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I was concerned about vibration. Of course seeing as the power to the table saw will be mounted on the ceiling , twist kicks would make sense .
But it’s more than likely overkill on the DC .

I was going to use a twist lock on the cnc spindle though . Just for piece of mind , and because I have two.

Edit . Herb , almost forgot , the DC will be controlled by an IVAC system . The control box for the IVAC goes to a contactor in a separate enclose that will be plugged into the wall with a twist lock .
I tried the IVAC without an external contactor , and it kept on tripping its breaker because of the inrush current

https://youtu.be/95LBb2ii_WI
Instead of mounting the boxes face down mount them through their sides so that they face out. That's what I did with my ceiling DC unit.
 

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Instead of mounting the boxes face down mount them through their sides so that they face out. That's what I did with my ceiling DC unit.
Never even thought of that. Do a surface mount box and put them on their side . Geez , I don’t exactly think out of the box sometimes lol
 

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Guys , I posted earlier that I sourced out an oil drum for the saw dust . But now I’m steering towards making a container out of wood with a sealed door .
Wouldn’t it be much easier to have a door that’s latched on the front of a wooden box , then open it when it’s starting to fill up , and just shovel the saw dust out into a garbage bin ?
I know it’s an additional step, but undoing the band at the top of the drum and actually having to remove the drum from under the Cyclone seems like a lot of hassle regardless .
I haven’t actually taken the band off yet to see how the lid comes off , but I suspect it’s a nuisance
 

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Guys , I posted earlier that I sourced out an oil drum for the saw dust . But now I’m steering towards making a container out of wood with a sealed door .
Wouldn’t it be much easier to have a door that’s latched on the front of a wooden box , then open it when it’s starting to fill up , and just shovel the saw dust out into a garbage bin ?
I know it’s an additional step, but undoing the band at the top of the drum and actually having to remove the drum from under the Cyclone seems like a lot of hassle regardless .
I haven’t actually taken the band off yet to see how the lid comes off , but I suspect it’s a nuisance

Rick...I believe you bought the wrong barrel. The one you want is the one with the latch for the ring...the one you have needs a couple of wrenches.

If you build a barrel with a door, the sawdust will fall out when you open it...or never let it get above the bottom of the door.

Check out the hard cardboard barrels at Uline...
 

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Listen to Nick, RICK! The first DC system I built plywood box and a roll out bin that held 70 gallons of dust. What a disaster, the dust filled up around the bin and under it. When I opened the door it fell out all over the floor. I used a scoop shovel and shoveled in into a wheel barrow. I had a trail of sawdust all the way out to where I dumped it. 2 wheel barrel loads, and a 16 gal Sop vac full. Then had to clean the dang shopvac filter, what a PITA. Now I have 32 gal garbage can,I put a 42 gal black plastic bag in it . It has to be weighted down so it doesn't get sucked up into the fan. Use a bent piece of formica around the inside of the barrel to hold it til it get enough sawdust to stay. Or some guys us a brick with a rope on it to hold the bag down.

I made a lid out of plywood ,routed a groove for the top of the can and put foam weather stripping in to seal it. The can sets on a dolly I made, so it has about 1/2" clearance below the lid. I wheel the empty can in place turn on the DC ,it sucks the can up tight and I slide wedges under the can to hold it. Shut off the DC, use a wire tie on the bag to hold it closed and throw the whole thing in the garbage.

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I did a quick search for barrel clamps and this popped up from McMaster Carr https://www.mcmaster.com/barrel-clamps/closing-rings-for-steel-drums/ which has the quick release clamp. I did something similar to Herb with a ply top for a trash can. I made a "slip" ring epoxied to the underside of trash can ring and suspended the lid and cyclone on the wall. The can hangs about 1" off the floor. When I need to empty the can it drops to floor so I slide it out and dump it.
 

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I did a quick search for barrel clamps and this popped up from McMaster Carr https://www.mcmaster.com/barrel-clamps/closing-rings-for-steel-drums/ which has the quick release clamp. I did something similar to Herb with a ply top for a trash can. I made a "slip" ring epoxied to the underside of trash can ring and suspended the lid and cyclone on the wall. The can hangs about 1" off the floor. When I need to empty the can it drops to floor so I slide it out and dump it.
Nice neat job. Bob. How big of a can is that?

Rick,Have you measured your ceiling height an compared it to the height of the cyclone and fan o see if you have enough head room for that Can. It looks kind of high to me.
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Rick, avoid shovelling. Makes a mess plus you have to wear dust protection. A short piece of flex allows you to lift the lid enough to slide the barrel out. I like the cardboard barrels because they have to the quick release lid and are really light and cheap.
 

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Rick, avoid shovelling. Makes a mess plus you have to wear dust protection. A short piece of flex allows you to lift the lid enough to slide the barrel out. I like the cardboard barrels because they have to the quick release lid and are really light and cheap.
I’m liking that quick release idea ;)
 
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