cyclone separator diy

cyclone separator diy

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:53 am

Any one build one of these.
http://lumberjocks.com/SimonSKL/blog/10097

I was wondering how well this would work with 55 gal drum and loveless or shop vac?
I was thinking of vacuuming to 1st 55 gal drum, after cooling vaccum to second into plastic bags.

any tips, advice?
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Re: cyclone separator diy

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:58 am

It should , depending on what you are vacuuming.

You could just get a couple elbows and mounting them on the lid like this.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page ... ctor%20kit
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Re: cyclone separator diy

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:31 am

http://store.cbtoolgroup.com/woodstock- ... googlebase

I have had this one on my dust collection system in the workshop for many years. It works well. It is on a 4" line though, I don't know how well it would work on a smaller shop vac line.
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Re: cyclone separator diy

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:02 am

i use this with a shop vac. Nice !

http://www.oneida-air.com/inventoryD.as ... 004&CatId={6EE79B16-EB63-43E7-8F30-1E06240A24A4}
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Re: cyclone separator diy

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:38 am

I thought maybe this topic was about a cyclone separator for coal ash! I still would like to find a sifter. I have an old whole house vac I got at a garage sale for $12. It exhausts to the outside too. Also took some pool vac hoses off the street years ago, never got around to rigging something up. Now it's just a giant mouse trap.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.a ... 6096,46124 I just went to order something from this place, and their website froze at checkout-- I've used them before but not now if their website is screwed up...
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Re: cyclone separator diy

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:20 am

If you build your own there is one secret to doing so. The cyclone apparatus where the inlet hose enters needs to be no more than three times the size of the hose. In other words, if you have a 2" hose entering the cyclone tube, the tube needs too be 6" or less, If it's a 3" hose, the cyclone tube needs to be 9" or less.
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Re: cyclone separator diy

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:41 am

You guys are awesome.
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Re: cyclone separator diy

PostBy: DOUG On: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:09 pm

I wonder if something like this, sized appropriately, would work in the flue pipe to collect the ashes from accumulating in the chimney? Just a thought? :idea:
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Re: cyclone separator diy

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:26 pm

Have you ever looked inside an Axeman Anderson or an AHS coal boiler? They both have a cyclone built in. It grabs most fly ash & drops it in the ash pan.
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