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A while back while doing research for a dust collector I saw a way to use a garbage can in place of the collection bag. It was like a cloth that connected to the top of the garbage can and the bottom of the collector. Know I canít seem to find it again. Has anyone else seen this or was I dreaming?
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A while back while doing research for a dust collector I saw a way to use a garbage can in place of the collection bag. It was like a cloth that connected to the top of the garbage can and the bottom of the collector. Know I canít seem to find it again. Has anyone else seen this or was I dreaming?
I'm not sure about a cloth to connect the dust collector to a trash can, but this is what I use on a trash can between my tools and the dust collector, it works great!

http://www.woodcraft.com/product.asp...&FamilyID=4310

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I have one of the trash can cyclones and it does work great. But I am wanting to replace the bottom bag on the collector with a trash can.
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Two issues I want to touch on here...

#1. That separator lid, not bad, but you will want a baffle of sorts, like Phil Thien's design to keep the air from scrubbing the debris back up and into the DC.

#2. Why replace the lower bag with a trash can? Not sure what DC you are using, but there are plenty of heavy clear plastic lower bags that are easy on / easy off setups that make disposing of your dust a simple affair....

Honestly if you are using a good cyclone pre-separator it will be a VERY rare day you will need to empty the lower bag on your DC.... I have a Thien setup on my shop vac based system, and have only negligible dusting in the bottom of the vac after dumping the can 4 times. I figure I will burn up the vac before it needs to be emptied...

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Two issues I want to touch on here...

#1. That separator lid, not bad, but you will want a baffle of sorts, like Phil Thien's design to keep the air from scrubbing the debris back up and into the DC.

#2. Why replace the lower bag with a trash can? Not sure what DC you are using, but there are plenty of heavy clear plastic lower bags that are easy on / easy off setups that make disposing of your dust a simple affair....

Honestly if you are using a good cyclone pre-separator it will be a VERY rare day you will need to empty the lower bag on your DC.... I have a Thien setup on my shop vac based system, and have only negligible dusting in the bottom of the vac after dumping the can 4 times. I figure I will burn up the vac before it needs to be emptied...
What are the baffles you mentioned, do you have a link to Phil Thien's design? I have a blast gate at all of my tools that are hooked up. Like you said I get about 4 times the debris in the seperator than I do in the bag.
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