Shop Vac 5 Gallon Cyclone Separator Part 3




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Dreded: great video and excellent job... your idea of cheap and my idea of cheap are two very different things, I would call this very time expensive and a $100 pre-made one is cheap. in comparison.

karl craig: now you need a timber bucket .:)

Mike big man: I wonder if you fill the buck with some water. My problem is emptying the vacuum into the trash bag and getting all the fiberglass everywhere again.

grumpywoodiam: I have just set up a system that is similar to the dust seperator as shown in the video. I have used a heavy duty plastic type container that keeps collapsing when the vacuum end gets blocked. could you advise a solution? Thanks.

sum1sw: Outstanding job Sir.  How did you come up with the dimensions for the cyclone? 3" bottom, 6" top, etc.  What dimensions would you recommend for a 4" suction?

WickettMan: Made your CDS in two plus days, 1/8" plywood strips makes it stout. Mounted it on a popcorn tin. Very light weight. Thanks for the how to do it!!

1873Winchester: About the bag idea, you can avoid the bag being sucked out into the cyclone if you put another small tube between the container the bag is inside and some point after the cyclone. That way the suction from the shop vac will create a lower pressure outside the bag than inside and it will not deflate. I personally don't see the need for a bag though, but thats what I've heard in terms of solutions and it sounds like the best one.

May RoCa: Great video and useful l'll built my own that's what l was looking for to keep my small shop clean, thanks

del690: Because your not filling up the bag in your Shop vac with the tons of saw dust you produce. A lot easier and inexpensive. A great idea.

Pavel Kraus: Excelent work!

Ronald Walters: After 5 videos on the subject what else can I say? To reiterate - You ONLY empty the cyclone bucket, which keeps material out of the ShopVac filter bag. The filter bag keeps the ShopVac pleated cartridge filter clean. With the cartridge filter and filter bag clean the airflow through the ShopVac will remain consistently high and the motor will remain cool prolonging motor life. But if you do not see the advantage of this nor the need for a cyclone then you probably do not need one.

Ronald Walters: I did not find a rubber seal necessary. The bucket lid was flat, given two coats of polyurethane varnish and sanded smooth.

Dave Robbie: Ron - great video series on this. Do you put any kind of rubber seal on the underside of your wooden lid?

Ronald Walters: I do not know. I do know the configuration shown in my 4 videos does work. Why not just build something that has been shown to work? Otherwise, you can have fun experimenting. If your experiment does not work you can always throw it away and try again. Thanks for watching. Ron

Ronald Walters: There are no plans. The five (5) videos Shop Vac 5 Gallon Cyclone Separator Part 1, 2, 3 and 4 plus Shop Vac Filters - How To Improve Performance show you everything you need to know to build this project including dimensions. Thank you for watching. Ron

Robert Conner: I like your design i just would like to know how to build it, I am new to this so please let me know to get a copy of the plans to build it , Thank U, rwoodywood55@yahoo.com.

Ronald Walters: I don’t know. I do know this configuration works. You need to give the particles time to separate from the air stream. If you shorten it up too much, you might screw up that relationship. But, experimentation is key. If it doesn’t work you can always throw it away and try again. :-)

BrushCountryJamboree: Ron what about making the cyclone section shorter if you make it wider would that work?????

velcroman11: This is without a doubt the better demo on building a cyclone vac on Youtube. Well done Ron!

velcroman11: Cut a slot in in the side of the bucket from bottom to almost top. Glue a clear strip of plastic over the slot. You can now see how full is the bucket. A wood to plastice join may look good but to maximise the air seal between the bucket lip and the cyclone base, glue a rubber ring cut from an old car tyre inner tube to the under side of the lid. You WILL feel the difference.
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