I've been too cheap to buy a commercial collector, so I thought I'd give this concept a whirl.
Obviously the I used the Dust Deputy, because it really is magical.
Step 1: Parts
I had this blower for my kids jump house. the house died, the blower lives on.
This floor drain from Menards looked a perfect fit.... and it was! 6" drain to a 2" outlet.
3 self tapping screws.
Step 2: Fan
Using the grate I took out of the floor drain, I lined it up to the intake side of the blower and marked the 3 mounting holes.
I ran the self tapping screws in to ream the holes.
I lined the floor drain up, and it was like it was suppose to be there! the outside flange on the blower fit perfect in the drain.
I tighten the three screws and done!
Step 3: Putting It All Together
Hell ya it works!!!!!
Step 4: Issues
The downside is that this particular blower is not very strong, it was for the littlest jump house you could buy.
The upside is that the parts I tried worked well. My goal was to use 2" PVC from the outside blower into the Dust Deputy inside. Then continue the 2" PVC to 3 drops. I have a 1 car garage, 4" just isn't worth the time, money, or space.
I used it to vacuum up loose dust from my table saw pretty effectively. It's definitely not strong enough to attach to a table saw. It did work perfect on my scroll saw and orbital sander.
Lastly, I am aware of the dust collection and PVC concerns.....I just don't have them.
I updated the picture to reflect the proper attachment of the hoses.