Thien Cyclone Separator

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Forum topic by tool248 posted 07-08-2013 09:13 AM 742 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-08-2013 09:13 AM

I am in the process of building a Thien Cyclone Separator and had a question. I had no problem cutting out the top hat where the dust ports go. However, the bottom baffle is proving to be more difficult. Concerning the 120 degrees angle, do I need to make that tight against the metal trash can or can it just be hanging loosely? I am using a 31 gal. galvanized steel trash can which has ribs and other creases. I can put a piece of weather stripping around the 120 degree part, but was curious if it was necessary since the 240 degree part is going to be open anyways. Thanks.

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#1 posted 07-13-2013 05:17 PM

I have about 1/4” space on the 120deg part when sitting in the trash can.

Works like a champ. Its been the best upgrade I’ve made to the shop.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 07-14-2013 06:21 PM

I’m using a 5 gal plastic bucket and have at least 1/2” all around the baffle. Works like a hot damn.

-- Mark

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