Really underground garage
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
Not a direct answer to OP....as with a lot of shop subjects,we each have different G&O's(goals/objectives).
We're in the beginning stages(ha) of building a "Multi-clone".Even though they're still "cyclonic" by nature......they do infact fit into rectangular packaging.
Probably more effort than they're worth,unless.....we're talking about really fine particulates here.There's a correlation between cyclone diameter and particle size.Our last cyclone,that stayed here,has worked pretty durn good hooked up to a cpl edge sanders.It was/is designed for our vert panel saw though.But it's still exhausting into the shop...canister filter,yadayada.
Got tired of moving it from the sanders,where it's used almost everyday....to the once a week location on the panel saw.So,we're building a "better" system(multi-clone,with much smaller cycloneS),and venting outside.It has a line of 5 smaller diameter cyclones,all dumping into one collection bx. dedicated to 3 or 4 stationary sanders.The whole affair is housed in a rectangular "box".
Barronfan.com has a decent visual aide for multi-clones.Good luck with your project.
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