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  • cuemaker
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    My little 2 gallon shop vac is on its last legs...have had it for near 10years with off and on heavy use....

    What is a good replacement these days? I prefere the smaller sizes..much more handy

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Shop vac works great for me in the shop.

    I just bought a barrel vacuum, it is a shop vac type motor on a 55 gallon drum top. Top clamps on to the barrel with a large metal ring.

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  • danlb
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    I just use a 2 gallon shop vac with a clear, smooth walled vinyl hose. It sucks up swarf like there is no tomorrow and have not had a jam as far back as I can remember. It is dedicated to shop use.

    I try to remember to empty it between jobs so I don't end up with a combination of cutting oil, cast iron dust and fine aluminum shavings at once. It sounds too close to thermite.

    Dan

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  • darryl
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    I've built a couple of those- from particle board or mdf. Mine are just square but tallish boxes with the inlet port angled to direct the flow around the inside walls. The inlet is about two thirds of the way up from the bottom, and the outlet port to the vacuum cleaner is on the top center. The debris sucked up tends to get trapped in the corners.

    Not that I would use if for ash, but any shop debris that is capable of making it through the hose is fair game. If the container was waterproof, you could suck up water. But that's your basic shop vac- only difference being where the vacuum pump/motor was located.

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  • huntinguy
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    http://homepage3.nifty.com/amigos/57...ollector-e.htm

    I also think there was plans and a good write-up on one in the Machinist magazine, but it was a fair sized one.

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  • lakeside53
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    That's what I have, but the price has gone way up in the past few decades

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  • Bill McLeod
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    lee valley sells something the same, I have not tried it
    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...t=1,42401&ap=1

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  • boslab
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    its funny, when you go back into the past, that bloody thing was a bin i made to suck up ash from our open fire in the early 70s, im fairly certain that there were others out there but there was no internet to speak of, but never bothered to continue, maybee i should have!, one of a list of failed ideas that never amounted to squat, later on i added a ping pong ball valve to suck up water, another failure! no suprise. wet vacuums were not available then. i certainly am not claiming that it was my invention but truthfully loads of folk must have done the same but as i said there was no internet and patent agents are expensive.
    i went to mr dysons workshop in bath, interesting as the 'cyclone' was somthing that had been in existance since the 20s in just about every timberyard, i did mention that fact but was not greeted with an enthusiasic responce.
    incidently if you want a prediction the thing called a hydrocyclone has been in use as a method of seperating mill scale from water in the steel industry [and others] since dot, wonder how long it will be before a magic carpet cleaner with wet extraction appears to baffle the public!
    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=hyd...1t:429,r:3,s:0

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  • MrSleepy
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    Originally posted by aboard_epsilon
    Never seen this idea before (WELL NOT AVAILABLE SO CHEAP)
    all the best.markj
    That is a good price..

    Machinemart do the same thing for £30 and a powered version for £60.

    Rob

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  • aboard_epsilon
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    i don't know if it has a cyclone inside of it .

    it may just be a catchment drum and that's it .

    hoses would point diagonally in, if it was a cyclonic tub

    all the best.markj

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  • lakeside53
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    I have has something similar for 20 years - 35 gallon garbage can that sits between the source and dust extractor for wood debris. Works great - saves a lot of bag emptying and cleaning. The "lid" sells for about $18.

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  • PTSideshow
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    Yes it is a carry over from the models used by a couple of the chimney sweep companies. The idea is if there are any smoldering bits they won't catch anything else on fire in the vac container.
    I have one of these to separate the material out, works great as long as the material is dry. If the stuff is damp/wet it is a pain to clean out the cyclone.

    Nothing so far top speak of has made it into the vac tank. And I love the vac it self, it is quite and with the addition of the muffler gizmo in the exhaust wife doesn't complain when I use it in the basement during wood working right below her computer desk location.
    I'm sure and of the separator devices would work, I know that one of the plastic lid types that fit the garbage cans say the if used for fireplace and stove ash clean out to use a metal can and not plastic!

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  • gwilson
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    Just a regular "high speed" nozzle? Sears has sold a black plastic one as long as I can recall.

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  • The Fixer
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    And she vacuums too!!

    My wife would never go for it! Besides where would we keep her when she's not vacuuming........

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  • MichaelP
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    Here is one: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=88204

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