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    Pretty Darn Smart! - dust cyclone

    Maybe I am too easily impressed, but this is one of the cleanest and cleverest designs I ‘ve seen for combining a Ridgid shop vac with their Ridgid Dustopper Cyclone.

    I happen to have a spare 16-gallon Ridgid vacuum that just may be a candidate for this build.


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    Re: Pretty Darn Smart! - dust cyclone

    Looks like a great way to gain back a few square feet of shop space.
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    Re: Pretty Darn Smart! - dust cyclone

    Looks like a great idea! I wonder if it would work with a Lowe's bucket........
    I use one of the small Ridgid shop vacs at work sometimes and this would be a great way to save $$ on the filter bags picking up coarse debris (Drywall dust, dried mud, etc.).
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    Re: Pretty Darn Smart! - dust cyclone

    Very cool, I might give that a try.
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    Re: Pretty Darn Smart! - dust cyclone

    Well...I'm impressed

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    Re: Pretty Darn Smart! - dust cyclone

    Any ideas how to convert the bucket to the metric sizes for Fstool? I like the concept of the Festool or dust deputy adaptor for a dust extractor but not the cost. This necessitates both a shop vac and festool dust extractor. I,would like to eliminate the shop vac for general cleanup.

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    Re: Pretty Darn Smart! - dust cyclone

    Plenty of room for modding too. Like adding a cord hanger off the plywood top section instead of having to thread the cord through the support columns. Or adding an automatic on switch.

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    Re: Pretty Darn Smart! - dust cyclone

    Great find. I use this dustopper with my ridgid vac, mostly for drywall etc, and it falls over all the time. This fix will be a big improvement.
    My dustopper version didn’t have the right angle connector included for the top of the dustopper. I’ve had trouble finding a matching right angle connector for the dustopper. For those with a dustopper wanting a right angle connector: There is a right angle connector solution in the YouTube comment section: buy a Lowe’s right angle brush model 906791.

    So this gets two thumbs up from me overall design solution and right angle fitting source that works.

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    Re: Pretty Darn Smart! - dust cyclone

    As unit fills with debris, it will become top heavy. Years ago, I saw a tip of putting a weight in the bottom of vacuum to to prevent tip over.

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    Re: Pretty Darn Smart! - dust cyclone

    Quote Originally Posted by redknife View Post
    Great find. I use this dustopper with my ridgid vac, mostly for drywall etc, and it falls over all the time. This fix will be a big improvement.
    My dustopper version didn’t have the right angle connector included for the top of the dustopper. I’ve had trouble finding a matching right angle connector for the dustopper. For those with a dustopper wanting a right angle connector: There is a right angle connector solution in the YouTube comment section: buy a Lowe’s right angle brush model 906791.

    So this gets two thumbs up from me overall design solution and right angle fitting source that works.
    Chris,

    If you haven't found an elbow solution yet, contact Dustopper on their site. You can purchase one for $8 with free shipping. It took a week for them to respond, and almost 2 weeks for the package to arrive though.

    Oneida also makes something that I think will work, but shipping alone is $10. https://goo.gl/8FJXPo

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