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Mar 16th, 2018 at 3:23pm
 
It started out life as a Harbot Freight single stage 2hp dust collector but after getting tired of moving hoses from tool to tool I decided it was time to “reengineer” the system.

I added a super dust deputy on top of a 55 gallon poly drum and vented the blower through the wall to the atmosphere so no filters required. Nearest neighbor is about 1/2 mile away so no noise issues either, it it also much much quieter in the shop now. I ran 4” pvc for the trunk lines and will do the drops with either 2 1/2” or 4” flex depending on what the tool requires once ups gets here. Each tool has its own blast gate that will be installed in close proximity to the tool. Just doing a quick test covering all but 1 4” port with caps suction is excellent. Here is where I am at so far

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Re: Dust Frankencollector
Reply #1 - Mar 16th, 2018 at 6:51pm
 
I like it.  I'm using the same collector and may need to look at setting something like this up.
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Reply #2 - Mar 17th, 2018 at 9:35am
 
I have one question
If you're exhausting directly outside, why use a separator and all the flex hose?
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Re: Dust Frankencollector
Reply #3 - Mar 17th, 2018 at 2:29pm
 
Flex hose was just easier, as far as the separator the wasp around here build a nest in anything so to keep them out of the exhaust hose or impeller I screened the exhaust port. I also save the shavings for a friends rescue kennel.
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Re: Dust Frankencollector
Reply #4 - Mar 17th, 2018 at 7:39pm
 
Sounds good to me  Thumbs Up
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Reply #5 - Feb 7th, 2020 at 9:53pm
 
Sorry it's an old read.... But if you rotate your blower 90 degrees you can eliminate one section of your flex hose by placing your cyclone directly under it.
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Reply #6 - Feb 8th, 2020 at 12:32pm
 
I would want the separator/cyclone so what goes into the hose doesn't go through the impeller blades, like long shavings, shop rags, solid chunks of wood.... Amazing what damage they can do to the blades....

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Re: Dust Frankencollector
Reply #7 - Feb 8th, 2020 at 1:08pm
 
Otto Westrick wrote on Feb 7th, 2020 at 9:53pm:
Sorry it's an old read.... But if you rotate your blower 90 degrees you can eliminate one section of your flex hose by placing your cyclone directly under it.

Or at least rotate the head clockwise 90 degrees so that it eliminates the last bend.
A single 90 degree bend in a flex hose is equivalent to 10 to 20 feet of straight run. Even if this is on the exhaust side, it can still steal efficiency.
I like the setup but I think it would be more efficient if you could reduce the amount of bends in your duct work.
Thanks for posting the photo of your setup
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Re: Dust Frankencollector
Reply #8 - Feb 9th, 2020 at 10:11am
 
A 45 bend will have less friction loss than a 90, and the bends at the collector are more than 90.  Similarly, a shorter 90 bend will have more friction loss than a longer 90.
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Re: Dust Frankencollector
Reply #9 - Feb 10th, 2020 at 11:56am
 
What is the length of your runs? I need to get piping for my shop. Was considering 6: but if could work with 4" much less expensive.

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Reply #10 - Feb 10th, 2020 at 7:53pm
 
My recollection is that the diameter of the pipe should be sized for the cfm of the fan.
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