DIY Cyclone Dust Collector #1: All the main parts together

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Blog entry by Mike_D_S posted 01-14-2017 10:06 PM 4292 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I’ve been gathering parts to build a cyclone dust collector for a while and finally get serious about starting to finish putting it together.

The main components are:
Blower/motor are from a Delta 50-181 2HP 1PH, according to the manual is 8 1/2” max SP and 1100CFM.
Cyclone is Super Dust Deputy
bin is a fiber barrel I had around
Filter is a 36” CYFN36, 350 sq ft surface area, supposed to be Merv15
220V Long Ranger remote switch

I also have a few other parts like a Muffler for a 2HP grizzly cyclone, hoses, etc.

While I’d like to just spring for a built system, I’m just too cheap to spend the money on a built unit. At the moment, I have spent:
$200 – Delta blower
$140 – SDD with 20% coupon at WC
$5 – what I paid for the fiber barrel a while back
$150 – Bought the filter off eBay
$100 – roughly in materials (foam weatherstrippping, MDF, plywood, etc).

So I’ve got all the main parts and have $600 in the setup. I’ll probably need to spend another $50-$100 to finish up the cyclone. Of course the ducting in my garage will be additional, but I would have spent that no matter what cyclone I bought. I figure I’m going to end up spending 50-60% of the cost of a new unit.

In addition to putting together a small cart for the fiber bin and building a top with the SDD attached, the other thing I did was build a small catch bin for the bottom of the filter. I built a frame out of MDF and heat molded acrylic sheet around a form to wrap it with. Then I used a Gamma Seal lid (an idea I got from another LJer) to attach the filter catch bin. So I’ll be able to see if there is much dust making it to the filter and clean and empty it if needed by just spinning it off and on.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 01-15-2017 12:38 AM

Looks like it’s going to be a great setup!

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#2 posted 04-26-2019 12:24 PM

Do you have some finished pictures of your set up? I am about to buy this blower as well

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