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#1 posted 01-13-2019 09:04 PM

If I understand you correctly, you have removed the filter and collection bags and are trying to blow everything outside and hope to collect the largest chips. If so, I would drill a bunch of holes in the can to let the airstream dissapate. Start with some and add more to get results you are happy with. You have a unique situation here. You must have a large HP collector as most articles I have seen use 5” for a home shop size collector, 2 or 3 hp.

- ibewjon

Well I’m about to test the internets claims and real life. The outlet of my DC is 8” but all the calculators online say that’s too large and it can only run 6” max. It’s a PM 1500 and 3hp

I just want to dump everything in the garbage can and let the small particles go anywhere since it is located Outside.

I think ibewjon said it best of “what goes in must come out” and “how is the lid staying on”
This means I have to create the outlet which will also most likely dispense the fine particles. As for the plan for the trash can lid, I was thinking ratchet straps.

- Fuzzybearz

How about a stove pipe that goes up and out of the top. Keeps it simple since you already have cut into the top once. The particles will fall down, the air will vent up and out and you are done.

Bungee cords would work and less hassle to get on and off.

- woodbutcherbynight

I’ll keep the bungee cords in mind. The stovepipe is what I was also thinking. The unfortunate thing is that my HVAC is right next to it outside. But regardless I’m going to try to aim it away and see

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