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This thread is just a heads up to the members that use the trash can and special lid for the separator in their dust collection system.

Lately I noticed that the suction on the system was getting weaker and that chips were accumulating behind the DC so it was time to have a look and see what was going on. What I found was that the chips and dust had begun to build up under the the edge of the lid where it seals to the top of the trash can. After throughly cleaning the channel out that fits around the edge of the lid and fits over the rim the trash can to form a seal, everything seems to have returned to normal. The suction seems to be much stonger but I did the clean up this morning and have not run the DC long enough to be certain that the seal is doing it's job. Before this problem was fixed I notices that the jointer was spitting chips out of the top and when I checked the hose it was not pulling the chips out of the jointer. I'm sure glad that I found the problem. I'm just saying that if you are one of those people that use the trash can with thw special lid, keep an eye on the seal to keep things working for you. Oh, just in case you're wondering, the lid on my system is held down with bungy cords.

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I found my trash can separators leaked and reduced suction from the start and went to ULead and bought a 30 gallon fiber drum with steel top and a clamping rim that seals it tight. No more leaks, lots of suction. Thinking about how to put a plexiglass peep hole in it so I don't have to open it to see how full it is. Maybe a hole in the top with the plexi bolted in place with a gasket and lots of calk to seal it tight.
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Thinking about how to put a plexiglass peep hole in it so I don't have to open it to see how full it is. Maybe a hole in the top with the plexi bolted in place with a gasket and lots of calk to seal it tight.
Holy Cow Batman!!! I've been wondering the how-to of that... and of course over thinking it. That sounds like some real simple solutions that I want to try out for mine! Thanks Tom.

What I have been doing is either check... or when I start seeing shavings in the bag, I know I was too late. LOL.

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I don't need a stinking peep hole! :-)
Just kidding.
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Great tip Jerry. Thanks!
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I don't need a stinking peep hole! :-)
Just kidding.
Is your lower baffle the same diameter as the inside of the drum, or slightly smaller?

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Is your lower baffle the same diameter as the inside of the drum, or slightly smaller?
James, part of the baffle (120 deg.) is the width of the drum and the rest (240 deg) is a little smaller. For a better description, check out Phil's website.

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Desertrat I don't know the what the term Ulead is? I would like a source for a fiber drum.
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Desertrat I don't know the what the term Ulead is? I would like a source for a fiber drum.
Here ya go, bud.
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I think that is what he meant. I have ordered stuff from the, before.
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I think that is what he meant. I have ordered stuff from the, before.
Uline is what I meant. 70 year old memory cells. LOL
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