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Forum topic by b67mack posted 05-13-2015 07:21 PM 1161 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-13-2015 07:21 PM

anyone ever build or use one of these ?

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#1 posted 05-13-2015 07:55 PM

Almost all of us have made some type of Thein Cyclone\Inertial Seperator for our home made DC Solutions.

Do a search. Lots of material on the subject matter.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 05-13-2015 08:15 PM

this is slightly different and an alternative to the link you post – just thinking [possibly] of an easier method but mostly for blower protection as I sweep the floor into mine

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#3 posted 05-13-2015 08:35 PM

Not much info on the manufacturer’s web site, but I suspect it’s nothing more than a cyclone separator operating in a verticle mode rather than the typical horizontal.

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#4 posted 05-13-2015 11:06 PM

This is the exact same “drop out box” I been preaching about on here for over a year.
All you need is a can or box or other container with an inlet and an outlet separated by a baffle plate.
Air, dust, chips, chunks and screws and such go in, hit the baffle as the air stream expands and slows down so the heavy stuff falls out of the flow and to the bottom of the container.
Then the exhaust on the other side of the baffle pulls the air and very light dust up into the outlet duct where it continues on to the fan.
There is much less drag on the system in terms of static loss, compared to a cyclone or a Thein separator. And, they are very easy to build.

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#5 posted 05-14-2015 01:16 AM

Thank- you crank49 Ill look at your posts and build one tomorrow

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#6 posted 05-16-2015 02:42 AM

I made a drop box today out of an old ice chest

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#7 posted 05-16-2015 02:58 AM

I think it’s a great idea. I cut the hand guard out of the 4” inlet into the blower on my DC because if I suck up leaves or anything similar they would clog the inlet. Shortly there after I dropped a european hinge right in front of the open end of the hose while it was running and before I could block the end of the hose stopping the air flow, it made it to the impeller. It didn’t destroy it, but bent up a couple of the blades pretty bad. Luckily I was able to repair it but I doubt I’d be that lucky twice.

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#8 posted 05-16-2015 11:08 AM

yup exactly why I built mine also

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