Unbalanced Dust Collection
Question (WOODWEB Member) :
Are you coming straight down off the bottom of the cyclone into the top of the Y? Most likely the answer is yes. If so then consider that the air and dust are spinning in the cyclone as they enter the top of the Y. The spiral spin will be angled downward and reach one side of the Y before the other. This is likely what is causing the problem. You might be able to insert a small deflector shield in the Y in order to make more of the shavings go to the less used side. I've done things like this in the housing of our 3-bag collector which is in the basement directly below our 5-hp Oneida system. Three 60" tall bags is a huge step up from double 55 gallon barrels. A call to Oneida might also be in order. They can be very helpful.
From contributor M:
I was thinking about the spiraling dust/air mix. Need to get a punk or incense stick to check for air leaks, though I am pretty confident that there are none. I even taped the hose to the y connection and again at the hose to barrel connector to try to eliminate potential leaks. Maybe try Contributor J's idea about rotating the y a little to try to balance the fill. Yeah, my y comes straight off of the bottom of the cyclone. It would be nice to get both barrels to fill nearly evenly, definitely less of a hassle that way.
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