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Default Home Made Catch Can Idea

Ok, I've been looking at the catch cans available and don't like the price tag. So, I have an idea and wonder if it would work.

Use threaded PVC pipe and a threaded PVC cap, plus a glue on PVC cap.

Drill 2 holes and thread them for input and out put nipples for the hoses.

Cut the pipe to about 2" in length and glue a cap on one end.

Insert nipples into the screw on cap, cut the PCV hose or replace as needed for length.

Screw the PVC pipe with glued on cap to the lid with the hoses connected.

I was thinking of using 1.5" pipe, is this large enough?

As I understand how the system works is the oil is heavier than the air and will just fall to the bottom as the air from the PCV passes through the container, correct? It is a low pressure setup, correct?

Just need to figure out where to mount it, which shouldn't be to hard.
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I am a visual person, so you better just make it up. I am looking at making my own too, but was going to use the thing from an air compressor.
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I am a visual person, so you better just make it up. I am looking at making my own too, but was going to use the thing from an air compressor.
Actually using the moisture trap from a compressor is an even better idea because it's clear so you can see when it needs to be emptied plus they usually have a drain on them if there's space under it to drain it.
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I've seen threads on the air compressor seperator setups. I think I googled "DIY oil catchcan" or something to that effect.
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Here's a link to the DIY catch can using a compressor filter. Seems pretty simple. I wonder if it really needs to be mounted rather than just hanging on the line. Guess I need to look under the hood when the temp drops below 100 outside.

http://www.crxmpg.com/diy-pcv-catch-can/
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Here's a link to the DIY catch can using a compressor filter. Seems pretty simple. I wonder if it really needs to be mounted rather than just hanging on the line. Guess I need to look under the hood when the temp drops below 100 outside.

http://www.crxmpg.com/diy-pcv-catch-can/
I would mount it since the weight will increase as it fills up and the hoses will loose stiffness when hot.

Ditto on the use of the air line dryer idea. The clear housing will aid in inspection and it's rated to a much higher pressure than you'll be able to get with the PVC option. All the o-rings/gaskets are included as well.
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i also would mount it also
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