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Forum topic by UpstateNYdude posted 05-23-2013 02:46 PM 1177 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-23-2013 02:46 PM

Ok so I’m about to order the G0548ZP and I’m going to build a Thien Baffle as my separator what size specs do I need so I don’t crush the can I decide to get, I’m planning on probably a 55 gallon drum if I can locate one nearby on some type of mobile base so its easier to dump but if the 6” main port from the DC without the Y splitter is attached won’t that crumble the top like a piece of paper without some major reinforcement?

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#1 posted 05-23-2013 02:54 PM

Mine is just a 55 gallon rubbermaid trash can, and it works fine, no need for reinforcement. The bottom circle of wood sits about 8” down inside the can, that means the walls can’t collapse in on it.

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#2 posted 05-23-2013 03:00 PM

Alright just needed some reassurance before I built this thing, thanks Joe.

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#3 posted 05-23-2013 06:03 PM

That’s a baffling question.

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#4 posted 05-23-2013 07:56 PM

You can put a Thien plate inside your DC like I did (same Grizzly model, used to be green, is now sold white)...

This will greatly reduce the debris plugging up your filter, and will not add a lot of resistance to the air flow.

Some people are concerned about banging up the impellor on their single stage DCs, but this Grizzly model has either a cast aluminum (the newest ones) or heavy gage steel fins (the older green ones), and unless you suck in something metal, I don’t think you’ll damage them.

I don’t have the floor space to give up for a top hat or trash can cap, so I just put the plate inside my DC and called it good.

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#5 posted 05-24-2013 01:05 AM

To ssnvet very nice twist on the thien plate, but you still have to buy bags. I think the second major benefit of using a separator is the extra capacity. I have a cyclone and I still did a ghetto dust right for extra capacity. It still fills quite fast when I am using planer.

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