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Finally, it's time to build the Frank'n-Collector #1: Two days of building the Dust Collector

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Blog entry by gmaffPappy posted 04-08-2019 04:55 AM 990 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Floor space is so precious, I decide to hang my DC from the ceiling.

One 1990’s, 220v, Jet DC1200, 2hp Dust Collector, a few trips to Lowe’s, and a lot of planning the Sketchup finally sees some results:

Here’s the plan…..more or less:

Install a 8” vent to the outside.

Make and Hang Ceiling Mount.

Make a box frame to hold the Blower and Motor

Hang the box.

Make the shelf to hold the blower and motor. Keep special attention on the blower input and output placements’

Move the blower/motor into place.

Install steel rods to hang the SDD.

Make trash can lid.

Sandwich the SDD between the Trash Can Lid and the Blower Shelf.

Use the threaded rods to raise the Trash Can Lid and make everything tight level and tight.

Next, I’ll create a cabinet on casters to hold the trash can. Then I will start hanging the duct work. One 5” trunk with 4, 45 degree drops. The first one will go to the floor for flex hose and floor sweep. I’m going to create a couple 5’ boxes to enclose/protect 5” steel duct and connect them together with short lengths of flex host. This will give me the versatility of flex hose without having the added drag of long flex hose runs. The other 3 drops will be 5” steel duct reducing at the machine’s blast gate.

Surprisingly, it’s not as loud as I thought it would be. I guess a lot of noise is being vented towards my neighbor. That will teach him for mowing his grass at 6:30 AM on as Sunday or Saturday….LOL!

There is very little vibration. The mount is extremely SOLID! When my 215 lbs did pull-ups on it, there wasn’t a shake, creek, squeak, or movement of any kind. It’s hung on 2 ceiling joists and two wall studs. It is so sturdy, I decided, at least for now, the cross bracing in the plan was unnecessary.

Pretty Happy! Soon, I’ll have a clean, dust free shop.

-- If it's easy to do, you haven't spent enough time over engineering it.



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That_Weird_Uncle

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#1 posted 04-08-2019 07:30 AM

Nice build looking forward to seeing more!

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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Rich07081

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#2 posted 04-08-2019 07:58 AM

I like the idea of venting outside. My shop is in our drafty garage. In the winter, I use a radiant propane heater so I’m not too concerned about the loss of “conditioned” air. What are you doing about the large amount of air being pumped outside?

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BlueRidgeDog

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#3 posted 04-08-2019 11:09 AM

I assume you know, but your drawing raises the question, the can to cyclone connection has to be air tight.

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gmaffPappy

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#4 posted 04-08-2019 01:27 PM



I like the idea of venting outside. My shop is in our drafty garage. In the winter, I use a radiant propane heater so I m not too concerned about the loss of “conditioned” air. What are you doing about the large amount of air being pumped outside?

- Rich07081


My garage is very drafty also.

In the winter, I have a couple space heaters I have in. I move them around to wherever I am. It works, except for when it’s really, really cold. On those days, I’m more likely to be snuggled up with the wife in front of the fireplace watching Netflix than working in the garage.

In the summer, I open the garage doors and back door. Sure, it gets warm, but it’s Summer. I deal with it.

So the constant air replacement doesn’t affect me that much. It’s just what it is.

-- If it's easy to do, you haven't spent enough time over engineering it.

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gmaffPappy

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#5 posted 04-08-2019 01:30 PM



I assume you know, but your drawing raises the question, the can to cyclone connection has to be air tight.

- BlueRidgeDog

Yes, the can will be airtight. There’s a lip on the lid. I’ll put weatherstripping on it and use latches to fix it to the can.
To drop the can down from the lid, I’m putting it on a castered cart. There will be 2/4 wedges under the can so I can raise and lower it an inch to get it clear of the lid for emptying.

I like that the cart will be several feet high. It will raise the can up making it easier to empty in my trash container.

-- If it's easy to do, you haven't spent enough time over engineering it.

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htl

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#6 posted 04-08-2019 02:58 PM

Nice choice for the metal brackets., and I just turn mine on when needed so air loss can be controled at times.

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