How to make a Dust Collector

I'll be showing you guys how to build a dust collector using a shop vac and they bucket my shop vac is only four gallon and it's a five horsepower so it's small but it can totally get the job done I'll be showing you guys how to do that build in a bit I purchased a hose from the local Home Depot store and the rest of the pieces was things I had laying around the yard I'm using a 10 foot hose a 20 inch bucket which any bucket would work in this case I just happen to have a 20 inch bucket I'm also using a sink strainer which is I think it's optional you don't really need this piece but I just wanted to throw this in the mix I have scrap plexiglass I have 1/2 inch to one and a half reducer one one and a half reducer to one and a quarter reducer I have a used one and a quarter PVC pipe from another project which I plan to utilize in this project you will only need two one and a quarter ninety s 3 couplings less than 2 feet of inch and a quarter pipe glue and some hand tools now to give you a good visual I laid out the three couplings to place them where I would like to drill my holes using their one and a quarter inch bit I drill three holes in the lid I didn't use a razor to remove the rough edges from the existing piece of pipe I had I cut the pipe down and then the other hand I cut it at a 45 degree angle this is aimed towards the wall of the bucket so when the dust come in it swirls around and then falls to the bottom after mark and I use a hacksaw to cut the excessive piece off a dry fit two pipe to make sure it's as tight as I like it to be this next piece is for the suction that's going right into the vacuum is just a straight pipe going in the lid of the bucket I then mark this pipe cutting it down just enough to fit into the coupling after checking everything as snug as we like to be we're going to go ahead and glue all these pieces together this start hole is my peep hole which let me looks down in the bucket and see if the bucket is full or not I cut a piece of three by three Plexiglas to cover the hole I drew the lid and the plexi from the inside out so I know exactly where I needed to be I put a good amount of caulk around the hole so when I screwed it flex it to the lid it creates a tight seal I finish that off by adding more caulk to close any potential holes in most cases I would defer to silicone or caulk is a bit easier to clean up using that grinder I cut the screws down to prevent in the future injuries again this strainer is optional you do not have to use this piece but in my case I had to land around so I decided to use it before my under strain I'm going to call both pipes to prevent any air from leaking out so once all the caulking is done I then screw on the strainer for some reason my camera stopped recording and I didn't realize so at the top there's where I'm using the second 90 it's not glued this is where the vacuum is plugged into where the suction is coming from it's hooked up to the inch and a half reducer nowadays pieces came with the hose that I picked up from Home Depot so put a few of those ends together and plug that in your hose and then we plug the other side into the two-inch reducer you want to make sure two screws on both reducers are tight so when you're moving around everything stays together notice there's nothing in the bucket I don't have a whole lot to clean up right now except PVC scraps so let's see how that works out really god I put this peephole in here so I can keep status on the bucket as you can see the suction is really good this is the same suction that's coming out of the vacuum if I didn't have this bucket in the middle of so I think is working really great there's no PVC scraps in the vacuum thanks for watching subscribe to the channel for more up and coming DIY videos

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