My homebrew cyclone seperator...

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My homebrew cyclone seperator...

Post by bharbour » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:59 pm

Used some 1 1/4" plumbing parts from Home Depot. The Home Depot Bucket Head shopvac is connected to the middle piece and the suction to the SO2 is on the outer piece (which is a 90 degree elbow inside the bucket). It works like a champ. I sucked up all kinds of dirt, wood shavings, leaves, etc., and nothing got to the shop vac that I could see.

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Re: My homebrew cyclone seperator...

Post by akhlut » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:37 pm

I really need to do this.

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Re: My homebrew cyclone seperator...

Post by Georgei » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:56 pm

I have a similar separator but I also made a flange to improve the cyclone effect.
The design is based in Phil Thien's design ( http://www.jpthien.com/cy.htm) and works like a dream.
6 months now and I didn't had to clean the vac filter.

George

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Re: My homebrew cyclone seperator...

Post by Damin69 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:06 pm

This is the one We built Called the 2 bucket Cyclone http://woodgears.ca/dust_collector/cyclone.html
Love it. Using a shop vac. and instead of snap on bucket lid found this lidhttp://www.menards.com/main/housewares/ ... c-7112.htm at local Menards works great.
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Re: My homebrew cyclone seperator...

Post by bharbour » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:14 pm

Yea...I had looked at your flange. I plan on adding it to my seperator if I can figure out how to do it! Great design George!!!
Georgei wrote:I have a similar separator but I also made a flange to improve the cyclone effect.
The design is based in Phil Thien's design ( http://www.jpthien.com/cy.htm) and works like a dream.
6 months now and I didn't had to clean the vac filter.

George
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Re: My homebrew cyclone seperator...

Post by bharbour » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:15 pm

Wow...that's not a bad price for that air tight lid!!! Thanks!!
Damin69 wrote:This is the one We built Called the 2 bucket Cyclone http://woodgears.ca/dust_collector/cyclone.html
Love it. Using a shop vac. and instead of snap on bucket lid found this lidhttp://www.menards.com/main/housewares/ ... c-7112.htm at local Menards works great.
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Re: My homebrew cyclone seperator...

Post by clockit » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:43 pm

How far away can your shop vac be from the collection pail? I so hate cleaning my filter... And I've figured out why Shop Vacs sell so cheap, replacement filters can cost up to a 1/3 of the vac!
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Re: My homebrew cyclone seperator...

Post by Damin69 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:48 pm

clockit wrote:How far away can your shop vac be from the collection pail? I so hate cleaning my filter... And I've figured out why Shop Vacs sell so cheap, replacement filters can cost up to a 1/3 of the vac!
My longest run is 20' of pipe with about 15 foot of hose does a good job. Most of the time I am hooked up where I have about 10 feet of hose and about a 10 foot run of pipe from my blast gate.
Guess I should have stated my Garage is roughly 24x24. I only use one port at at time. I have Radial arm saw, Miter Saw and one open port on one run along one wall. Then I have a port that runs overhead to where my Tablesaw and CNC are set up. I only use one port at a time with this set up. I would need to go bigger than shop vac if I went more than one port at a time.
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Re: My homebrew cyclone seperator...

Post by clockit » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:49 pm

I should be good then, I'm in the process of remodling Shop I, thats where I keep my special toys, CNC, scroll saw, drill press, and bench sander, I plan on putting my shop vac in a closet with that area. I'm trying to reduce as much noise as possible. I have roughtly 260 sq feet, 13 x 20, in Shop I and I plan to plumb it in a similar manner. Shop II is detached from the house,24 x 24, that's where I keep the table saw, router table, and all other types of tools and currently have no dust collection process.
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Re: My homebrew cyclone seperator...

Post by Damin69 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:48 am

This is what we got to use for Piping in our dust collection with the small shop. http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.a ... 2604,62594 Though the blast gates SUCK but were easy to modify.
You can see in this picture they tend to collect saw dust which keeps them from going shut.
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My 3/16" HDPE gate modification works great shown here
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