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04-03-2020 04:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question dust collector

I’m trying to convince a friend of mine what a great group this is! He was asking about replacement bags for a homebuilt dust collector system so I told him I would throw it out here. The plastic bag sits on the floor and hangs below a 55 gallon drum. The bag he has measures 35” x 57” long and fits over the circumference of approx. 73”...
If anyone has ideas, please let me know!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#1 posted 04-03-2020 04:34 PM

MAYBE this would work :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 04-03-2020 04:41 PM

Has he considered the heavy duty plastic bags for yard debris? Use some duct tape, or maybe a ratchet strap to hold it in place on the drum.

P.S. he is missing out on a lot of helpful information.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 04-03-2020 05:18 PM

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#4 posted 04-03-2020 05:30 PM

Here's one possibility Mike. Is this just catching dust? If there are any larger debris, he would probably need something with a heavier wall thickness.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 04-03-2020 09:02 PM

I’d just sew one up with a drawstring around the top or use a huge hose clamp.

cheers, Jim

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#6 posted 04-03-2020 09:24 PM

that’s a neigh from me sorry

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#7 posted 04-04-2020 12:53 AM

+1 Tony, Kenny or

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#8 posted 04-04-2020 01:01 AM

and other than LJ forum members giving out suggestions (I wouldn’t be where I am now without 98% of them)... who knows. DIY dust collector? Maybe your friend could share his experience with others here and find common interests!

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#9 posted 04-04-2020 02:15 AM

Some great ideas! Thanks! And I’m sure he’ll appreciate the fine artwork from AlaskaGuy!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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