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Dust Collection separation drum question

by Eugd
posted 08-07-2016 05:50 PM

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#1 posted 08-07-2016 06:04 PM

I’m not sure what your definition of “efficiency” is. If it’s separating the most dust from the air stream possible, then your Wynn filter should handle that, and there’s little else you can do except monitor it. It will eventually get a build up of very fine dust that should be cleaned out at some point in time. Doing this will help keep the DC moving as much air as possible, which should help capture more of the fine particles. Your first stage separator is going to get almost all of the larger stuff, and some small portion of the fine dust. But most of the fine dust (I suspect) is going to the filter…it will take some time to gauge this. My opinion is that what you have is good, and you just need to see how it performs over time. Don’t know what adding a Thein baffle on top of the separator will do for you, but I’m sure someone has that setup and can share how it works.

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#2 posted 08-07-2016 06:12 PM

ok thanks , so far it works great compared to what was,

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#3 posted 08-09-2016 06:11 PM

last night I realized that some dust is beginning to go into the bottom bad in the shop fox, there is dust in the drum but its not even 1/4 full,. I can still see the floor, I used cut a bunch of plywood last night and began to notice that there is shaving in the plastic bag. I know that fine dust should flow to the unit, but surprised to see stuff in the bag, I know that plywood is a mixture of many thing glued up together. I just wanted to make sure that the bottom units in the barrel are aligned correctly, I would think that I would have this situation if the unit was more filled up? Anyone with this system have this same situation?

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