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    Wow nice unit. I made one a couple of years ago with almost the same dimensions, and it worked a treat, really well (except for the very fine dust).
    That was until I needed to squeeze it into a smaller space, so I reduced the height and it did not perform nearly as well. So, I am experimenting with a Thein baffle model at the moment, results to come.


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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Bag View Post
    You know Wiz I forgot one thing. There is a whale of a static charge on the whole thing when it's running. I've gotten zapped so many times I don't even pay attention. That's what makes the powdercoat cling everywhere but also there's the fact when I do a run of powdercoat I set the cyclone unit in the doorway of the garage, in the sun. So it gets hot enough to help it set also.

    Thanks for the links. When I have time I'll do some rabbit hole diving see what this Thein thing is all about.
    Have you considered fixing an earthing wire to the metal cone and to an earthing spike? This could save you from a few zaps and a possible explosion.

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    Fun to read these post above, did not know that Thien Type, but it seems to be a nice idea. Its illustration tells that the guts is how you put the intake port at the top edge of the bin, I really agree to this since i did have sort of the same feeling to this when I tried one of these standard types for my own use;
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