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telrite

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03-03-2021 10:48 PM

I have a 2HP cyclone collector that is exhausted outside. I have had this setup for years and just this winter it has started to exhaust a large amount of chips. I have it exhausting into a small lean to that has an up and over vent. Any ideas why this just started happening
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#1 posted 03-03-2021 11:10 PM

is the collector’s bin full or funnel clogged ?

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#2 posted 03-04-2021 12:01 AM

I bet you have an air leak in your bag, or drum.

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#3 posted 03-04-2021 05:36 AM

I like both of the above ideas.

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#4 posted 03-04-2021 11:24 AM

It’s one (or the other, or both) of the reasons given above.

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#5 posted 03-04-2021 03:29 PM

You’re not getting proper separation of chips and fine dust. Sounds like your cyclone is clogged. Pull off your collection bin and look inside. Maybe you sucked up something foreign, or have large chips “bridging” the opening. Good luck. Jim

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#6 posted 03-06-2021 02:41 AM

The exhaust bin was full. 3 45gallon drums full
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#7 posted 04-07-2021 01:34 PM



I have a 2HP cyclone collector that is exhausted outside. I have had this setup for years and just this winter it has started to exhaust a large amount of chips. I have it exhausting into a small lean to that has an up and over vent. Any ideas why this just started happening
thanks

- telrite

Hi, can you share which dust collector and cyclone? I am thinking of going with the exact setup that you have and I am curious as to how it performs. I have a Delta 50-850 dust collector and I am thinking of buying an Oneida SUper Dust Deputy XL and venting the entire system outside with no filters.

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#8 posted 04-08-2021 07:17 PM

I have a 2HP cyclone collector that is exhausted outside. I have had this setup for years and just this winter it has started to exhaust a large amount of chips. I have it exhausting into a small lean to that has an up and over vent. Any ideas why this just started happening
thanks

- telrite
My cyclone is shop built from parts and pieces. I started with a Delta impeller and housing. Someone gave me a 2 HP motor that I put on top and had a mechanical company( tin basher) build me a cone and the pipe that goes inside. I would send some pictures but the cyclone is behind a cupboard. As far as it venting outside that is a decision I made after getting tired of cleaning them. I know people will say that you will be sucking the warm air out of your shop. I have never really noticed that. I suppose if it was running for hours at a time it may be an issue. Some say you will need makeup air. I have never noticed that either

Hi, can you share which dust collector and cyclone? I am thinking of going with the exact setup that you have and I am curious as to how it performs. I have a Delta 50-850 dust collector and I am thinking of buying an Oneida SUper Dust Deputy XL and venting the entire system outside with no filters.

- jmvar44


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