No fancy built-in DC here. Never had one. Looked at them but never got around to it. Now that everything has to go in a trailer, I gathered all teh part laying around and assembled this Rube Goldberg. I had a 15 gallon fibre drum, a Dust Deputy, a small Rigid vac (a real sucker!), and a Grizzly Lone Ranger remote. I also had a hode hanger and an old luggage hand truck. Now they all have wheels!
Two criteria. Had to hold a garbage bag for easier emptying and everything had to be in one unit. Here is a view.
Here is close up of the business end. I used 1 1/4" drain pipe with a 1 1/4" elbow and a 1 1/4" coupler. The elbow fit into the vacuum nicely but quarters were too close, a coupler and a short piece of pipe took care of that. The pipe almost fit into the top of the Gust Deputy. A few thou too big. Required a bit of rasping. Fits nicely. The upside besides neatness is no corrugated hose to disturb the air. Thought the elbow might slow things down, but it collapses a hose instantly when plugged.
The bag will suck up without a hold down. One piece of 1/2" PVC, 3 caps (for the bottom of the legs to keep from tearing the bag, a tee, and two elbows. I had three tees on hand but elbows would work fine. I used a heat gun to bend the PVC. Not neat but it works.
A side view that shows that 20-20 hindsight reveals I should of have offset the Dust Deputy for a more balanced look. Se la vie.
The Lone Ranger is mounted along side the vac along with a hook for the remote, and a hose hanger is tied to the vac pipe with plastic ties.
Finally, it needed wheels. I bungeed on the luggage carrier.
Not beautiful, but it is functional, works well, and is not top heavy. I'd say it has character!