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Forum topic by daviddoria posted 07-23-2014 10:33 PM 455 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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daviddoria

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07-23-2014 10:33 PM

I’ve got a Delta 760-50 dust collector. I put a trashcan under it with a cyclone lid, and it seems to work well enough (a lot of dust still gets in the bag, but no large particles). I split the hose coming from the trashcan (4”) to run to a table saw and a planer. Each of these split hoses has a blast gate. However, as you can see in the picture, the whole setup is quite “droopy”. That is, it seems like there is a lot of stress on the joint between the hose and the cyclone lid from the weight of the hose hanging down, especially with the splitter and blast gates attached.

Should I worry about this/try to fix it? I’m sure the 180 degree turn (from up to down) the hose makes is not good for the airflow. Would anyone recommend that I build some kind of support for the hose/splitter on/near the collector?

Thanks!

David


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 07-23-2014 10:37 PM

I would bungee the “Y” fitting to the trash can handle, as a temporary support….
Then do whatever is needed to eliminate sharp bends.

-- 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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Shawn Masterson

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 01:08 AM

eliminate as much flex as possible. It is killing your system. by going with hard pipe you will have smoother transitions, better flow and velocity. 4”pvc is not that expensive.

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daviddoria

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 10:30 AM

Shawn – even if I switch to pipe, I will have the same question of “how do you support the heavy pipe coming off the lid?”

Does anyone have pictures of their solutions?

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WhyMe

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 02:42 PM

I used a 4” pipe hanger for a support.

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toolie

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#5 posted 07-26-2014 12:20 PM

and add a thien baffle to that cyclone lid. it will dramatically improve it’s performance.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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