My Fancy Home Made Dust Cyclone

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It is made with a cone sold for sports usage.
The dimensions are were not calculated or copied. Simply built as a test project that provides amazing results.
Connection of tubing to the cone is tricky and most glue types didn’t work. Actually it is still not glued as expected but it will soon be taken care of with a type of o-ring.

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#1 posted 07-18-2014 04:50 AM

I’m guessing the verticals are all-thread?
How often to you need to empty the bucket?
How much does it effect air flow from the Vac?

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.

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#2 posted 07-18-2014 06:09 AM

Yes, the verticals are threaded rods.
It depends on the usage. it has a volume of 20 liter. That is a lot for me.

I use it with and it is working very good.

The system affected the flow but mostly because of the diameter of the pipe supplied with the vacuum cleaner.
I enlarged the pipe diameter so it works great.

As a matter of fact, if I block the pipe by hand while the vaccum is working the bucket walls collapse inside.
I intend to take another bucket and remove its base and the upper lip and push it inside so it gives better wall bucket support.

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#3 posted 07-18-2014 11:09 AM

Looks great. I also used a traffic cone for my mini cyclone. I found a large one that fits inside the bucket perfectly so I could screw out right to the walls of the bucket. There are 2 buckets: one for the cyclone and one for collection, stacked on top of each other. It’s probably less efficient than yours because of the oversized cone, but it’s unbreakable being inside a paint bucket.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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Aziz Subach

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#4 posted 07-18-2014 12:01 PM

NICE. עזיז סובח


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#5 posted 07-18-2014 12:47 PM

doitforfun – thanks
Hi Aziz

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#6 posted 07-18-2014 05:57 PM

Use the alert cone, why didn’t I think of that? Awesome idea.


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#7 posted 07-18-2014 08:55 PM

Nice build.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 07-18-2014 09:38 PM

Now that is just too cool! Thanks for sharing your creative approach to the cyclone build.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 07-18-2014 09:50 PM

You can glue plastic with “Shoe Goo”. Will stick to virtually anything including poly plastic canoes. Great job. I need to build one.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#10 posted 07-18-2014 11:38 PM

that is amazing =) Good job.

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 07-19-2014 02:57 AM

Awesome project, thank you for sharing this cyclone

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#12 posted 07-19-2014 10:52 AM

thanks Dror….this is a great project for the workshop….i can already see a spot for one of these essential components in my shop…..will apply your ideas and see how it pans out ….many thanks

-- regards, cyclops4069

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#13 posted 07-19-2014 04:58 PM


bucho, luv2learn, Northwest29, FlyingMLB, Fettler, NormG, cyclops4069

Thanks for the good words!

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#14 posted 07-20-2014 12:11 AM

The cone is so clever and looks great.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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#15 posted 08-13-2014 09:16 AM

I also used a street cone for a cyclone

And it has a plexiglass top and it work great.

-- Patrick's work shop

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