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Vertigo

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130 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question dust collector

Ive been looking to Build a thein separator for a while now. Mainly because i want to be able to use my dust collector to sweep up the shop (nails and metal arent good for the impeller) I want to include lexan so i can actually see inside, i have a bunch and figure why not. The lexan is 1\4” so it doesnt bend to easy so i dont think i can use it for the rounded walls. Im going to use a 35 gallon brute trash can and i have a 3hp powermatic DC so i have plenty of suck. Id prefer running 6” ducting so if anyone has any ideas or picture or PLANS that would be awesome. Thank you all in advance

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Jerry

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#1 posted 130 days ago

I don’t know if this is complete enough to be of any help

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f27/building-thien-cyclone-garbage-can-separator-21983/

and then here’s the info from his website

http://www.jpthien.com/cy.htm

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Vertigo

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#2 posted 130 days ago

Thanks brother. I like the basic design. There’s a 5 part series on YouTube that I really like. I’m hoping someone here has done something that I can emulate. Thanks again

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook

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kdc68

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#3 posted 130 days ago

DIYcoholic… is one LJ that I can think of who built something similar to what you are asking. I remember he put together a very detailed blog for an awesome Thien Top Hat Separator

I know the search feature of this site is not functioning….so this method may not be the best way to find anything, but I think it will get you where you want to go….

So if you click the Jocks tab at the top and search for jock DIYcoholic…
Open his homepage
Open his blogs….and search for his Thien Top Hat Separator

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 130 days ago

Heya I is!!! (In my best Buckwheat voice!)
Here’s my Thien Top Hat blog….
http://lumberjocks.com/DIYaholic/blog/35193#first-new

kdc68,
Thanks for the accolades!!!
Who’d a thunk that I could be a valuable resource???
Certainly not my parents, the boss or friends!!!

Greg,
Would it be possible to heat the lexan, to make it more pliable for the bending? Just a thought. I have never tried it…. I wonder if heating it would change it’s transparency??? You can also install a lexan “window” onto the side of the trash can, to view how full the can is. I need to do that to mine!!!

If I can be of any help, just ask!!!
Good luck on your Build! Remember, pictures ARE mandatory!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Vertigo

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#5 posted 130 days ago

Randy. Thx for stopping in bro. I’ll def keep you posted with progress. It’s gonna be my next project. Well maybe my next next project ;) I like the window in the can thing. I thought about a window on Both the top and bottom layers of the top hat. Get to look right through. Well see. I’m kind of a design on the fly guy.

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kdc68

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#6 posted 130 days ago

Vertigo...Well it seems like you two know each other….then I’m sure DIY can fill you in on the details of his Top Hat build that I posted info on above in post 3…

DIY...some projects just stick in my mind….yours is one that I liked and think you did a hell of a job on

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 130 days ago

Greg,
I too design on the fly….
I like to think things through, have a rough plan (in my head)....
Then let serendipity take hold!!!

kdc,
Again, THANKS!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 130 days ago

This is the blog I recently used to build a Thein separator—it works great:

http://www.freeforum101.com/charlesneil/viewtopic.php?p=11836&mforum=charlesneil#11836

Hope it helps and gives you some ideas. Best wishes.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 130 days ago

The Hillbilly linked to a great build log….
I got a ton of information, ideas & inspiration from that one!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Vertigo

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#10 posted 130 days ago

Thanks guys. I ‘preciate the help. Kdc thanks man

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook

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JL7

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#11 posted 130 days ago

Nice shout out kdc68.........

Randy is quiet genius that’s going to take us all out soon….. ;-0

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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kdc68

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#12 posted 130 days ago

HillbillyShooter....wow…that’s impressive work….I saved that link for future reference…

Vertigo....good luck with you build…..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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