The pleated-paper canister filter on my 2HP DC is just overwhelmed.
Better than the old bag. A bag is good for 1 hour.... I really need to
I figure that if I were to upgrade to a double canister 3-4 HP set-up,
all it would do would buy a little time between dumping.
So, I'm told that a cyclone is the way to go. What do we know about
: Robatoy wrote:
:> The pleated-paper canister filter on my 2HP DC is just overwhelmed.:> Better than the old bag. A bag is good for 1 hour.... I really need :> to:> do something.:> I figure that if I were to upgrade to a double canister 3-4 HP :> set-up,:> all it would do would buy a little time between dumping.
:> So, I'm told that a cyclone is the way to go. What do we know about:> those things?
: Just about anything you want to know is there.
Some of it is useful and accurate, some of it is neither.
One should also consult reviews on cyclones from FWW, Popular Woodworking,
and other major magazines. And the engineers at Oneida give free advice
and very useful help in designing and planning a system.
-- Andy Barss
: Care to point out the inaccuracies?
It's filled with hyperbole, it claims no commercial DC
company is worth their salt (he has a particular
dislike of Oneida), he claims he's spent a hundred
thousand dollars on putting up his website and requests donations,
he recommends homebuilt systems that are over powered, and he
exaggerates the efficacy of the system he advocates and the dangers
of small amounts of dust.
It may just be me, but the site has a cultish, conpiracy theory
However, it does contain some useful information.
I just think a person should look elsewhere as well.
-- Andy Barss
I share his vague disquiet. The entire site is very dust-phobic, bordering
on obsessive and paranoid. It's difficult to say more without quantifying
air quality in your own shop. I think about buying a good airborn
particulate counter from time to time. OTOH, the only purpose that would
serve is to verify whether or not I need to punch a hole through the masonry
to vent to the outside, with the attendant problems. Subjectively, the
small'ish DC and air cleaner work adequately most of the time, with the ROS
being the sole exception. A hole in the wall likely won't help the ROS.
rarely. I haven't bothered getting the 1" adapter to fit on the sander. Hand
sanding with 220 suffices, but that has a different dust problem. Solid wood
gets planed or scraped. (So, it's fair to say I stopped using it for lack of
a $2 vac adapter. I hate the whine of that shop vac, too.)
Weather permitting, I sand stuff like that outside..
I find myself working more and more in the carport, using the "Baja Breeze"
handle the dust..
Moving the table saw, router table and belt/disk sander outside made a huge
difference in how often I have to dust the stuff in the shop..
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EXCEPT at 7000 feet where it started at about 8dF and spiraled all the
way up to 34 now. We started with about 3.5 feet of powder. Then over
Christmas, it rained, sleeted, and ended up with freezing temps. Our
street is a sheet of ice covered with a thin layer of snow. If you can
get up here through the hordes of snow play people and
skiers/snowboarders, bring some 60dF weather.
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