« Last post by JimmyTheHand on January 13, 2017, 01:09:55 AM »
This should probably have been posted as a new thread, but I'm not able to create a new thread. Probably because I'm a new user on this forum.
I'm planning a build of the cyclone, but have had trouble locating a suitable trashcan. I've found no suitable trashcans in locally.
I had been thinking of using an empty oil barrel. But I guess those are a bit too heavy to move around for emptying.
I've now found the Brute trashcan online. As many people seem to use this trashcan, I have a question for you.
Can someone who has either the 55 gallon or 44 gallon version please measure the outside diameter of the trashcan?
I ask because I need to know the outside dimensions before ordering. I need to make sure it is smaller than the door opening to the room where my dust collector is.
I found the following info on the web, but it doesn't say if the measurements are taken on the inside or the outside:
55 gal 208.2 L
Diameter: 26.4 in 67.0 cm
Height: 33.2 in 84.3 cm
44 gal 166.6 L
Diameter: 24.0 in 61.0 cm
Height: 31.5 in 80.0 cm
32 gal 121.1 L
Diameter: 21.9 in 55.7 cm
Height: 27.8 in 70.5 cm
The largest one will probably not fit through the door opening. I hope the 44 gallon one will fit.
I'll build a 6" separator. I think both the 32, 44 and 55 gallon trashcans are large enough for this. I read, somewhere, that the minimum diameter should be inlet size * 3. For me that would be 6" * 3 = 18". All of the trashcans are larger than this (assuming the measurements are the inside diameters).