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Forum topic by uMinded posted 12-27-2014 07:03 AM 813 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2014 07:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust deputy dust separator vacuum

Anybody put their Dust Deputy on a larger bin? I just mounted mine to a 170L garbage tote and now the whole system does not work!! Not a single bit of dust goes into the bin, all into the vacuum…

I put it back on the 5gal pale and it works great but you can fill the 5gal bucket planing one single board. What the heck is the secret to get the system to work on a large bin??

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#1 posted 12-27-2014 12:36 PM

I have a small cyclone made to be used on a five gallon bucket or similar. It’s now mounted on top of a thirty gallon plastic drum. I originally had it on a garbage can, but the can didn’t seal well enough and a lot passed through to the vacuum. The plastc drum has a ring that fastens the lid to the drum and with a gasket. It’s leak free and works like it’s supposed to. I was thinking about using a 55 gallon drum until a buddy pointed out how heavy 45 gallons of sawdust would be.
If I were you I’d plug the inlet to the cyclone, turn on the vac, and use a cigarette to see if it’s drawing air around the lid, or maybe the base of the cyclone.

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 06:36 PM

I wondered if it needed to be fully sealed. I’m heading into town this afternoon so I will pick up some double stick foam (for sealing windows) and see if that will help.

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 06:40 PM

you have a leak. The garbage tote must be completely sealed. Air leaking into the tote is pulled thru the cyclone and directly into the vacuum taking the dust from downstream with it. the foam weather strip will probably work but don’t get double stick. You still need to be able to open it to empty. the suction from the vacuum shuld pull the lid tight against the seal.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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