I read about all these dust collection and cyclone projects so that I am interested in pursuing a more sophisticated system than shoveling stuf out the door and then turning on the leave blower.
So thinking in a linear fashion - from the mess to the trash can.
Pick-up via pipe or hoses, maybe with gates near at hand. Then to the cyclone which separates the dust from the heavier stuff. Then to the bag or can to be hauled out for disposal. Right so far?
Here are the questions. The can under the cyclone collects what, dust or "stuff"? Does the cyclone come "before" the vacuum pump and filter?
Do the fine micron bags go on the collection (bag or can) end of things? And the reason for the fine micron bags is to return clean air back into the shop area because it has been heated or cooled and one doesn't want to pay for more unconditioned air?
Can someone sketch up a linear 'drawing' of how the mess is gathered and separated and disposed?
Please clarify my thinking in this regard. Thanks!