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    Default My DIY Cyclone dust collector

    Hi,...

    First sorry for the bad english, I do my best...

    I make a Cyclone dust collector from 7 PET(?) bottles ....



    and it really works very well....

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    [ame]http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=hOi-CUx4v6U

    if this in the wrong forum, move or delete it...

    www.arjan-swets.com

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    Nice! How about some details? Where did you get the bottles? How did you attach them? How did you know how long to cut them? There appears to be two stages, how do they work?

    BTW, why the porn music?



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    Wow, yes please more details!!!!

    Thank You,
    Paul G

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    VERY COOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlrhett View Post
    Nice! How about some details? Where did you get the bottles? How did you attach them? How did you know how long to cut them? There appears to be two stages, how do they work?

    BTW, why the porn music?
    i search the internet and found a couple dust collectors like this one:


    but all much too big.... but they all looks like a bottle.... so I look for a bottle that looks like the big dust collector....

    and i found (in the netherlands) a bottle from Barleduc water that look the most .....

    in the bottles is a line 2 cm from the bottem, and i all cut them there....

    the bucket is from a eat store (also for free)

    i make a drawing and i try to explain how it works...(but I'm not so good in english... so it is not easy..)



    the brown parts are MDF. Green is de dirty air... purple is de clean air flow...
    on top is a old motor from a vacuumcleaner...

    and in al the bottles i make this.... :


    i hope i explain it better this time.... and the music... yes.. its in pinnecal video 11.... and it had dust in the title....

    to make the helix(?) I did make something on my cnc machine...




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    What is the helix and the tube in the middle from?
    How did you attach the parts? Glue? Heat?

    Thanks very cool. Looks like a Dyson vacuum cleaner.



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    Very nice Swets. Greta idea on using the bottles.

    I notice your fan exhaust is to the room. Do you plan on putting on some kind of filter?

    I have the mini cyclone from Clear Vue and use a shop vac for the suction. Not much makes it to the shop vac but what does is very, very fine dust similar to finely ground flour when you touch it. I plan on putting a Hepa (sp) filter in the shop vac.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BobF View Post
    What is the helix and the tube in the middle from?
    How did you attach the parts? Glue? Heat?

    Thanks very cool. Looks like a Dyson vacuum cleaner.
    the helix and the tube are plexiglas... i hope that it have the same name in english....

    and almost al the parts are attach with glue....



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    Quote Originally Posted by lovebugjunkie View Post
    Very nice Swets. Greta idea on using the bottles.

    I notice your fan exhaust is to the room. Do you plan on putting on some kind of filter?

    I have the mini cyclone from Clear Vue and use a shop vac for the suction. Not much makes it to the shop vac but what does is very, very fine dust similar to finely ground flour when you touch it. I plan on putting a Hepa (sp) filter in the shop vac.

    thats a idee , a filter ... i make that only for connecting the 7 tubes to the vacuumcleanermotor....



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    Swets,
    Thanks for the reply. I may try one of these as well. What size is the plexiglass? I may use a fluorescent light safety tube. They are about 1.5" or 38mm. (Did you make the helix of the plexiglass material) or is part of another bottle? )(Edit: I see that now) I think I could cut a bottle and unroll it and cut the helix from that, or buy a sheet of polycarbonate or PETG material.
    You could connect a filter just to the exhaust side of the vacuum pump just to catch the fines that may still be in the air.



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    Swets, cool project, very ingenious!

    The plexi was heat formed over the wooden bucks to make the helix. I need to fool with heat formed plastic more. First Hoss did stepper covers and now this. Seems to be a lot of potential there.

    Best,

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    Default wow nice job

    like to get some info on the bottle length and size ie diameter..and how long the in helical tub is etc



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    Looks nice, almost makes me want to remodel my cyclone and incorporate your drink bottles because it is nice being able to see what is going in the big bucket

    Well done

    http://www.ocm.com.au/cnc/cyclonic.html is how mine works

    Bob



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    that thing looks like an over grown dyson vac. Not bad.

    When all is said and done, more is said than done.


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    Default One more thing...

    Please forgive me if this is a dumb question... At the funnel part of the bottles, the dust simply falls into the bucket, by force of gravity? I saw the video and saw that it does work, but why doesn't the dust get clogged there?

    -thanks



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    Yup the dust just falls due it higher wieght/density over air. We all know the center of a vortex has little disturbance and all the heavier dust particles are forced to the outside of the walls and downwards leaving only air in the center to be drawn up and out to the exhaust. The dust has no where else to go but down.

    Hope this makes sense.

    Great design. Only issue I can see if large object are sucked in. Might block one of the funnels. Then again it's only supposted to be a dust seperator and not a shop vac.



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    Quote Originally Posted by eloid View Post
    like to get some info on the bottle length and size ie diameter..and how long the in helical tub is etc
    the bottle length is ...27 cm... and the diameter is 86 mm

    helical tub are... 1 meter/7 =14 cm... the tube I use is 30mm in diameter...



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    Very nice. Are the bottles plastic? Is that a 5 gallon bucket for the bottom of it?



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    These exact dimensions probably aren't critical to the operation of the device, but just to have all of the dimensions in one place....

    What is the diameter and thickness of the plexi tubes that are inside the helix? How thick was the plexi that you used on the helix ramps? Did you just use a heat gun to heat-form the helixes over your wooden forms?

    BTW, Dasani water bottles over here in North America appear to be very close to what you used. The taper to the neck of the bottle isn't as uniform, but I'm hoping that they'll still work.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CanSir View Post
    These exact dimensions probably aren't critical to the operation of the device, but just to have all of the dimensions in one place....

    What is the diameter and thickness of the plexi tubes that are inside the helix? How thick was the plexi that you used on the helix ramps? Did you just use a heat gun to heat-form the helixes over your wooden forms?

    BTW, Dasani water bottles over here in North America appear to be very close to what you used. The taper to the neck of the bottle isn't as uniform, but I'm hoping that they'll still work.
    I look to all the other i found on internet. like this one:



    and only try to make it smaller......
    a other....:





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