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I have a 2HP cyclone collector that is exhausted outside. I have had this setup for years and just this winter it has started to exhaust a large amount of chips. I have it exhausting into a small lean to that has an up and over vent. Any ideas why this just started happening
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The obvious question: Is your collection barrel full?
Not so obvious question: Is your cyclone barrel clogged?
Can you think of anything that you have changed in your shop? Did you add a new jointer or surface planer?
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If you're using some kind of "Thien" separator, check the baffle plates. Nothing lasts forever, and if you're moving enough wood through there, perhaps you've worn some holes in the plates.
 

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It was the lean to. Pulled 3 45 gallon drums out of it. Last time i emptied the collection bin it was quite full and it must have just blew everything out the exhaust
 

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It was the lean to. Pulled 3 45 gallon drums out of it. Last time i emptied the collection bin it was quite full and it must have just blew everything out the exhaust
Glad you figured it out. Jointing and planing have a tendency to fill up collection bins quickly....just speaking from my experience.
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