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post #21 of 22 Old 03-14-2013, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by retired2 View Post
My top hat design, other than the rectangular inlet, bellmouth outlet, and air straightener, follow Phil Thien's standard recommendations. I think my drop slot is 1-1/8". The video you linked is definitely showing the slot in the wrong location.
Yes, My slot is 1 1/8" as well, and goes 240 degrees around. On my other Thein separators (one like the original, and a topper), I have the slot ending basically right before my intake, and then starting wherever the 240 degrees took me.

Originally Posted by Bob Willing View Post
I forgot to ask how wide is your slot that allows to chips to go into the trash can. Did you make the slot 240 degrees? I have been refering to your info and providing links on this forum based on your info on the Thien forum.

I watched these videos on youtube and it appears he has the slot location wrong based on your design and others.
Part 1-5 Thien Top Hat Dust Separator Build - YouTube
I did just post a question on the thein forum about the actual location of the slot in a topper. I guess we will find out what they say on there.

One other thing for anyone that is making a Thein separator... Mr Thein was gracious enough to share his design with us. He could have profitted from it by patenting it, but he decided not to. I think it is only fair, that if you use his design, to toss him few bucks as a "thank-you." He has a link on his main page, and he even thanks those that do donate.... (you can see he thanked me on 11/6/11). I know I have now used it 3 times, and I have suggested others to make one many times. It is by far the most frugal way to have an efficient DC.


I used to be fairly indecisive, but now....... I'm not so sure.

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Hey Retired2 we have not welcomed you to the forum yet! Welcome, it's nice to have you here. As you can see the voice of experience is much valued as we try to figure these things out! Thank you for sharing.
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