Thien Style cyclone baffle

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Project by bluekingfisher posted 10-11-2012 07:17 PM 17259 views 21 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spent a couple of weekends building this baffle for my dust collection system.

Made from MDF, threaded 10mm stud, 115mm sewerage pipe and 150mm air vent duct for the output hose side. I will hook this up to the 150mm port on the DC rather than use one of the two 100m ports on the plastic spiggot

the Black sewerage pie is 115mm or 4 1/2 ” so I had to make an adaptor to fit the 4” hose. I did this by cutting a 4” section off the end of the black pipe and cut a vertical slice on one sideapprox 3mm wide on the bandsaw. You can see the seam in one of the photographs. When you squeeze it back together it fits snuggly inside the 4 1/2” pipe. It held the seam joint and welded it in place using plumbers plastic pipe weld cement, works great.

It is to fit a 200 litre drum so I hope it works ok when I go to set it all up.

Thanks for looking.


-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Don W

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#1 posted 10-11-2012 07:25 PM

it looks great. It should work like a charm.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 10-11-2012 07:40 PM

Impressive! I’ll bet it will work great.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#3 posted 10-11-2012 09:41 PM

Looks like a neat solution. Interesting drilling set up in picture 5.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 10-12-2012 03:23 AM

Looks like a work of art! Sure you want to get it dusty?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 10-12-2012 07:13 AM

Thanks for the input fellahs, I tend to overdo things a little but I’d rather do it right first off rather than have to go back and fix it up sometime later…......I hate that.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#6 posted 10-12-2012 08:03 AM

You will be happy with that D.C. and your lungs will thank you later on.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#7 posted 10-12-2012 08:29 AM

I sure hope so exelectrician, I’ve been breathing in too much dust for too long.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#8 posted 10-12-2012 10:43 AM

Looks good it works good too…


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#9 posted 10-12-2012 01:16 PM

Where did you buy the sewer pipe?

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#10 posted 10-12-2012 03:05 PM

Will the outlet require a filter???

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#11 posted 10-12-2012 03:31 PM

Welcome to the world of Thein, I’ve had mine now over a year and it just works amazing. It works so well that the trash can started to collapse in the center so I cut out a wooden ring and sealed it to side of the trash can and now it as quite as a church mouse….enjoy the clean surrounding, nice work on your lid….BC

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#12 posted 10-12-2012 03:37 PM

I’ve been meaning to write you, and I owe you a long letter, which I will get to hopefully, soon….We have some catching up to do….I just kind of jump in and out on here when possible…..I’ve been after them elusive fish all spring and summer, and not through yet… Once again, you done good on the d.c. baffle..
If you’ll build me one, and ship it over here, I’ll test it out on mine… See ya….

Great project you built….you said you were gonna do it, and you did….Hope it works like you plan for it to.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#13 posted 10-12-2012 04:39 PM

Looks well made, I’ve yet to make one. Maybe my work area will look as clean as yours if I did

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

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#14 posted 10-12-2012 11:12 PM


Glad to see you have fimally finished it. Give us an update after it is all hooked up.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#15 posted 10-12-2012 11:33 PM

Great workmanship. I didn’t recheck the Thien drawings, but the clocking of your intake pipe doesn’t look quite right. If it doesn’t work properly, that may be the reason.

-- Joe

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