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Blog entry by robscastle posted 06-01-2021 01:36 PM 384 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2012 I made my own dust separator from two plastic buckets and some 90mm PVC pipe

https://www.lumberjocks.com/robscastle/blog/30085

Well fast forward to Jun 2021 and it has died on me, the sun (AKA as global warming) manage to brittle the plastic and it died on the job.
I was doing a hardwood project which I will post later but here is the terminal story.

the top failed so as I was midway through a project I tried to do a patch up just to keep it working.

This worked for a short time and the operation called for more suction which was just not happening.
So I stopped to investigate why I wasn’t sucking as much as I normally could.

I used quite a bit of duck tape, (little grey duck tape) but it was really beyond help as a massive hole appeared in the side of the bucket. (really actually duct tape!)

This was not a result of me kicking it either.
So off to Bunnings I went for a new bucket.

I fitted it up and set to work cutting holes in it for the in and out pipes.
Silicon sealered all the seams and got back to work again.

I wondered if I will get another 9 years out of it, I will be surprised if I do as I think maybe another 5 years of wood working will see me pack up and power down the activity.

Repair material cost was about $30.

And it does bloody work BTW even with the 90 degree bend on the flex hose!

Oneida eat your heart out!

-- Regards Rob



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pottz

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#1 posted 06-01-2021 02:10 PM

better get a patent on that asap rc thats gonna get copied for sure.nice recovery.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 06-01-2021 09:39 PM

It ain’t pretty but if it gets the job done more power to it.
It’s time to make a pretty one. LOL

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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#3 posted 06-01-2021 11:45 PM

Well done Rob, Getting rid of the sawdust is super important and a $30 fix is good value.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 06-02-2021 02:46 AM

Nice, Rob! I see you still have the metal strap so you don’t build up a static charge and then get to dance round the compost pile while emptying it, too!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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