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  #61  
Old Mon 10 August 2009, 10:10
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Irfan,
Very Impressive.
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  #62  
Old Wed 12 August 2009, 10:19
javeria
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Bangalore
India
Ah the bolts sheared this time

I had 4 M6 bolts with rubber bushes in between the motor and the mount and they (2 of em)sheared - like it were butter due to the vibrations. tomorow will get some M10 and nylock nuts to clear this out and btw after sealing the container perfectly there is hardly any dust coming out of the blower.

R/
IRfan
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  #63  
Old Thu 13 August 2009, 09:11
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
Great job Irfan. Hang in there.
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  #64  
Old Thu 13 August 2009, 12:08
AkPirate
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Anchorage, Alaska
United States of America
I have built a cyclone from Bill's site and it works great!!! Mine is 22" in dia. and over all 9 ft tall from blower motor to chip drum(trash can). I made a filter bank out of eight filters that I purchased from Surplus Center. Hard to beat the $5 a filter price!! Works wonderful with absolutly no dust in the shop.
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  #65  
Old Thu 13 August 2009, 13:20
javeria
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Bangalore
India
Any pics you can share of yours???

RGDS
IRfan
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  #66  
Old Sat 15 August 2009, 05:52
javeria
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Bangalore
India
Hurrah! now my whole system works perfectly!

no more vibes - the MDF blower enclosuer is holding good and the cyclone is working wonders.
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  #67  
Old Mon 17 August 2009, 01:12
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
IRfan, congrats! You sounded like a happy man and you should. Your lung will be dust free from now on!

Some really simple questions, is there any problem with small jobs get sucked into the duct? or jobs moved by the suction flow?

Thanks in advance.
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  #68  
Old Mon 17 August 2009, 02:27
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Ken, our worst problem is normally when trimming the edge of a board and there is a long, thin piece of waste. This tangles in the pipe/fan and makes a blockage.

A general solution is to keep everything "tabbed" together.
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  #69  
Old Mon 17 August 2009, 03:34
javeria
Just call me: Irfan #33
 
Bangalore
India
I only clean up after jobs, so I run the flex pipe manually around sucking dust - intention is to save on power. I am planning on a quarter hp shop dust filter - if i can make that to keep the shop air clean - this run's continuously.

i need to make a proper intake to the flex pipe - I got a wipe cloth and a bag filled up with small nails got sucked up -

luckily in a cyclone they drop in the bin and not move over the fan

so advantage cyclone here -

and I am really a happy man here.
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Old Mon 17 August 2009, 16:11
AkPirate
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Anchorage, Alaska
United States of America
Well, here is some pics of my set up. As for things getting sucked up, if it's not bolted down it will get sucked up. I am useing the airfoil blower that I got from Sheldons Engineering. It REALLY sucks!!!!! He He!! 2 hp motor and it will suck a baseball up to the ceiling and into the cyclone thru 6 inch pipe!!!! As far as things getting to the blower, if they are there is something verry wrong with you're cyclone. Nothing but the finest dust from cutting things such as MDF are all that go into my filter bank.
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  #71  
Old Tue 22 September 2009, 12:26
danubcustom
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Surrey BC
Canada
ak pirate: does the filter get plugged up eventually and if so how do u clean those filter?

or u just throw them away and buy new replacement?
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  #72  
Old Wed 23 September 2009, 12:02
AkPirate
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Anchorage, Alaska
United States of America
You can see in one of my pictures, there is a white box on the bottom of the filter bank. To clean all you have to do is spray the filters with low pressure air. The dust falls to the bottom and into the box. I plan on drilling an hole in the box and placing a 1 1/2 pvc pipe with cap in the hole. I then plan on vacuuming out the dust into a shop vac. The vac is easy to clean out into a garbage bag outside. I did purchase two sets of filters incase one set gets damaged. I have not yet had to clean the filters, even after doing some fiberglass work in the garage and sucking up the dust.
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  #73  
Old Wed 23 September 2009, 12:19
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
AkPirate,

Interesting set up. Why did you choose to use so many filters?
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  #74  
Old Wed 23 September 2009, 19:43
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
Did you have to cut a larger hole in the one end of the filter?
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  #75  
Old Thu 24 September 2009, 14:24
AkPirate
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Anchorage, Alaska
United States of America
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailfl View Post
AkPirate,

Interesting set up. Why did you choose to use so many filters?
sailfl,

Bills site recomends stacking two 12.75 dia. x 26 tall filters, these smaller filters gave me something similar, mabey more surface area.
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  #76  
Old Thu 24 September 2009, 14:25
AkPirate
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Anchorage, Alaska
United States of America
Quote:
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Did you have to cut a larger hole in the one end of the filter?
Ger21,
Yes. I was a PITA but worth th effort concidering the alternative price for the suggested ones.
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