you think that would work?
It would increase my duct size from the existing 4” flex hoses to 6” rigid S&D pipe.
How big an improvement should I expect from this? (I would imagine more than 50% in air flow)
Thank you for reading and for any information/picture.
Bert

-- Bert


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#1 posted 01-04-2013 01:41 PM

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-- Bert

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 03:08 PM

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-- Bert

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#3 posted 01-04-2013 03:22 PM

No Lumberjock uses this cyclone?
Humm! surprising.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 01-04-2013 03:23 PM

Hey Bert I have a CV, but there are a few guys on here that have used his cyclone and the HF DC. I checked into doing just that but I came across a deal on the CV I couldn’t pass up. If I remember right the system worked pretty effectively. I’ll check and see if I can find the info I had on this cyclone.

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#5 posted 01-04-2013 03:26 PM

ClayandNancy, Tahnk you.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 03:30 PM

Bert – This the one you’re asking about? I checked and looks like he’s about 70-75 miles from me (I live about 15 miles north of Syracuse NY). I was thinking of doing a road trip some weekend to get a 1st hand look at one of these. If I do that I’ll report on what I see/think….or if I pull the trigger on one LOL

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cyclone-Separator-for-Dust-Collector-/270423194251?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ef67a7a8b

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#7 posted 01-04-2013 03:37 PM

Bert, the increase from 4” pipe to 6” pipe would give you an increas of 50% in area. That is a significant increase in volume. I am also surprised that no one on here is using the cyclone from e-Bay. How much do they sell for? ClearVue sells their components separately but they are expensive that way.I bought a package from them on a special. You could get all the components pretty cheap…..well not that cheap but when I looked at them and compared them to some of the others I thought it was a fair price so I jumpoed on it. It is like a saw stop. I decided the lungs needed a break so I had studied the Pentz theory and decided I owed it to myself.

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#8 posted 01-04-2013 03:51 PM

Grandpa>
“Bert, the increase from 4” pipe to 6” pipe would give you an increase of 50% in area’
More than that because we square the radius for area.
2×2x3.14= 12.56 3×3x3.14= 28.26

Yes that’s the one.
If you go see it and ask questions, ask if I could get one with 6 ’ inlet pipe (standard) but also 6”outlet ( toward the trash can bin) outlet and 6” or 8” toward the impeller.
MY #1 is fine dust separation, how good this cyclone is at ti?

-- Bert

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#9 posted 01-04-2013 03:52 PM

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-- Bert

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#10 posted 01-04-2013 03:53 PM

There’s a couple of guys that have tried them. DavidNJ started a post awhile back on cyclones and Josephf I believe is using one. Might look him up.

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#11 posted 01-04-2013 04:01 PM

I stand corrected Bert. It is still early here and I am not thinking straight. I will tell you that it will make a difference and you will notice it. I used 6 inch trunk lines with some 5” branches and some 4 inch drops. The difficult part is getting the fittings to do what you want. I used metal pipe. I shopped the local heat and air place and was pleasantly surprised to find a fair sellection and a better price at ACE hdwe.

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#12 posted 01-04-2013 04:02 PM

Hello Bert. I have 3 of these cyclones. I have them set for different parts of my operation. I have the motors located inside the building and have the cyclones outside. I use it as a push system. Got the ones with the 6” inlet and outlet. I do not have a filter over the exhaust ends. Just let the dust go into the air. I do not see any dust in the air when they are running and being used. Have no dust collecting around the outside of the building. I do not use a trash can but instead strap trash bags around the pipe leading from the bottom. Makes it easier to get rid of the dust.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com

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#13 posted 01-04-2013 04:06 PM

Bert, I looked long and hard at this cyclone. I finally went with the Oneida Super Dust Deputy. Mainly for the ease of hook up. The 6” outlet was the same size as the inlet on my dust collector and, currently I have a 5” to 4” reducer on the inlet, but plan to eventually build my permanent system with 5” pipe. I haven’t mounted the impeller unit on top yet and I decided that would be an easy project also, since the mating diameters were the same. I think the Oneida is heavier metal than the one on Ebay also. I have the unit mounted on a 55 gallon drum and have upgraded my Shop Fox to a JDS canister filter (with a wok) and I pleased with the way the unit works.

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#14 posted 01-04-2013 04:23 PM

Thank you guys for your replies.
The dust deputy is a much smaller cyclone. I am looking at building a 3HP ( 1500 cfm) or so system.

-- Bert

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#15 posted 01-04-2013 04:57 PM

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-- Bert

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