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Project concepts & ideas #1: Alternative to cyclone dust collector?

07-23-2009 08:43 AM by TheLandYacht | 11 comments »

OK. As I’ve understood it, the point of a cyclone DC is to slow the air movement down to allow the dust to fall into a receptacle before the air to move into the blower. Am I right on this? So, my concept is this. Instead of a hard-to-assemble cyclone setup, just a 5gallon bucket, with a smaller (1 gallon or so?) bucket mounted inside of it…with the below modifications. Lets see if I can describe my concept well enough not to need pics & sketches. So. A 5 gallon bucket with the inlet side pipe coming in at about a 33degree downward angle & angled to the bucket in such a way that the incoming air will naturally “swirl” around the periphery of the ...

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