Stone dust collection bin

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by Paul \( Skiing8 \), Apr 5, 2005.

  1. I am going to be cutting through a wall with an angle grinder and I wish to
    cut down the dust as much as possible.

    I have an idea for a dust collection bin.

    Here's how it works.....

    I will get a drum of some kind (one that can be sealed) that is fairly
    robust and will not cave in. In the top of the bin I will cut a hole that is
    the same size of the vaccuum hose. At the other side at the top I will cut
    another hole that I will insert a plastic waste pipe that extends down to
    the bottom of the bin. The bin will then be filled a 1/4 of the way with

    Another hose will be run from the waste pipe to a collector near where the
    cutting will be done. When the vaccuum is switched on it will suck air
    through the system and filter the fine dust through the water.

    Will it work and be worth the effort?

    Paul \( Skiing8 \), Apr 5, 2005
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    AlexW Guest

    I have actually done this BTW ... consider carefully you could avoid the
    dust by using a stone cutter and small amounts of water. See

    I think you will need a very good vac with mega suction to capture the
    all the dust!

    ... if you go this way there are various dust collection systems that
    can be bought off the shelf. The Triton one I have (use for timber / mdf
    mainly) works well from a std vac. See bucket in The bucket cost about £30 IIRC and can be
    bought from B&Q warehouses. How effective it would be in this
    application, I am not sure as the operation really will create a hell of
    lot of dust.


    AlexW, Apr 5, 2005
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  3. Paul \( Skiing8 \)

    Andy Dingley Guest

    Andy Dingley, Apr 5, 2005
  4. Forgot to really mention that I already have a grinder and disk and don't
    really want to spend any extra cash at all. The bucket looks like what I
    have in mind... maybe I will use one a bit bigger though, all the fittings I
    have or can get from my dad for free. The main important difference is the
    'water filtration' part, as the dust and air are sucked through the water it
    should catch most of the dust and save the vaccumm from being clogged.

    Paul \( Skiing8 \), Apr 5, 2005

  5. This looks good, I may just design mine just like it and if I get an elbow
    and extension I could adapt it for the dusty work and convert it back when I
    need to do wood work type jobs

    Paul \( Skiing8 \), Apr 5, 2005
  6. Paul \( Skiing8 \)

    AlexW Guest

    Should do both as per the design.

    I didn't suggest cyclones as it looked like a one off. I was thinking
    about making one too, but when I saw the Triton thingy, I decided I
    could not be arsed as I would spend probably half the price on hoses &
    fittings etc which I did not have.

    Good luck & have fun.
    AlexW, Apr 5, 2005
  7. Paul \( Skiing8 \)

    AlexW Guest

    The triton has a lifetime cleanable filter I use mine with an earlex
    combi vac sometimes with the filter removed (for max suck).

    If you can get the bits for free, that's half the battle ... get with
    the cyclonic vibe!

    AlexW, Apr 5, 2005
  8. I think the problem is that the vacuum (even when not having to try to
    pull a stream of air through water) can't create a strong enough/high
    enough volume airflow to capture the sheer mega blast of dust an angle
    grinder kicks out. For my next attempt at chasing a wall with an angle
    grinder I think I might rig up a _big_ fan (30 cm dia or so) I aquired
    from some old computer air cooling kit and see if it'll at least keep
    the dust cloud from permeating the rest of the house I'm working in
    (even if it covers the street outside in dust :)
    John Stumbles, Apr 8, 2005
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