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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-29-2016, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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I got tired of sanding dust clogging my vac filter so quickly. When hooked to a sander, the filter would be totally caked and suction would suffer before the bottom of the canister was even covered. So, I bought an Onieda Dust Deputy (just the plastic cyclone) for $49. Hooked it up to a 5 gallon bucket to try it out. I was impressed with the cyclone, but the bucket just had to go. It filled up too quickly and was always tipping over. So, I built my own bucket, and a cart to carry both the vac and cyclone. While I'm at it, might as well try to quieten down the vac a bit too. I don't have a decibel meter, but the vac note changed from a piercing shriek to a much more acceptable low howl. The loudest sound is now the sucking sound at the end of the hose. I haven't figured out how to insert photos into the body of the message, so open the attached PDF document to find pictures and narrative.

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Nice set up and nice shop

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I've had a Dust Deputy for years and liked it so much I bought their three horse Gorilla. Then, after retirement, I down graded to a Super Dust Deputy and am thinking of moving it to my little horse and a half, and installing a Super Dust Deputy XL on my four bagger.

Said another way, cyclones rock.
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Andy, any trouble with heat build up in the vacuum box?

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Andy, any trouble with heat build up in the vacuum box?
So far, it only gets a few degrees warmer than ambient. The exhaust from the vac hits the back of the box, and should splatter in all directions, including over the top. The cooling fan draws from two areas near the vac handles and exhausts out the top. I'm hoping there's enough circulation within the box to keep temperatures acceptable. This shop vac is 25 years old and has served its due, so if I kill it, I'll take the box apart and just let the next vac ride in the open. My new Ridgid vac doesn't shriek quite as loudly as the old Craftsman, so it would be more tolerable. But the Craftsman has variable speed and I can turn it down for sanding.
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I like, very original and practical. Good job.

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I haven't figured out how to insert photos into the body of the message, so open the attached PDF document to find pictures and narrative.
You click on Manage Attachments either when you start the thread or after clicking Go Advanced when replying in a thread. Click on Browse for each picture you want to upload. (It helps to maximize the screen so you can see the upload button when it's time.) That will open up files in your computer but you may need to pick between My Documents, My Downloads, or My pictures to find the pictures you are looking for. Once you find it click on it to highlight it then click on Open. The screen should go back to the Browse Files box and there should be the name or number of the photo next to the Browse box. If you have more photos the click on the next Browse Files and repeat. When you are finished adding photos click on the upload button and wait for the photos to upload. When they have click on Close This Window and it will go back to the dialog box.

It may sound complicated but it isn't. Maybe open a second Routerforums and try adding them to the thread now and that way you can switch back and forth as needed from these instructions. Once you've done it it will be easy next time.

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Excellent work Andy.
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You click on Manage Attachments either when you start the thread or after clicking Go Advanced when replying in a thread. Click on Browse for each picture you want to upload. (It helps to maximize the screen so you can see the upload button when it's time.) That will open up files in your computer but you may need to pick between My Documents, My Downloads, or My pictures to find the pictures you are looking for. Once you find it click on it to highlight it then click on Open. The screen should go back to the Browse Files box and there should be the name or number of the photo next to the Browse box. If you have more photos the click on the next Browse Files and repeat. When you are finished adding photos click on the upload button and wait for the photos to upload. When they have click on Close This Window and it will go back to the dialog box.
Thanks Chuck,
I figured out how to upload the pictures like you said, but all the pictures show up together at the end of the message. I want to be able to intersperse pictures and text so I can narrate each photo. I've seen other people do it, but I haven't been able to do it.

“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” - Mark Twain
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Nice work Andy. Shop built things with that much craftsmanship always impress me. Says you care about the details.

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