HF dust collecter relocating the blower?

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Forum topic by Scott C. posted 03-14-2013 01:55 AM 792 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2013 01:55 AM

I’m going to buy a HF DC I the near future. It would fit a lot better in my small shop if I could rotate the blower 180 degrees so the inlet is on the other side. It seems this would be easy to do but might create a tight 90 going from the blower to the bag assembly. Thoughts, comments?

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#1 posted 03-14-2013 02:57 AM

Elevate and rotate the blower so its output is pointed directly into the bag filter module. You save a 90 degree turn completely that way.
Then you can rotate the blower so the motor is vertical, on top and the fan inlet is on the bottom. A straight section of flex hose can then attach the fan inlet it the top of a 30 gallon metal trash can and you can put the inlet anywhere around the can you wish.
This will provide a pre-filter function to catch the big dust and chunks before they can pass through the fan. A further improvement, though not required, is what is called a Thein baffle to this trash can. It will have the effect of allowing the can to be more full before dust starts getting picked back up and sucked into the fan.

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