Garbage can cyclone
I have to believe that someone here has done this so maybe you can shed some light on my dilemma. I bought a good 30 gallon aluminum trash can. Cut 2 holes in the lid, attached some inlets to the top and underside and 2 elbows facing different directions on the underside. Nothing super airtight, no gaskets yet, just wanted to see how it would work before i put too much time and effort into it. I hooked my shop vac to one inlet and another hose to the other. Turned it on and vacuumed some stuff. Sheesh, as soon as the suction of the vacuum met some resistance (in this case the surface of my workbench, the lid collaped flat, the sides of the can started to suck in. I guess it works but i was surprised that it had that much force without even sealing the lid or anything. Has anyone else experienced this? Should i reinforce the lid or something or was this just a bad idea from the get go? Thoughts? I'll supply pictured if anyone is interested.