Sometimes the old bags can just plain get in the way!
"Vic Baron" wrote in message
I have a Grizzly 3hp dust collector that I've had for years. Been
just fine. My "shop" is my garage so I used 4" PVC pipe to run
and drops to the various machines, etc. Did all sorts of things like
sealing compound around the lid of the trash can used as a separator,
all the gates as best as possible, PVC joints, etc. Always felt that
suction was a tad low but I lived with it.
Last night I decided to change the way I had the original routing from
unit to the separator, so I had to remove the main Y joint at the
unit - the
DOH! moment came when I saw part of a plastic bag partially covering
main opening. It had been there for a long time because when I removed
the resulting suction was noticeably different than it has been in
Not enough to completely block the flow but enough to diminish it.
Just don't know why I hadn't thought of checking that junction first.
life goes on.....
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