dust collection troubleshoot

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Blog entry by WILFREDO posted 04-22-2018 03:58 PM 802 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, Im a begginer woodworker and I am having a problem with my dust collection system, to begin is a home depot rigid 16 gallon shop vac, with a dust deputy and a 30 gallon plastic container with a wooden lid. my problema is that it has a tendency to semi colapse the walls even though is a thick garbage can whae i conect it to a 2 inch outlet for my table saw and also is letting more tan usual Wood dust to the shop vac filter. any suggestion from anybody?

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#1 posted 04-22-2018 05:48 PM

Repost this in the forum section. Not too many will see it in the blog section.

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#2 posted 04-22-2018 07:06 PM

I believe your problem it with the warping of the collection drum. Your seal is being compromised and is letting air leak in. That in turn is preventing the heavier material from settling out. I have a similar set up but my collection drum is an old shop vac (motor died)(16 gal.) with the mini cyclone on top. The size of your collection drum may also play a part in the problem. Hope is helps.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#3 posted 04-22-2018 10:18 PM

I think your drum is too big my 2hp cyclone is on a 30 gallon drum but my Ridgid shop vac with dust deputy is on a 5 gallon pain bucket and I have no issue with collapsing with it

I have a Gamma Lid $10 on the paint bucket and this allows it to be screwed and unscrewed easy to dump it

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#4 posted 04-22-2018 10:31 PM

I’m a big fan of steel drums (55 gallon etc). Look at oneida’s liner system – you can make your own.

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#5 posted 04-23-2018 12:25 AM

I have used a set-up similar to

by DadoDog for five years. Never had a problem. Build a small box (1×1 x 1.5 approx) for the dust collector. Easy to dump and clean out. I have very little dust going to the vacuum.

-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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