In Regard To That Trash Can Lid...
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.
Last edited by Jerry Bowen; 07-02-2013 at 11:27 AM.