My Dust Collector Mod #6: Overdue Update - Pretty Much Done

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Blog entry by BrettLuna posted 10-23-2018 10:58 PM 1150 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been remiss in keeping the blog up to date. I did finally get the chassis primed and painted:

I then mounted it to the base; installed the iVac remote switch and an electrical box; and tried the Super Dust Deputy on for size:

A story about that electrical box: the home centers didn’t have a single-receptacle cover for that box, so I bought a blank cover to to modify. I measured the receptacle diameter as 1-3/8”, precisely drew my layout lines, chucked up a Forstner bit, and drilled a perfectly centered hole…a 1-5/8” hole. Dangit. I knew I should have bought two. The second attempt came out just fine.

And finally, I disassembled the old dust collector and mounted the corpus and canister filter to the chassis:

I have just one more thing to do: make and install a support for the rear of the filter tub. Other than that, this thing is operational. The towering beastie comes in at 7’ 1/8” to the top of the filter cap, not including the screw knob. Still, it doesn’t seem the least bit tippy in normal use so far. Even though my “shop” (read, garage) isn’t large, the iVac remote gizmo is a welcome convenience.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#1 posted 10-23-2018 11:02 PM

very cool … and also neat garage door LOL GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#2 posted 10-24-2018 05:43 PM

I like your modification to this unit. I did one but quite abit different.
Will recommend to a friend that is just getting started.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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