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Forum topic by Rob_s posted 03-23-2018 03:38 PM 1741 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2018 03:38 PM

I’d like to get some feedback on the below potential setup. My plan is to use the following hardware to accomplish this.

Fast Cap Super Reel

2-1/2in x 25 foot Black Dust Collection Hose

Eagle 1654 Yellow Blow-Molded HDPE Salvage Drum with Metal Ring Lever-Lock Lid, 20 gallon Capacity, 21in Height, 21in Diameter

RIDGID 10 Gal. 6.0 Peak HP Stainless Wet Dry Vac

Oneida Molded DIY Dust Deputy Cyclone

phase 1 on the left, phase 2 on the right. I would plan to put some flex hose between the DD and the vac and hose reel to make removing the dust bin lid easier.

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#1 posted 03-23-2018 10:35 PM

Seems like overkill to me for a 25’ hose. You’d get less than 5 wraps around that drum. And, I have no idea what complications you’re looking at to even make it work.

For me, I’d look at hanging a bracket on the wall and just coil the hose over it by hand. Given the area you have, you’d only need about 3 loops. I realize that it might be a bit faster or easier to roll it up on the drum. But just doesn’t seem worth the trouble to me. But, I’m not saying it’s a stupid idea. And heck, looks like it might be fun to give it a go. If the reel doesn’t work well, simple enough to coil and hang it on the wall.

I do run a shop vac and Dust Deputy with great results. Of course it’s not a replacement for a full-size dust collection system, but it works really well. I also use a 25’ hose. I tend to just coil mine up under my table saw out-feed table. I also use a bag in my shop vac and a HEPA filter in the shop vac. The DD is so good that the bag in the vac gets almost nothing in it. So the bag and the HEPA filter never clog and it just runs at full efficiency all the time.

-- Clin

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#2 posted 03-23-2018 11:15 PM

I have an Oneida Dust Deputy like the one in the link you shared and I highly recommend them. I can tell you first hand that they are not suited for dust collection on a table saw or other shop machine. You need to move more CFM to adequately collect wood chips and dust from shop machines. Mine is great. If you are looking for a set up for a vacuum I think you have a pretty neat plan there.

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#3 posted 03-24-2018 02:25 AM

That’s a pretty good setup. I actually built a fully mobile one, but it is stationary most of the time; just the option to be able to move it around is a nice feature.

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#4 posted 03-24-2018 10:05 AM

Does shop vac inlet size matter? I’d really like to use something like this since it’s much smaller but it takes a 1.t” hose.

https://www.amazon.com/Shop-Vac-5872810-Portable-Vacuum-gallon/dp/B01EJ8JB44/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1521885755&sr=8-7&keywords=6+hp+shop+vac

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#5 posted 03-24-2018 08:02 PM



That s a pretty good setup. I actually built a fully mobile one, but it is stationary most of the time; just the option to be able to move it around is a nice feature.

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- Rayne

Very cool design.

-- Rob

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#6 posted 05-05-2018 01:40 PM

similar solution here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLvHlUkZSsk

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#7 posted 05-05-2018 03:02 PM

It would seem to me the hose would more easily clog while in it’s coiled condition. I think it may depend on what you are vacuuming up. In my shop, I often have to pick up aluminum shavings from my machining operations and when combined with other material like sawdust, screws, nails and small bits of wood, my vacuum hose gets clogged.

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#8 posted 05-05-2018 04:33 PM

I use a similar system but my shop vac is inside a padded and baffled plywood case that my drill press, scroll saw and grinder sit on and the noise from the shopvac is almost non existent. It is activated by a switch that senses when the tool is on. The cyclone is mounted high on the wall and the case is on wheels mainly so I can slide it out to get at the shopvac when I need to replace the bag and when cleaning the shop. I only need to replace the bag once a year or so as it fills up with very tightly packed fine dust. Not sure why you’d need wheels on yours if you have 25’ of hose on a stationary reel. I have about 25’ of hose also but I don’t have blast gates so it just gets connected to whatever machine I’m using. What that does mean is that I sometimes get lazy for quick cuts and don’t connect it.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#9 posted 05-06-2018 03:48 PM

Like others have said, I don’t think that vac will move enough air over 25 feet to be effective.

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#10 posted 05-07-2018 10:09 AM


Like others have said, I don t think that vac will move enough air over 25 feet to be effective.

- ScottM

that, and potential clogging, was a concern of mine as well.

Yet, oddly, there are posts by folks that have a similar setup that report success, and none of the posts suggesting there will be issues appear to come from posters who have actual experience with the setup…

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