Ducted vacuum cleaner anyone? Answered
My sister approached me today with the news that her vacuum cleaner went up in smoke.
While cleaning out the old rental and with the aim to clean the new home during the next few days.
This made me thinking about the the ducted vacuum system that were quite popular around here.
Most modern house won't get something like that and for the older ones it means once they fail they stay dead.
After all the tenant can buy a vacuum cleaner to clean the carpets...
I had a look around here and in other places to check on home made solutions of the more modern type.
As my sister is allowed some DIY to improve the quite old house I was wondering about installing a ducted vacuum system.
Of course there is not much out there, commercially, that would be up to our modern times.
Far too noisy, lack of sucktion and despite all totally outdated filter systems that won't keep the turbine or motor clean.
Some people however came up with quite clever ideas.
For example building your own cyclonic shop vac.
Another one I quite liked was was a home made housing for standard drum type shop vac.
Apart from the air noise the thing was almost silent.
No screaming motor, no outcoming air acting as a funnel for the noise create.
The air going in and through the hose was louder then the actual vacuum cleaner LOL
I would like to create something similar by salvaging a proper shop vac as a bas for the sucking part.
But as it is an old house I would really like a wooden solution to entire housing and casing problem.
Not just a screaming thing mounted to the outside of the house....
Far less noisy than the donor, cyclonic (proper) seperator and easy to empty.
Like place a bag under it and open the bottom easy.
Something originally intended for inside use might be weatherproved or placed in a properly covered area if required.
Any ideas for the wooden part apart from starting from scratch with 3D models?
Anyone here done something similar and willing to provide some feedback on how well it all performs?